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.
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!!
Yes, you read that right, Ethel, my stand mixer. I like to be on a first name basis with my appliances
So get your ‘pumpkin’ on and get some loaves in the oven. Your neighbors will love you….even more!
adapted from: Martha Stewart Baking
- 1 1/2 cups flour
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
- 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
- 1/8 teaspoon salt
- 1 cup canned pumpkin
- 1/2 cup sugar
- 1/2 cup brown sugar
- 2 eggs
- 1/2 cup canola oil
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 1/4 cup + 1 tablespoon buttermilk
- Fillings of choice: chocolate chips, white chocolate chips, pecans, walnuts, etc.
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
- In a large bowl, mix pumpkin and sugars together until fluffy.
- Add eggs one at a time, then oil and vanilla. Continue until mixed together.
- In a medium bowl, combine all dry ingredients.
- Alternate adding dry ingredients and buttermilk to the pumpkin mix. Beginning and ending with dry ingredients.
- Add any additional fillings at this time. Stir to mix with batter.
- Pour batter into 4 greased and floured mini loaf pans or 2 regular size loaf pans.
- Bake on middle rack for 45-55 minutes or toothpick inserted comes out clean.
- I baked 4 mini pans. It may take 55-65 minutes with larger loaves.