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Pumpkin Bread

in Diana's Recipe Book

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Servings: Makes 1 (9 x 5-inch) loaf, 10 servings
Make this tasty pumpkin bread for a Halloween get togeher or anytime during the week during the autumn or winter season. Makes a great breakfast, mid-day or nightime snack. A definite "comfort" food and so tasty with a cup of coffee or a big glass or milk.

1/2 cup (1 stick/4 oz./113g) unsalted butter or margarine
1 cup granulated sugar (may use a combination of white and brown sugar to equal 1 cup)
2 eggs
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
1 cup 100% pure pumpkin puree
1/2 cup milk or orange juice
1/2 cup chopped walnuts or pecans and/or raisins or chocolate chips (optional)

Preheat oven to 350º F/180 degrees C. Butter and flour a 9 x 5-inch loaf pan.

In a medium bowl, cream butter and sugar. In a separate bowl, combine all dry ingredients and blend together. Add eggs and vanilla to creamed mixture, beat well. Add dry ingredients, pumpkin and milk (or orange juice). Mix until well blended. Gently stir in chopped nuts, raisins or chocolate chips (or a combination of these), if using. Pour batter into prepared baking pan. Bake in preheated oven for 60 to 70 minutes or until toothpick inserted into the center of the bread comes out clean. Cool on cooling rack for 10 minutes before removing from pan. Remove bread from pan and allow to cool completely before serving or storing.

Makes 1 (9 x 5-inch) loaf, 10 servings.

Date: September 19, 2006


Reviewer: Amber
Excellent! I used walnuts and dark chocolate chips and it came out moist and delicious! I can't stop eating it!

Reviewer: kimmie
I made two loaves at once - I brought one to work - it was sooo delicious. thank you for the recipe. Oh I added dark chocolate chips with walnuts.

Reviewer: Marliese
This bread is fantastic. I used to buy pumpkin chocolate chip bread for $5 a loaf. I wanted to be a little more economical and found this recipe. The only problem I had was cooking it. It ended up gooey on top (but the bottom and middle were fine). I think a lot has to do that I have a gas oven. I have noticed that everything cooks differently than electric so I'm not faulting the recipe at all. The perfect amount of sweet, pumpkin, and chocolate. I am addicted now!

Reviewer: mariana santa maria
Reviewer: KT
Great - very moist and sweet! It was a hit at Thanksgiving. I added a little powdered sugar on top to make it look pretty, and pumpkin pie spice was added to the dry ingredients to give it an extra pumpkin kick.

Reviewer: cindy
OMG!!...that's all i have to say...lol


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