Celebrating Homemade Bread Day with Pumpkin Bread!

Happy Homemade Bread Day, everyone! To celebrate, I’m going to share with you a super simple recipe for pumpkin bread that my parents keep in their house almost 24/7 all year. While this bread is certainly a treat (I didn’t even attempt any “healthy swaps” on ingredients here because it is just SO tasty as is), pumpkin itself has quite a few health benefits! It’s a great source of fiber and can even help lower blood pressure.

This is a great treat to bring to upcoming potlucks or friendsgivings! This recipe makes three loaves of bread (not sure exactly how many muffins, but you can also bake them in muffin tins!) which makes it a great recipe for easy sharing.

Ingredients
3 cups canned pumpkin                          1.5 tsp baking soda
1.5 cups vegetable oil                               1.5 tsp salt
4 cups sugar                                              1.5 tsp ground cinnamon
6 eggs                                                          1.5 tsp ground nutmeg
4.75 cups all-purpose flour                    1.5 ground cloves
1.5 tsp baking powder

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Lightly oil three 9×5 inch bread loaf pans (or muffin tins!)
  2. In a large mixing bowl, stir together pumpkin, oil, sugar, and eggs.
  3. Combine flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, nutmeg, and cloves in separate bowl.
  4. Stir dry ingredients into bowl with pumpkin and other wet ingredients until well blended.
    *Optional: add your favorite mix-in ingredients at this point. My family likes to do dark chocolate chips, but you could also use coconut, nuts, or even dried fruit!
  5. Divide batter evenly into loaf pans or muffin tins.
  6. Bake for 45 minutes to 1 hour. Check to see if bread or muffins are done by poking with a toothpick, which should come out clean.

Find shareable link to  full recipe and more pictures here: http://allrecipes.com/recipe/6862/pumpkin-bread-iv/

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