Pumpkin Bread

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Are you ready for Fall? I guess it really doesn’t matter, because it’s on its way here- really quick! This bread is simply amazing, and is the perfect way to get you in the mood for this cooler weather. If you like pumpkin, you will love this! It’s moist, even the second day, which is as long as it lasts around here… Plus, it’s super easy.

Recipe:

2 cups of flour, making sure you don’t over-fill your measuring cup

1/2 teaspoon salt

1/2 teaspoon baking powder

1 teaspoon baking soda

1 teaspoon ground cloves

1 teaspoon cinnamon

1 teaspoon nutmeg

2 cups sugar

 1 & 1/2 sticks softened butter

2 large eggs

1 15-oz. can of pure pumpkin (Libby’s is my favorite)

Directions:

Preheat the oven to 325 degrees. Grease 2 loaf pans with butter or baking spray and dust with flour. Don’t be skimpy on the grease!

Whisk together flour, salt, baking powder, baking soda and spices in a medium size bowl. Mix well.

In a large bowl, beat butter and sugar until just blended on medium speed. Add eggs one at a time, making sure you beat well after each one. Continue until really light and fluffy- this usually takes a few minutes. Mix in the pumpkin- batter will look grainy.

Beat in flour mixture on low speed, until well combined.

Pour batter into pans, dividing evenly. Bake for about 65-75 minutes, or until toothpick comes out clean.**

*Warning: Deliciousness just came out of your oven*

 

-Take a slightly soft stick of butter and swipe it across the tops of the loaves. Sprinkle a little sugar on top. Allow the loaves to cool in their pans for about 10 minutes, and then turn them out of the pans onto wire racks.-

 

I love to eat this as soon as it comes out of the pan. It’s the perfect temperature!

Go ahead- sink your teeth into it. 

Doesn’t it feel like Fall?

Of course it does…

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After cooled, wrap them in either Saran wrap or place in a gallon size baggie, to keep them moist.

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*This recipe can also be made into 24 muffins- just cut the time in half.*

**Another way to tell whether or not your bread, muffins, cakes or cupcakes are done is to gently press your finger onto the center of it. If it feels a little “bouncy”- it’s done.