Pumpkin Bread

I am not a coffee snob..per se.  I enjoy Dunkin’, local coffee shops, foreign coffees, Aroma, and Starbucks.  One thing I love about Starbucks is the pumpkin bread that they keep available nearly year round.  It just goes so well with a caramel latte!  The bread is known for being soft and moist, which are two things I love in a dessert bread.  So I decided to figure out how to have it any time I want.  I experimented with several pumpkin bread recipes, even those that claimed to be Starbucks copy cat versions, and they were all still too dry or not flavorful enough.  Finally, after some time I found the perfect combination and proudly present it to you.

Homemade Moist Pumpkin Bread http://amandasapron.com

This can be made into mini loaves or muffins, but I love it as the perfect bread in a traditional loaf pan size.

Pumpkin Bread Recipe 10-12 slices

2C flour

1C pumpkin puree

1C sugar I used vanilla scented

1/2C brown sugar

1/2C vegetable oil

2 eggs

1/4C water

1t baking soda

3/4t cinnamon

1/2t nutmeg

1/2t salt

1/2t ginger

1/4t all spice

1/3C pepitas (pumpkin seeds)

Ingredients for homemade Pumpkin Bread recipe

Preheat the oven to 350.  Note that all the ingredients will be mixed together except the pepitas or nuts.  Start with the eggs in the bowl first. Shells would not add to the heavenly smooth texture very well.

Add the sugars and pumpkin.

Mix just until all ingredients are incorporated.

Making homemade pumpkin bread that is better than a Starbucks copycate recipe

I made adding the flour a second step since items made with regular or wheat flour toughen when they are over mixed/kneaded.  Add the flour, oil, baking powder, salt, and spices

Delicious pumpkin bread in progress

and mix until just combined.

Pumpkin Bread Batter

Pour into a greased pan.

Ready to bake homemade pumpkin bread

Top with pepitas or nuts of your choice.  I have also made this bread with no toppings for some particular eaters that are near to my heart and it’s just as good!

Pumpkin bread that is better than a Starbucks copy cat recipe

Bake at 350 for 60 minutes.  You can leave it in for up to ten minutes more, but I prefer to almost undercook everything so the time it takes sitting in or on the pan doesn’t over-bake it.  Remember, this is a moist bread so a test knife may not come out totally clean.

Yummy Pumpkin Bread Recipe from Amanda's Apron

Allow to cool for a few moments in the loaf pan before removing.  Slice and serve!  This bread is so moist it keeps well covered and sealed for several days…if it lasts that long!

Best Pumpkin Bread Recipe

Happy Pumpkin Week!

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