November 1, 2009

Pumpkin Bread


So, I'm official starting to cook with pumpkin now.

Cause Halloween is over. All my decorative pumpkins can be put into good use now.

Nobody in my household ever cares if pumpkin has to be eaten on or before Halloween. Anytime is good time for good food.

(makes 2 loaves)
Ingredients:
3 cups all-purpose flour
1 tsp ground ginger
1 tsp ground cinnamon
1/2 tsp salt
1 tsp baking soda
2 tsp baking powder
2 cups granulated sugar
1 cup light brown sugar
1 cup butter, soften
4 large eggs
2 cup pumpkin puree or canned pure pumpkin
1 cup chopped walnuts

Directions:
Preheat oven to 350F. Grease two 9x5x3 loaf pans and line the bottom with parchment paper.

In a medium bowl, mix the flour, spices, salt, baking soda and baking powder. Set aside.

In the bowl of a stand mixer with the wire whisk attached, put in the sugar, butter and eggs. Cream all ingredients together on medium speed for about 2 mins or until fluffy. Add pumpkin and combine well..

In three batches, add the dry ingredients and mix gently until each batch is just incorporated. Scrape the sides between each batch.

Fold the walnuts into the batter.

Evenly pour the batter into the prepared pans. Bake side-by-side for about one hour or until an inserted toothpick comes out clean.

31 comments:

wasabi prime said...

Agreed -- pumpkins are lovely as decoration but now it's time to put those squash to good use! Thanks for sharing such a yummy recipe. Your home must have smelled amazing while this baked away in the oven!

pegasuslegend said...

this even looks moist in the picture, and delicious

Leslie said...

Yum! I roasted my decoration pumpkins to use for pie later.

Chow and Chatter said...

oh wow great pumpkin bread send me a slice pretty please

Lauren said...

Love the look of your pumpkin bread, wish I could try some but I have just used up all my pumpkin!

Anncoo said...

Looks good and easy! Would like to try this one day.

penny aka jeroxie said...

I have a loaf that I bought from the shops but yours look so much better.

Miranda said...

Oh yum! I love pumpkin bread!!!
This a great and moist recipe!!!!

Laura said...

Looks delicious and so moist. Great recipe :)

Kathy Gori said...

looks great. i love pumpkin!

Divina Pe said...

Your pumpkin bread looks perfect and moist. They are treat anytime of the day. Thanks for a wonderful recipe.

MaryMoh said...

that looks very good. I love the smell in the house when baking bread. Nothing is better than home baked bread. That would be so good with a hot cup of coffee...mmm

My Little Space said...

Your pumpkin bread looks really smooth & fluffy! I bet it taste great. I wonder what you going to do to the other pumpkins!!! Pumpkin steamed cake, pumpkin soup, pumpkin muffins, deep fried, stir fried, Woow.. you name it! haha...

Miriam said...

The bread looks yummy!

Tasty Eats At Home said...

Mmm, pumpkin bread! Always a welcome treat. I have two pumpkins I need to put to use...maybe some will become pumpkin bread!

Fresh Local and Best said...

I adore pumpkin bread for all of those wonderful sweet spices. Yours looks so good!

Squeaky Gourmet said...

look great--I love pumpkin bread with a bit of cream cheese.

pigpigscorner said...

wow it looks so moist!

Anonymous said...

Your pumpkin bread looks delicious! One slice for a bite of my cake ;-)

French Cooking for Dummies said...

Your pumpkin bread looks delicious! One slice for a bite of my cake ;-)

CheapAppetite said...

lululu,
I'm glad you put your pumpkin to good use. I read somewhere that 90% of pumpkin in North America is used for halloween carving and decoration. At least now you are starting a new trend:)

Elin said...

Congrats being on Today's Top 9. Nice one! :)

Dhanggit said...

this looks a yummy pumpkin bread!! i wanna try this recipe !!

Simply Life said...

Oh this bread looks amazing! I'd love a slice right now!

Heavenly Housewife said...

This looks wonderful, It looks like you've got the perfect texture here!

Experimental Culinary Pursuits said...

Yum! Looks delish and will make for a great Thanksgiving bread. I'll have to keep this in mind.

pegasuslegend said...

congrats on TOP 9 great job!

janet said...

That looks moist and delish! I love all things pumpkin:)

Andrea@WellnessNotes said...

Sounds & looks delicious! :)

Table Talk said...

Pumpkin bread is a favorite around here--always a welcomed treat!

shelby said...

Hey, i just made this last night and i sat there jus devouring a piece, this she best pumpkin read EVER!!!