Pumpkin Bread

Sunday, November 07, 2010

It's official. We've lit a fire in our wood-burning stove.



Since we moved into our house at the beginning of May, we haven't had much need for heat-producing sources yet.

UNTIL NOW!

This is my favorite time of the year, when fires are welcomed and scarves are more than an accessory. I LOVE daylight savings. Dark early? Awesome. Snuggling in is maybe one of the things I do best.

Since the weather is now (finally) starting to match the seasonal items in Walgreens, I made some pumpkin bread.

I found this recipe online the first or second year we were married. And let me tell ya, it's one worth keeping.



I will be hard-pressed to find another pumpkin bread that is as flavorful and moist as this one [but I won't be looking].

Make it with or without [mini] chocolate chips (and I never make it with nuts, but if that's your thing, go for it).



Makes 3 loaves...one for you, one to share, and one to freeze for later.

Pumpkin Bread
or, Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Bread
adapted from this one

Ingredients:

2 cups white sugar
1 cup brown sugar
1 cup vegetable oil (sometimes I do half oil half applesauce, depending on present guilt level)
1 15 oz. can pumpkin puree
2/3 cup water
4 eggs
3 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 tablespoon ground cinnamon
1 tablespoon ground nutmeg
2 teaspoons baking soda
1 1/2 teaspoons salt
1 cup mini chocolate chips (or a smidge more)

Directions:
1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease & flour 3 loaf pans.
2. In a mixing bowl, combine sugar, pumpkin, oil, water, and eggs. Beat until smooth. Blend in flour, cinnamon, nutmeg, baking soda, and salt. Stir in chocolate chips. Divide evenly between the loaf pans.
3. Bake for 1 hour, or until inserted toothpick comes out clean. Cool on wire racks before removing from pans.



Don't let my lame photos deter you. LOOK NO FURTHER for your The Recipe and make this pumpkin bread.

I'm confident enough about this to say in parting, "you're welcome."

13 comments:

  1. yuummmmm... I love this pumpkin bread. it was great energy for my run today.

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  2. Your ingredients don't mention pumpkin...

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  3. Ha,ha, I was printing your recipe from the "picture" of the screen I took, when I realized there was no pumpkin in the pumpkin bread! Then I was really confused when I came back to your blog, and there was pumpkin. That was before I read the comments. Looking forward to making it!

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  4. i swear that as i read this blog post i could smell pumpkin coming from my computer screen... then i realized it was the pumpkin spice candle on my table.

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  5. I've been looking for a good pumpkin bread recipe. I'm excited to try this. I'll have to make my own pumpkin puree here so it won't be exactly the same product, but I bet it will still be delicious. Thanks for sharing!

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  6. My question is:
    DO you slice up the third loaf before freezing?! XOXO

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