Since it was raining this afternoon I thought that it would be a great time to use the pureed pumpkin sitting in my fridge. My friend from college, Jill, was kind enough to share her pumpkin bread recipe. She was a great baker back in college so I figured her recipe would be better than a random one off the internet.
I started off by combining 3 cups of flour, 2 tsp of baking soda, 2 tsp of baking powder & 2 tsp of cinnamon. I also added some nutmeg and all spice (didn't measure, just tossed it in.) I was supposed to add salt but forgot.
Then in another bowl I mixed 2 cups of sugar and a 1 1/2 cups of oil. It was very runny and not very yummy looking.
Then you're supposed to add the flour mixture to the sugar & oil but the bowl I used for the sugar & oil was too small, so I did it the other way around. It worked out just fine. It got a bit hard to mix.
Then to that you're supposed to add 2 cups of pumpkin puree and 4 beaten eggs. This is where I ran into a little bit of a problem. It turns out that my roasted pumpkin didn't give me two cups of pumpkin puree. I only got a about a cup and a half. Boo. After staring at it for a few moment and praying that the amount of pumpkin would magically increase, I decided to add some applesauce. I had some homemade in the freezer and so I pulled that out, defrosted it and added it. Then crossed my fingers that it would still taste okay!
Don't forget to add 4 eggs!
Once the pumpkin & eggs were added the mixture was a nice consistency. I decided to add just a little more yumminess...chocolate chips. Cause just about everything tastes better with chocolate!
This is enough to make two loaves. Instead of doing two loaves, I decided to do 1 loaf and some muffins. I like to freeze muffins and then I can take out them out as I want/need them. Not that there is room for muffins in my freezer, but I'll deal with that later.
You bake the loaf for about an hour at 350 degrees. I had the muffins in for about 30 minutes but that was a tad bit too long. Your house will smell yummy while it's baking. If you time it right you husband will walk in the door, take a deep breath and compliment you on how good the house smells. Maybe there is something to the stay at home wife thing after all!
When they're done, enjoy! They're really good with a cup of tea (or coffee).
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