It’s finally Fall and you know what that means – well, it’s already in full effect – Pumpkin Spice everything! It really is amazing how many different things come in Pumpkin Spice. I actually picked up a box of Pumpkin Spice Cheerios last week while grocery shopping. I haven’t tried them yet though. And while at Target the other day I saw Pumpkin Spice Caramel Corn, but, I just couldn’t bring myself to buy it. There has to be a line drawn somewhere… LOL!
So, in honor of Fall finally arriving I bring you my first pumpkin treat of the season… Pumpkin Bread. A simple yet delicious treat that I was quite surprised I hadn’t made before. I opted to halve the recipe and use the remaining pumpkin puree to make Pumpkin Pancakes, unfortunately they didn’t come out that great – there wasn’t much pumpkin flavor. Hopefully I’ll attempt them again before the end of the season, if not, there are some other pumpkin recipes that I can’t wait to try and share. But for now back to the… Pumpkin Bread!
3 (1 1/2) cups sugar
1 (1/2) cup vegetable oil
4 (2) eggs, lightly beaten
16 ounces (1 cup) canned unsweetened pumpkin
3 1/2 (1 3/4) cups flour
2 (1) teaspoons kosher salt
2 (1) teaspoons baking soda
1 (1/2) teaspoon baking powder
1 (1/2) teaspoon ground nutmeg
1 (1/2) teaspoon ground allspice
1 (1/2) teaspoon cinnamon powder
1/2 (1/4) teaspoon ground cloves
2/3 (1/3) cup water
*Please note the amounts in parenthesis are for 1 loaf
Preheat the oven to 350 Degrees F. Butter and flour 2 9 x 5 loaf pans (I opted to use baking spray which contains butter and flour.)
Stir together the sugar and oil and then add in the eggs and pumpkin. You could also use a hand or stand mixer on the lowest setting.
In a separate bowl combine all of the dry ingredients, the flour to the ground cloves.
Blend the dry ingredients into the pumpkin mixture, alternating with the water.
Divide the batter among the loaf pans and bake for 30 to 40 minutes, or until a cake tester comes out clean. Let stand for 10 minutes and then remove from the pans and let cool completely on a wire rack.
Recipe from Food Network