Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Pumpkin Bread

 By: Christy

Picking a pumpkin recipe for me was such a difficult task because I have several top notch recipes made with pumpkin. I had it down between a pumpkin cheesecake with a gingersnap crust, pumpkin cookies that have white chocolate chips and pecans in them, and then plain ole pumpkin bread. How to choose, how to choose!? All of them are sooo good and all deserve a spot on our site but I had to pick just one.... I decided to leave it up to some of my trusty taste testers and almost all of them voted I make pumpkin bread.

Pumpkin Bread with Walnuts & Choc Chips!
I was definitely not disappointed with their choice because not only does my house now smell of cinnamony baked goods but I have some amazingly moist and delicious pumpkin bread to nom on. Right now I am actually contemplating if I really want to share my food with my taste testers at work this morning (my pumpkin bread is currently hiding at my desk until I decide! LOL)
Pumpkin bread recipes are all pretty basic and easy but one thing that really stands out for this recipe is that it doesn't turn out to be sticky like many sweet breads do. I doubled the recipe and did one plain and did another with walnuts and chocolate chips.... All proper desserts deserve chocolate right?! haha But this would be great with a variety of different add in's: cranberries, raisin, pecans, m&m's, white chocolate chips... YUM!

Ingredients: (for 1 loaf)
5 oz. pumpkin
1 egg
1/3 cup vegetable oil
1/4 cup water
1 cup sugar
1 1/4 cup flour
3/4 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 ground Cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1/8 teaspoon ground cloves
(optional for more spice: 1/8 teaspoon of ground ginger)

Add in's I used:
1 cup chocolate chips, and 1 cup walnuts

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees
Combine pumpkin, egg, vegetable oil, water, and sugar.
Combine flour, baking soda, salt, and spices.
Slowly stir in the dry ingredient mixture into the wet mixture. Add any add in's and stir.
Pour into greased and floured pan (I just use Baking Joy spray) and bake for 45 minutes.

Hot Pumpkin Bread with butter... YUM!

1 comment:

sarah said...

Looks delicious and your pics look amazing!!!