This month has been all about the pumpkins and when sharing pumpkin recipes one cannot forget to include the classic pumpkin bread.
Pumpkin bread is a warm treat, that can really make any, autumn get together a little more flavorful.
Classic Pumpkin Bread
As it so happens there are a quite a few recipes for classic pumpkin bread and I compared many of them before coming up with my own take on this dish.
I ended up making a few adjustments because I felt many of the pumpkin bread recipes had too much sugar, and I wanted bread, not cake.
I usually opt to use a teaspoon or two of pumpkin pie spice instead of instead of individually adding cinnamon, nutmeg, and cloves. Not only does this save time, but it also helps keep the dish from being to clove heavy, which I find to be the case with a lot of recipes and store bought pumpkin treats.
- 1 (15 ounce) can pumpkin
- 1/4 cup vegetable oil
- 1/4 cup butter melted
- 1/4 cup sugar or Splenda
- 1/2 cup brown sugar or Splenda Brown Sugar Belnds
- 2 large eggs
- 1/3 cup buttermilk
- 2 cups flour
- 1 teaspoons pumpkin pie spice
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- Preheat your oven to 350 degrees and grease a 9 inch by 5 inch loaf pan.
- In a large bowl mix together sugar, brown sugar, oil and butter. Mix in eggs one at a time.
- Mix pumpkin into the sugar mixture. Then mix in the buttermilk.
- In a seprate bowl shift together, flour, baking soda, pumpkin pie spice and salt.
- Fold in the pumpkin sugar mixture into your dry ingredients until well blended.
- Pour batter into loaf pan and bake for 1 hour to 1 and 15 mintues or until toothpick comes out clean.
Twist on a Classic
My husband likes to say that it’s not officially autumn until the first loaf of pumpkin bread has been made. In fact, it was he who requested I make pumpkin bread.
And while this recipe is for classic pumpkin bread you can totally mix it up a bit by adding to your batter.
For a chocolatey addition try adding a back of chocolate chips. Alternatively, you could add in some chopped pecans or even dried cranberries.
You could also top your bread with a drizzle of chocolate, caramel or even a little cream cheese frosting, yum!
There are just so many ways to enjoy this classic dish! If you do make this recipe I’d love to hear in the comments below how they turned out.