Elle’s food blog and recipes: pumpkin bread
To celebrate the first day of fall, I wanted to make something pumpkin, so why not pumpkin bread? This recipe is from the Food Network site. They claim it’s the best pumpkin bread recipe, but I honestly thought it was an okay recipe. For making pumpkin bread for the first time, it was an easy recipe to follow and tasted like pumpkin pie. The recipe makes two loaves of bread; I actually ended up giving one to a neighbor.
Unsalted butter, for the pans
3 ½ cups flour, plus more for the pan
3 cups sugar
1 cup vegetable oil
4 large eggs, lightly beaten
One 15-ounce can pure pumpkin puree
2 tsp fine salt
2 tsp baking soda
1 tsp baking powder
1 tsp ground nutmeg
1 tsp ground allspice
1 tsp ground cinnamon
½ tsp ground cloves
⅔ cup water
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Butter and flour two loaf pans
Whisk together the sugar and oil in a large bowl until well combined. Whisk in the eggs and pumpkin until combined
Combine the flour, salt, baking powder, baking soda, nutmeg, allspice, nutmeg, and cloves in a medium bowl and whisk to combine. Add half of the dry ingredients to the pumpkin mixture and stir to combine. Add half of the water and stir to combine. Repeat with the remaining flour and water.
Divide the batter evenly between the two loaf pans and bake until the toothpick comes out clean, about one hour. Let the loaves cool 10 minutes before taking the loaves out. Once the loaves are out, let them cool for an hour before serving. Add some powdered sugar on top and enjoy.