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Pumpkin Spice Bread


It is (finally!) starting to feel like fall here in the city. And by fall, I mean not 80 degrees in October. It happened. It was awful. Now it's finally cooling off and I am ready to bundle up (hooray for sweater weather) with a mug of tea and a cranberry scented candle. Okay so maybe I'm getting a little ahead of myself. But if it was in the mid 50's, the leaves had already changed, and a slice of pumpkin pie and a hot toddy were at home waiting for me, I really wouldn't mind. Because that sounds freakin fantastic right now. I love October (birthday month!) but I love the holidays so much more. I could definitely fast forward to Thanksgiving right now. I think I'm coming down with a case of holidayitis. It's a real thing and I got it bad.

So in order to celebrate the beginnings of this crisp and colorful season, I made pumpkin bread. How appropriate right? The only thing better would be gingerbread...men...decorated like Santa. Okay this is not good. But at least I have my christmas wrapping paper already in my cart on Amazon. No joke.





Pumpkin Spice Bread

Ingredients:

1 can Pumpkin Puree (15 oz.)
1/2 c. Vegetable or Canola oil
2 eggs
1/3 c. Water
2 tsp. Vanilla Extract
1 1/2 c. All Purpose Flour
1 c. Sugar
1/2 tsp. Salt
1 1/2 tsp. Baking Powder
1 tsp. Cinnamon
1/2 tsp. Nutmeg
1/2 tsp. All Spice

Directions:

1. Preheat oven to 325*F. Butter/grease loaf pan.

2. In a small bowl, whisk flour, salt, baking powder, cinnamon, nutmeg, and all spice together. Set aside.

3. In the bowl of a mixmaster, mix oil, pumpkin puree, and sugar together until combined. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Add water and vanilla and mix.

4. In four additions, add the flour mixture to the mixmaster. Mix each addition until well combined before adding the next.

5. Pour batter into the buttered loaf pan. Place in oven and bake for 55 to 60 minutes. Continue to bake until a toothpick or knife inserted into the center of the bread comes out clean. Take out from the oven, let cool for about ten minutes, then remove from loaf pan.

6. Enjoy warm with a little pat of butter and hot mug of apple cider.