Pumpkin Bread

It’s November!  It’s fall!  One day it is going to cool off in Florida and we will feel like fall!  In kitchens everywhere, fall is the season to celebrate pumpkin.  I am the first to run to Starbucks for ‘Pumpkin Spice’ coffee the day is appears on the fall menu.  

Look at the beauty. The first of many that will be consumed.
Look at the beauty. The first of many that will be consumed.

What would fall be without a hot loaf of pumpkin bread?  I don’t even want to imagine a world without pumpkin bread, or chocolate, or bacon, or heaven forbid….cheese.  I don’t even want to go there, that’s a sad world.  This is a great little recipe to share with neighbors.  I have a wonderful neighbor that helps me all the time with little things around the house when Sir Streusel is out of town.  He and his wife are often paid with goodies from Edna.  A loaf of this bread is surely going to make its way to their home, because it’s pumpkin….and it’s delicious!!

Enjoy!!

Ethel, my Kitchen Aid stand mixer, has mixed all the ingredients together at this point. Isn't that a gorgeous color?!
Ethel, my Kitchen Aid stand mixer, has mixed all the ingredients together at this point. Isn’t that a gorgeous color?!

Yes, you read that right, Ethel, my stand mixer.  I like to be on a first name basis with my appliances

Stir in any chips or nuts of your choice after pouring batter into baking pans.
Stir in any chips or nuts of your choice after pouring batter into baking pans.
Pop the loaves into Edna for 45-55 minutes.
Pop the loaves into Edna for 45-55 minutes.
Fresh out of Edna.
Fresh out of Edna.
See the chocolate chips? Some of them actually made it into the batter. Most made it into my mouth when I opened the bag.
See the chocolate chips? Some of them actually made it into the batter. Most made it into my mouth when I opened the bag.
Delicious pecans in this loaf.
Delicious pecans in this loaf.
White chocolate chips are peeking out. You just know that is going to taste good.
White chocolate chips are peeking out. You just know that is going to taste so, so good!
Finished and ready to eat and share with friends. I have said it before, my friends love my Edna!
Finished and ready to eat and share with friends. I have said it before, my friends love my Edna!

So get your ‘pumpkin’ on and get some loaves in the oven.  Your neighbors will love you….even more!

Enjoy!!

adapted from:  Martha Stewart Baking

Pumpkin Bread
Yields 4
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Ingredients
  1. 1 1/2 cups flour
  2. 1 teaspoon baking powder
  3. 1 teaspoon baking soda
  4. 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  5. 1 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
  6. 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
  7. 1/8 teaspoon salt
  8. 1 cup canned pumpkin
  9. 1/2 cup sugar
  10. 1/2 cup brown sugar
  11. 2 eggs
  12. 1/2 cup canola oil
  13. 1 teaspoon vanilla
  14. 1/4 cup + 1 tablespoon buttermilk
  15. Fillings of choice: chocolate chips, white chocolate chips, pecans, walnuts, etc.
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. In a large bowl, mix pumpkin and sugars together until fluffy.
  3. Add eggs one at a time, then oil and vanilla. Continue until mixed together.
  4. In a medium bowl, combine all dry ingredients.
  5. Alternate adding dry ingredients and buttermilk to the pumpkin mix. Beginning and ending with dry ingredients.
  6. Add any additional fillings at this time. Stir to mix with batter.
  7. Pour batter into 4 greased and floured mini loaf pans or 2 regular size loaf pans.
  8. Bake on middle rack for 45-55 minutes or toothpick inserted comes out clean.
Notes
  1. I baked 4 mini pans. It may take 55-65 minutes with larger loaves.
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