A Pumpkin Bread Recipe Sure to Warm Your Heart

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By IONA ELLISON

Pumpkin Bread is really good around the holidays. It has lots of great spices that fill the air, especially when you’re mixing everything together. It kind of smells like, well, spiced up pumpkin. When you take it out of the oven it’s always nice, warm, and moist.

The reason I like my pumpkin bread is because you can dress it up yourself. Instead of adding white sugar with brown sugar like I saw in another recipe, I just used all brown sugar for mine. I couldn’t find any walnuts at the grocery stores I went to, so I just sprinkled shaved almonds on top. Also, instead of allspice, I used vanilla powder and ginger. The first time I made the pumpkin bread, I used water but I think it kind of washed out the flavor, so I used almond milk the second time.

Below is the recipe. Have fun trying it, and be sure to leave your comments after you do!

This batter makes 2 loaves.

  • 3 cups of brown sugar
  • 1 cup vegetable oil
  • 4 eggs
  • 2 cups canned pumpkin
  • 3 1/2 cups of flour
  • 2/3 cup milk
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 2 teaspoons nutmeg
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons cinnamon
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons ginger
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla powder
  • 1 teaspoon cloves

Start by preheating your oven to 315 degrees Fahrenheit. In a large bowl combine the sugar, oil, eggs, and your pumpkin mix and set it aside. In another bowl, combine your dry ingredients. Mix together and set aside. Next, grab your wet ingredients and your milk. You’re going to alternate them as you pour and mix them into your dry ingredients. You know – pour a little bit of milk into the flour mixture and stir; then pour a little bit of your wet ingredients into the flour mixture and stir. Once you combine all of it, put half of the mixture into your loaf pan. Let it cook in the oven for 1 hour. After 1 hour, lower the temperature to 300 degrees Fahrenheit and let it continue cooking for another 30 minutes. After taking that one out and letting it cool completely, put the other half into the loaf pan and bake for the same time. Be sure to set your oven back to 315 degrees Fahrenheit for your second loaf.

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