Sunday, September 25, 2011

Quick and Easy Pumpkin Bread

When the weather gets cold, I always want to start baking. Last week, temps dipped down into the 40's at night, I vowed I would make something with pumpkin in it this weekend. I could have chosen pumpkin muffins, pumpkin cookies or a pumpkin roll/log. But I decided to make my "old faithful" recipe. Pumpkin Bread. It's super easy so I'll share the recipe with you!

You'll need:
  • 4 Eggs 
  • 2 Cups of Sugar 
  • 1 Cup of Oil
  • 2 Cups of Flour 
  • 1 Tsp of Baking Powder 
  • 1/2 Tsp of Baking Soda 
  • 1 Tsp of Cinnamon 
  • 1 Tsp of Salt 
  • 2 Cups of Pumpkin 
  • As many nuts, and any variety, that you desire

 Preheat oven, 350 degrees.

Combine Eggs, Oil and Sugar. Slowly add remaining ingredients and mix until smooth.  Butter and flour 3 loaf pans or one bundt pan.  Bake for 45-60 minutes.  I usually bake them a little longer than 60 minutes, but that will depend on your oven and elevation.  Insert toothpick in the center of the loaf, if it comes out clean, they are done!



Optional :
Cream Cheese Icing
1/2 Box Powdered Sugar, sifted
1/4 to 1/2 Cups of Finely Chopped Pecans or any nut
6 Ounces, Softened Cream Cheese
1/2 Stick Butter
1 Tsp Vanilla

Beat all ingredients together for 7 minutes.  Frost cooled cake.


boneman said...

QUICKER and EASIER Pumpkin Bread

Buy it already made.


Andrea said...

I can't argue that. It would be easier, but maybe not quicker. Depends on how far you have to drive to get something equally as delish! :)