Pumpkin Bread

by Sara on September 22, 2011

warm, buttered pumpkin bread

With tomorrow marking the beginning of fall, it seems appropriate to post something, well, fall-ish. (I’m even drinking caramel apple coffee and burning a cinnamon-scented candle in the spirit of the season.)

mixed oil & sugars adding the eggs

I’ve been craving pumpkin bread for awhile now, and even had a can of pumpkin puree stashed away in the pantry from last year. Hey, I learned my lesson last year when I wanted to make pumpkin bars, only to find no grocery store around had any canned pumpkin! There was a pumpkin shortage, which I’ve heard is continuing this year.

first pumpkin of the year


So I made my bread, enjoyed the first loaf, and socked away the second loaf in the freezer. I also bought an extra can of pumpkin from a dwindling grocery store supply, just in case.

ready for the oven baked

I have to say, the first loaf did not stick around very long, and I suspect the second won’t either.

Good thing I bought that spare can of pumpkin…

more pumpkin recipes on My Madison Bistro:
Pumpkin Bars with Cream Cheese Icing
Pumpkin Whoopie Pies
Pumpkin Doughnut Muffins

around the web:
Pumpkin Crunch Cake from One Ordinary Day
Chipper Pumpkin Loaf from My Tasty Treasures
Pumpkin Brioche from Culinary Concoctions by Peabody
Pumpkin Pie Muffins (Gluten-Free) from Elana’s Pantry
Pumpkin Cheesecake from Brown-Eyed Baker
Pumpkin Recipes from Pinch My Salt
Pumpkin Bread Pudding from smitten kitchen
Pumpkin Mousse from Cook 4 Seasons
Chocolate Pumpkin Mini-Muffins from Bake @ 350
Healthy Pumpkin Gooey Butter Cake from Healthy Indulgences
Saffron Pumpkin Macarons from Tartelette
Pumpkin Muffins with Ginger Glaze from Union Street Eats
Spicy Coconut & Pumpkin Soup from Budget Bytes
Pumpkin Flan from Sticky, Gooey, Creamy, Chewy

buttered bread

One year ago today: Key Lime Cupcakes
Two years ago today: Chocolate and Salted Peanut Butter Macarons

Pumpkin Bread
adapted from Epicurious

Print Recipe

1 1/4 cups sugar
1 cup brown sugar, packed
1 cup canola oil
3 large eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 15-ounce can solid pack pumpkin
2 cups all purpose flour
1 cup white whole wheat flour
1 tablespoon ground cinnamon
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon baking powder

Preheat oven to 350°F. Spray two 9x5x3 or 8×4.5×3-inch loaf pans with cooking spray (or butter and flour). Stir sugar and oil in large bowl to blend. Mix in eggs and vanilla, then stir in pumpkin. Sift flour, cinnamon, baking soda, salt and baking powder into another large bowl. Stir into pumpkin mixture in 2 additions. Do not overmix.

Divide batter equally between pans. Bake until tester inserted in center comes out clean, about 55-65 minutes. Transfer to racks and cool 10 minutes. Using a knife, cut around edge of loaves. Turn loaves out onto wire racks and cool completely.

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Sandra September 23, 2011 at 7:59 am

Sounds easy to make, looks delicious, count me in ! Will make a mad dash for the canned pumpkin when I shop today.

Colleen September 26, 2011 at 7:24 am

Oh no – the shortage is continuing? I heard the exact opposite (except for a CARVING pumpkin shortage, which isn’t the kind that gets canned) so I’ve been dipping into my stash from last year with the intent to replenish right away. Not happy if that’s the case!!!

Sara September 27, 2011 at 8:09 am

Colleen, I heard the bit about the shortage once on the news, but not since then. Let’s hope they exaggerated!

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