Bread is my weakness.
In the fall, pumpkin is my kryptonite.
Combine the two and I am utterly defenseless.
I found this recipe perusing the blogosphere. I landed on My Baking Addiction’s site and was instantly smitten with this recipe. Her original is here. I made one slight tweak to the amount of sugar in mine. Also, instead of making two loaf pans of pumpkin bread, I made one 9×9 pan of pumpkin bread. The Itty Bitty City Kitchen does not have room in cupboards for two loaf pans.
But that goes to show you, baking isn’t something that needs to be 100% precise. You can play a bit. Adjust the sugar if you don’t like things too sweet. Or add in some mix-ins to a plain recipe. My future mother-in-law said that this would be great with walnuts mixed in. I bet chocolate chips could make this more dessert like for the chocoholics.
Oh. Also. This recipe is awesome because it’s simple. My fiance even made it all by himself. I wasn’t there, but I hear it was a highly entertaining experience. Though I can’t say his mom’s kitchen will ever be the same.
For the pumpkin bread you will need
- 1 (15 ounce) can pumpkin puree
- 4 eggs
- 1 cup vegetable oil
- 2/3 cup water
- 2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
- 2 cups sugar
- 3 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
- 2 teaspoons baking soda
- 1 1/2 teaspoons kosher salt
- 2 teaspoons cinnamon
- 1 teaspoon ground ginger
- 1 teaspoon allspice
Preheat the oven to 350 and grease your pan(s).
In a large bowl or in a food processor (if you want to cheat, sorry meme, I was in a rush!) mix the pumpkin, oil, water, eggs, vanilla and sugar.
In another bowl, mix flour, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, allspice and ground ginger.
Add the pumpkin mix to the dry ingredients and stir really well to combine.
Pour the batter into your greased pan(s)
Bake at 350 for about an hour.
Enjoy the smells of pumpkin and cinnamon filling your kitchen.
Allow to cool slightly (I say slightly because I’m impatient and I’m sure you are too. Or if you’re not, I’m going to pretend that you are so I don’t feel alone), slice and enjoy with a spicy chai latte or some good strong coffee.