Thursday, September 8, 2016

The Best Pumpkin Bread Ever

Good morning! How is your week coming along? I always drag along after a holiday weekend and feel as if I cannot catch up, this week is no different. I am counting the two days left until the weekend. We are having beautiful weather, hot and sunny, as if summer is not going to give up without a fight. 

I have to be honest, my mind has already transitioned to Fall. I have unpacked my Fall/Winter clothes, dug out my cookbooks and have actually made my first pumpkin dessert!  Bring on the cool crisp mornings, lazy weekends watching football and eating chili. 

If you like pumpkin bread I think you will enjoy this recipe. It is the best one that I have made so far, spicy, moist and delicious. Perfect with a cup of tea, as a dessert or just a snack. I love it so much I am going to be making several loaves to send to family and friends. 

The Best Pumpkin Bread Ever

1/2 cup butter, softened
1 cup dark brown sugar
1 cup canned pumpkin
2 eggs
11/2 tsp. ground cinnamon
1/2 tap. ground ginger
1/4 tsp. ground nutmeg
1/4 tsp. ground cloves
1 tsp. baking powder
1 tsp. baking soda
1 tsp. salt
11/2 cups all purpose flour

Preheat oven to 350. Grease  a 9" loaf pan with cooking spray and line with parchment paper. Set aside. 
In the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with a paddle attachment combine  all of the ingredients and mix at medium speed until well mixed. 
Pour mixture into prepared pan and bake for 40-60 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean. Cool for 15 minutes then remove from pan and cool on a wire rack. 

This bread is perfect without a glaze or frosting but I added a cream cheese frosting. In hindsight I should have left it plain.

Have a great day!

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  1. Pumpkin bread is one of my favorite things in the whole world. I bet yours is the best. Have a great week, Elizabeth!

  2. My dear, dear friend.....

    I had NO internet for five days. I am so happy to be back and to see YOU! This looks wonderful. I have such fond memories of autumn activities such as baking and thank you for ushering us back into these special moments. THANK YOU!

  3. Elizabeth, I saw this on your look divine. I am so ready for everything autumn, but with temps in the high 90s and heat index well above 100....ugh....I can't even dream of an early fall. Thanks for sharing. Hugs! Bonnie

  4. okay, elizabeth, you are encouraging me about the season about to change. i can handle it with lovely recipes like this that make me feel nostalgic and young. thanks for sharing, friend. xox

  5. Funny, I used to scoff (just a teensy
    tiny bit) at people who I believed were
    "jumping the gun" with the approaching
    season, but not.any.more! I've totally
    changed my mind-set and embrace
    what's to come with open arms : ) Your
    pumpkin bread looks amazing and I'm
    envious that you've already got your
    wardrobe in order! I've pulled out some
    dried gourds and my velvet pumpkins
    and filled jars with the remnants of my
    cutting garden, so far. Got to get this
    yummy bread on my radar....

    Keep enjoying the beginning of fall and
    continue to look forward!!!

    xo Suzanne

  6. That really does look amazing! I always start baking more in the Fall season! Thanks for the recipe! Hugs, Diane


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