Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Tempting Tuesdays ~ Pumpkin Bread with Pumpkin Buttercream

I've done it. I've found an easy and tasty recipe with pumpkin in it. While making this, my house was filled with the wonderful aroma that I associate with fall. It was the perfect atmosphere to curl up with my newest Kindle find and read.

This recipe was adapted from NancyCreative.com.

Bread Ingredients

1 3/4 cups of all-purpose flour
1 1/2 teaspoons of ground cinnamon
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
2 large eggs
3/4 cup of packed dark or light brown sugar
1/3 cup granulated sugar
1/2 cup of canola oil
1 1/4 cup of pure pumpkin (not pumpkin pie filling)
1/2 cup of chopped pecans or walnuts (optional)

First of all, position the rack in your oven in the middle. Preheat your oven to 325 degrees. Grease and flour a 9 x 5 inch loaf pan and set aside.

Combine your flour, cinnamon, baking powder, baking soda, salt, and nutmeg in a medium size bowl; set aside.

In another bowl, beat your eggs until lightened in color. Add your brown sugar and beat until combined. Now add your granulated sugar and mix on low for about 1 minute.

Drizzle in your canola oil and beat on the low setting. Then add your pumpkin and mix until completely combined.

Add your dry ingredients a half at a time. Blend until completely mixed then add your nuts if you choose to.

Spoon your batter into your loaf pan and bake for 60 to 65 minutes. Cool in your loaf pan for 10 to 15 minutes before removing to cool on your wire rack.

Frosting Ingredients

1/4 cup unsalted butter, softened
2 tablespoons pure pumpkin
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
3 cups powdered sugar
2 teaspoons half & half or milk
1/4 cup nuts to sprinkle on top

Cream butter, pumpkin, vanilla, and cinnamon until throughly mixed. Add powdered sugar a cup at a time, blending well after each addition. Add you half & half or milk and blend well.

Note: I ended up making my frosting while I was baking my bread. Once it was mixed, I placed the bowl in the fridge to let it firm up a bit.

Once your bread is completely cooled, frost and add nuts as desired. 

Enjoy with a hot cup of tea or your favorite coffee.

What are some of your favorite pumpkin recipes?

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