Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Pumpkin Bread

Bake up a batch of these yummy Pumpkin Bread mini loaves and enjoy some now, freeze for your Thanksgiving meal or share with neighbors. The recipe makes seven 5.5 x 3-inch loaves.


When I went for my recipe, I realized I had not posted this easy and delicious Pumpkin Bread. I have a chicken in the crockpot for dinner tonight and thought I'd be efficient by baking this bread as a side and putting the extra in the freezer for Thanksgiving. I made applesauce as well, so I have a start on Thanksgiving.
Pumpkin Bread 
Recipe source:  All recipes


Ingredients 
1 (15 ounce) can pumpkin puree
4 eggs
1 cup vegetable oil
2/3 cup water
3 cups white sugar
3 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons baking soda
1 1/2 teaspoons salt
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1/2 teaspoon ground cloves
1/4 teaspoon ground ginger 


Directions 

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Grease and flour 7 mini (5.5 x 3-inch) loaf pans. 

In an extra-large bowl, mix together pumpkin puree, eggs, oil, water and sugar until well blended.

In a separate bowl, thoroughly whisk together the flour, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves and ginger.

Stir the dry ingredients into the pumpkin mixture just until blended. Pour into prepared pans. 

Bake for 35-40 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool, in pans a few minutes; turn out onto cooling rack.

These little loaves freeze well. When completely cool, wrap in waxed-paper, plastic wrap or foil. Place into freezer safe bags. Store in freezer 2-3 months.

Optional Frosting
Stir together until smooth:
1 cup confectioners' sugar
1 tsp. butter, melted
pinch salt
1-2 Tbs. cream or milk to desired spreading consistency. 

RECIPE NOTES:
I sometimes reduce the oil to 1/2 cup and add a 1/2 cup unsweetened applesauce.

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10 comments:

Barbara F. said...

On my to-do list!

Ann said...

I love pumpkin bread and I have some of those little pans.

podso said...

We had a "pumpkin and spice" event at our church between services on Sunday. It was lovely as was the scent of pumpkin. This bread would have fit right in!

Debbie Huffaker said...

I love any/all things pumpkin. My husband's grandmother used to make pumpkin bread in coffee cans and give it as CHRISTmas gifts...it was so good!

Debby Ray said...

Oh yeah.... :)

EMMA said...

These sound delicious! I bet your thanksgiving table is a sight to behold (hope you share pictures of it!)

Susan said...

Oh, perfect LDH! I'm going to copy the recipe right now. Have pumpkin in cans in the pantry! Thanks! Susan

Beth said...

Pumpkin bread is terrific - and I love the idea of mini loaves! So cute!

handmade by amalia said...

I can almost feel the spicy aroma moving around the house. I'm going to make these mini loaves over the weekend. Thanks :-)
Amalia
xo

janice15 said...

They look terrific... And I bet they smell great with love Janice

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