It's cold outside and, like any other sane person in the world, cold weather makes me crave pumpkin-based treats. And the best of all pumpkin baked goods is, naturally, pumpkin bread!
Moist, sweet, and slightly spicy. The perfect accompaniment to a morning coffee or an evening tea. Also, you can eat it alone...a lot of it...like a whole loaf in one sitting. Though I would recommend against the last one because I tested it and, to be perfectly honest, it just doesn't feel as great as you thought it would!
I find that one loaf makes just enough to eat your fill but also to share a bit with your housemates, so that's exactly how much this recipe makes. Added bonus? You're left with half a can of pumpkin to try out some other recipes. Or, if you want to eat until you're sick, double the recipe to make two loaves.
- 7 ounces pumpkin puree
- 2 eggs
- 1/2 cup vegetable oil
- 1/3 cup water
- 1 1/2 cups white sugar
- 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
- Mix together the pumpkin, eggs, oil, water, sugar, and vanilla.
- In another bowl, mix together the flour, baking soda, salt, and pumpkin pie spice.
- Stir the dry mixture into the pumpkin mixture until combined.
- Pour into a greased loaf pan and bake in a 350 degree F oven for roughly one hour, or until a knife inserted into the middle comes out clean.
Note: If the bread is not done in the middle but the top is browned, place a piece of foil over the bread and continue baking. The foil will keep the top of the bread from over cooking.
Yep, pumpkin bread is pretty much one of the most amazing things ever.