Saturday, November 5, 2011

Eats: Pumpkin Bread

Today we are spending the day at Epcot for the annual International Food & Wine Festival. The day is sure to be filled with Disney characters, rides and many photos...and our bellies hope to sample as many cultural treats as possible! Since food is on my mind, I thought I would share this recipe (passed on from my Mom...thanks Mom!) for pumpkin bread that I baked for the roadtrip. It's pretty simple and pretty delicious!

Pumpkin Bread
(Recipe makes two loaves)

*you will also need a large mixing bowl, hand mixer and two loaf pans (not pictured)

  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon + 2 teaspoons pumpkin pie spice
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1 & 1/2 teaspoons salt
  • 3 cups granulated sugar
  • 1 can (15 ounces) pure pumpkin
  • 4 large eggs
  • 1 cup vegetable oil

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F; Grease & flour two 9x5-inch loaf pans.

Combine flour, pumpkin pie spice, baking soda & salt into large bowl.

Add sugar, pumpkin, eggs & oil into bowl

Beat until blended & moistened.

Divide batter in half & pour into loaf pans.
*I didn't realize until after I started, that I only had one loaf pan, so I had to make one at a time. You won't make the same mistake.

Bake for 60-65 minutes (when baking BOTH loaves at once; since I made one at a time, I baked each for about 40-45 minutes) or until fork inserted in center comes out clean.
Cool in pans on wire racks for 10 minutes, then remove to wire racks to cool completely.


Let me know if you try this out!
It was really delicious on it's own, but I also loved dippin' it into my coffee this morning too. Enjoy!


Natasha xoxo said...

Yum! This looks amazing. Can wait to try your recipe :)

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Erica said...

@Natasha - Thanks for checking it out! I hope you like it!

Bravoe Runway said...

I love pumpkin bread, I've made it with cranberry too and I agree, it's better with coffee :)

Grace - Stripes and Sequins said...

Yum! Need to try this.

katieoallred said...

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Erica said...

@Bravoe Runway - My mom actually included cranberries in the recipe but I kept it basic for this post. I might add them next time!

@Grace - They came out sooo yum & moist! I think I might need to make them regularly for the next few months :)

@Katieoallred - Thanks for coming by & checking it out! So glad you found me on Rolled Up Pretty! I will definitely check your blog out :)

Rolled Up Pretty said...

Oh my gosh, that looks AMAZING! :)

Erica said...

@Rolled Up Pretty - Thanks! I had it for breakfast this morning (again) was still just as yum!

krissy rock said...

Looks delicious!! I also love to make a pumpkin roll!!

Erica said...

@Krissy Rock - Pumpkin rolls sound delish!!