Come fall, and I become a baking machine. Not really, but between Halloween and Christmas is about the only time you will find me baking. Something about baking with a cool breeze coming through the window makes it feel right.
The other day was pretty cool, rainy and just plain dreary. So to brighten up our moods and get into the fall spirit I baked my FAVORITE holiday treat. PUMPKIN BREAD. OH my… it’s nothing short of YUMMY goodness! It’s probably one of the best things I make. I always make extra for friends and neighbors, and it’s always devoured! Perfect to eat with your morning coffee or to bring to your Thanksgiving Feast.Ready for the recipe?
- 1 (15 ounce) can pumpkin puree
- 4 eggs
- 1 cup vegetable oil
- 2/3 cup water
- 2 cups white sugar
- 1 cup brown sugar
- 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
- 3 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
- 2 teaspoons baking soda
- 1 1/2 teaspoons salt
- 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1 teaspoon ground nutmeg
- 1/2 teaspoon ground cloves
- 1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
- Mix pumpkin puree, eggs, vegetable oil, water, sugar and vanilla.
- In separate bowl, mix: flour, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves and ginger.
- Pour dry ingredients into wet ingredients. Mix. Don’t over mix though, you want to mix just until your dry ingredients aren’t dry.
- Pour mixture into 3- 7x3 loaf pans.
- Bake at 350 degrees for 50 – 60 mins depending on your stove. (Loaf is ready when toothpick is inserted and comes out clean). Our stove is super old and totally sucks… so it always takes longer than an hour!
Now, it’s pretty amazing like this… but I always add a glaze. It’s the perfect touch!
- 1 1/2 Cup Powedered Sugar
- 1/4 Cup milk
- 1/8 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 teaspoon vanilla
- 1 teaspoon butter
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Drizzle over the loaf. Cut a slice and enjoy pure bliss! hah.
Idea: Use Bundt pans, put them together and frost for a pumpkin cake!
Health Tip: Use 1 cup Applesauce instead of 1 cup oil for a healthier recipe. (I’ve never done this, but friends have and it turned out great).
I’d love to hear what you think after you’ve made it.