Introduction: Easy Pumpkin Bread

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Pumpkin season is here, so why not celebrate the near holidays with a simple PUMPKIN bread recipe? This recipe is easy to follow and allows the option to make your own pumpkin puree, the recipe you can find on my blog or on instructables.

This recipe is coming soon on my blog, so check it out here: Michael's Test Kitchen

Another recent post of mine includes these fun, festive Candy Corn Cupcakes on my blog, as well!

Enjoy!

Step 1: Ingredients

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Ingredients: (makes 2 loaves)

2 ¼ cups flour

2 cups sugar

2 eggs + 1 egg yolk

2 cups homemade pumpkin puree [or 1 (15oz) can]

1 teaspoon vanilla

½ cup oil ½ cup butter, melted

½ teaspoon baking powder

1 teaspoon baking soda

2 teaspoons cinnamon

1 teaspoon ground cloves

½ teaspoon nutmeg

¾ teaspoon salt

Step 2: Prep

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TO MAKE AHEAD OF TIME: pumpkin puree:

Prepare for the recipe by first making your pumpkin puree from scratch by following my directions here. (If you are using a can of pumpkin puree, skip this step.

Once pumpkin puree is completed, make sure oven is set to 350 degrees. Butter and flour 2 loaf pans, and set to the side.

Step 3: Whip It

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In the bowl of a stand mixer, whip butter, oil, and sugar together until well mixed. Add eggs and whip for 1 minute, until fluffy and light.

Step 4: Pumpkin

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Add vanilla and pumpkin and stir until combined.

Step 5: Flour & Spice and Everything Nice

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In a medium bowl, mix together the dry ingredients: Flour, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon, ground cloves, nutmeg, and salt.

While stirring, add flour mix into the sugar and egg mix, and stir until combined.

Step 6: Bake It

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Pour mixture between the 2 loaf pans, evenly. Bake in preheated oven for 60 - 65 minutes, or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean.

Step 7: ENJOY

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Cool before taking out of pan and cutting into slices.

Comments

JanH163 made it! (author)2017-11-12

Thanks for recipe, tasty!

that looks amazing! thanks for making :)

JonathanH67 made it! (author)2017-10-30

I had a good time making it and the smell in my apartment as it baked was amazing! I'm very impatiently waiting for it to cook in order to cut and try it out. Hopefully next time I'll be able to find sugar pumpkins for it.

Wow! those look amazing! Thanks for making, and I'm glad you liked it :D

harsharuwan made it! (author)2017-10-28

We dont have suger pumpking, I made it with normal pumpking. It's realy teast. Everybody at home like it. Thank you for your instructable

wow that's awesome! thanks for making! :)

AndrewS549 (author)2017-10-26

I'm really keen to try this. This seems like the perfect beginner's baking project. Great instructable.

thanks!

jannie.lloyd (author)2017-10-26

I'd love to make this but don't have any pumpkins this year. Do you think other squashes might work or would I have to go out and buy a pumpkin? I've not seen pumpkin puree here (in France)

Hi jannie,
1. If you don't want to spend the time to make your own puree, then you can buy it in a can at a grocery store.
2. If you DON'T have pumpkin puree in stores near you, then you can make it yourself. I would recommend, yes, going out to a store that sells pumpkins and get a 'sugar pumpkin', one that is meant for baking. (that is the one I use) I wouldn't recommend using a different type of squash, unless you are going for a different taste. If your stores don't have 'sugar pumpkins' just ask or research what types of pumpkins to look for that are meant for baking with.
Hope that helps,
Michael

Thanks for your prompt reply and helpful answer.

I'd love to make my own puree but MOH took over the gardening this year and hasn't grown any.

I've not seen pumpkin puree here - I live in a very rural area of central France and "weird" supplies are hard to come by. I might have to buy On Line this year and hope I'm well enough to go back to gardening (and growing my own pumpkins) next year.

no problem. Hope that works out! :)

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