When the leaves begin to turn — or even before — it’s time for pumpkin.
Because pumpkin embodies everything we love about the fall season… cable knit sweaters, warm spicy apple drinks, beautiful leaves, cool air… and festive celebrations.
Whether it’s pie, muffins, bars … or bread. The warmly spiced flavors of fall are perfect accompaniments for pumpkin.
If you love pumpkin… you’re not alone. Nielsen Newswire reports from fall 2015:
It’s about tradition and warmth and of course, good taste. Here is one of my family’s favorite recipes for Pumpkin Bread.
1 cup brown sugar
1 cup sugar
1 cup vegetable oil
1 can (15-ounces) packed pumpkin
3 cups flour
2 teaspoons baking soda
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1 teaspoons salt
1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
1/2 teaspoon ginger
1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
1/4 teaspoon baking powder
Preheat oven to 350° F and prepare two 9 x 5 x 3-inch loaf pans with non-stick spray.
Combine flour, baking soda, spices, salt, and baking powder. Blend pumpkin, brown sugar, white sugar, eggs, and oil in large mixer bowl. Add flour mixture; mix just until moistened. Pour into prepared loaf pan.
Bake for 60 to 65 minutes or until wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool in pan on wire rack for 10 minutes; remove to wire rack to cool completely.