There’s nothing quite like pumpkin bread. Although you can buy this any time of the year, it’s extra special when enjoyed in the fall. Even better, it’s impossible to beat homemade pumpkin bread hot out of the oven. For the most delicious bread you’ve eaten, try this recipe. Your entire family will beg you to make more.
Bread With a History
This particular recipe for pumpkin bread dates back more than 50 years. Although it’s easy to make, the flavors will pop in your mouth. Once you make the bread, it’ll become your family’s favorite. If you have smaller children, this is something they can pass on to future generations.
- 2 cups all-purpose flour (don’t sift)
- 1/2 teaspoons salt
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
- 1 teaspoon each of ground nutmeg and cinnamon
- 2 cups sugar
- 1/2 cup softened butter
- Two eggs
- A can of pumpkin (one pound and without spices)
- Oil or spray-on grease
You’ll also need a few supplies to make this fabulous pumpkin bread.
- Two large glass bowls
- Hand Mixer
- Two loaf pans
- Rubber spatula
Putting It All Together
To make this yummy homemade pumpkin bread, start by putting the flour, salt, baking soda, baking powder, nutmeg, and cinnamon in one of the glass bowls. With a whisk, carefully and slowly begin to mix the ingredients. Once they’re thoroughly combined, you should set this bowl aside.
To the other glass bowl, add the butter and sugar. Using the hand mixer, you want to blend the two ingredients until they’re crumbly. Then add the eggs. Again, use the mixer to combine the ingredients. You’ll stop once they’re light and fluffy. Now, dump the entire can of pumpkin into the sugar, butter, and egg mixture. Use the hand mixer for a few minutes. All the ingredients will turn orange.
For the final step, add the dry ingredients you set aside in the bowl to the pumpkin mixture. Beat once again until everything blends well.
Getting the Bread Ready for the Oven
Lightly grease and flour the two loaf pans. Before adding the batter, shake off any excess flour. Using a spatula, distribute the batter to the pans evenly. Gently tap the bottoms of the pans on the counter to remove bubbles and level out the batter.
You’ll then place both pans in an oven set at 350 degrees. This homemade pumpkin bread takes between 65 and 75 minutes to cook.
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Instead of using a hand mixer, you can use an automatic mixer if it has a glass bowl. Another thing, to enjoy this pumpkin bread, you can slather slices with butter. However, after the loaves cool, you can also make white icing to spread on top.
Some people add nuts to the bread, which is fine as well. One last thing, to determine if the bread has finished baking, insert a toothpick in the center. If it comes out clean, meaning there’s no raw batter on it, the bread is ready to come out of the oven.
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