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october’s famed pumpkin!

October 19, 2011
pumpkin bread

homemade pumpkin bread

growing up, i wasn’t a big fan of pumpkin… it all started when i tried a piece of pumpkin pie and the texture didn’t mix well with me :/ for years after i avoided anything pumpkin because of that bad memory. a few years ago however, when i was first working for garnish catering, i had to make pumpkin bread… i LOVED it!!!!!!! this bread is so crazy yummy and easy to make – my favorite combo! i made it earlier this fall with nutella swirled throughout the batter for a new twist and fell in love all over again!

assorted pumpkins

organic shaped pumpkins

i have to admit that i am not a good pumpkin carver. i get these great ideas in my head, and then somehow always manage to mess it up royally! this year i decided to come to terms with my sucky pumpkin carving skills and bought a few beautiful, organically shaped pumpkins and squash for decoration instead of the classic perfect carving pumpkin. i especially love the white pumpkins, and am in the process of conjuring a new creative way for me to decorate those instead!

nutella on pumpkin bread

nutella and pumpkin bread for breakfast

in honor of my new found love of pumpkin, i wanted to share some fun pumpkin dessert recipes i found on some of the blogs i follow! i have also included the pumpkin bread recipe of course, which was taken from gourmet. my only normal change is leaving out the apples. what are your favorite fall pumpkin recipes??

coffee shop pumpkin syrup from savvy eats

pumpkin s’mores cake from desserts for breakfast (i have to say, this recipe has me drooling on my keyboard!!)

french pumpkin macaroons from yummy mummy

roasted pumpkin seeds three ways from return to the garden

no-bake pumpkin cheesecake sandwiches from chocolate shavings

nutella breakfast

nutella and pumpkin bread - the perfect combination!

pumpkin apple bread taken from gourmet

makes two loaves

for topping:

1 T all-purpose flour

5 T sugar

1 t ground cinnamon

1 T butter

for bread:

3 cups all-purpose flour

3/4 t salt

2 t baking soda

1.5 t ground cinnamon

1 t ground nutmeg

1/4 t ground allspice

1 (15oz) can pumpkin puree

3/4 cup vegetable or canola oil

4 large eggs lightly beaten

2.25 cups sugar

2 granny smith apples, peeled, cored and diced

preheat oven to 350

to make topping:

blend all the ingredients together in a bowl with your fingers until the mixture resembles coarse meal. set aside.

to make the bread:

butter two loaf pans and set aside. in one bowl sift together the flour, salt, baking soda, cinnamon, nutmeg and allspice. in another bowl, whisk together the puree, oil, sugar, and eggs. add the flour mixture into the wet ingredients bowl, stirring well until incorporated. fold in the apples if using.

divide the batter between the two loaf pans and sprinkle the topping on top of each. bake for 50-60 minutes, until a toothpick comes out clean.

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10 Comments leave one →
  1. October 19, 2011 8:38 am

    Thanks for posting a pumpkin bread recipe!! I’ve got a can of pumpkin in the pantry I’ve been dying to use but couldn’t find a recipe that inspired me – this will be the perfect remedy to that!!! Love ya roomie!

    • October 19, 2011 4:41 pm

      oh perfect!! it makes two loaves from one recipe as well so you can eat one this week and freeze the other one for next month even!

  2. jenibeans permalink
    October 19, 2011 9:14 am

    Cool ideas, great pics! I have done pumpkin bread pudding but never thought of a quick bread, nice!

  3. October 19, 2011 9:18 am

    As much as this looks lovely, that top most pumpkin looks horrendous – I’m actually a little scared…

  4. Diane White permalink
    October 19, 2011 7:29 pm

    Yum……..I can taste the pumpkin bread from here. Guess the diet will have to wait until I get my pumpkin bread fix. I mean you just can’t miss the pumpkin season right?

  5. October 30, 2011 9:30 am

    Hey roomie – just wanted to let u know I just made this bread – a loaf for us and a loaf as gift for an expecting friend … It’s DELICIOUS! Love love love it… Thanks for sharing Garnish’s great recipe!!! (I omitted the apples as well & never missed them!). I’ve got another thing of pumpkin puree waiting in the pantry – this recipe’s definitely getting used again this year!!! Cheers!

  6. October 30, 2011 9:38 am

    Have you ever tried substituting apple sauce for the oil??? I might try that the second time around just for some variety – I’ll let you know how it goes!

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