the most amazing pumpkin bread

Saturday, October 05, 2019

I wanted to send my college kids a care package so that gave me an excuse to bake pumpkin bread. (It's finally fall!)  It just happens to be everyones favorite in our family!  My girlfriend Amy makes and gifts this bread all fall and we just happened to be the lucky recipient on a few occasions.  
 It's amazing alone but the cream cheese frosting is the real show stopper.  It's truly AMAZING.
 Charlie showed up just in time and snagged the plate I was photographing.  Pretty fitting that he was wearing a gingham shirt that matched my napkin!
{Um.  Pass your plate, Charlie.  I'll eat your icing.} 

Pumpkin Bread:
4 eggs
2/3 cup water
1 cup oil (I used avocado)
1 can pumpkin
3 1/2 cups flour
3 cups sugar
2 tsp baking soda
1 1/2 tsp salt
2 tsp cinnamon
2 tsp nutmeg
1 tsp clove
(you can also use pumpkin pie seasoning)
nuts (optional - i don't use them)

-Beat eggs; add oil, water and pumpkin.  Add dry ingredients.  Mix well.  Bake in a greased and floured loaf pan at 350˚ for 45-60 min until cooked through.

Cream Cheese Icing:
1/2 cup butter
8 oz cream cheese
4 cups powdered sugar
1 tsp vanilla

-Beat until creamy!

Enjoy your weekend.  Temps have just dipped in the last 24 hours and all I want to do is knit.  (Naturally!)
I finished my Weekender.  I quite like it!  Pics next week.
Onto my new project!

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9 comments

  1. Smitten Kitchen published an excellent pumpkin bread recipe a few years ago-it has a cinnamon sugar top.

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    1. oh YUMMMMM! anything with cinnamon sugar is right up my alley! i'll have to look for it. thank you rachel!

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    2. Anonymous10/09/2019

      We make that one all of the time! The crunchy top is amazing, and we always have cream cheese to spread on a slice for breakfast. :) I'm making some this weekend.

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  2. The Pumpkin Bread looks yummy. What size can of pumpkin do you use for this recipe? Thank you for sharing.

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    1. hi! just the regular can... 15 oz! thanks for pointing that out. i'll edit the post. xx

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  3. Yum! I'm going to have to try that recipe. You can't go wrong with cream cheese frosting!

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    1. oh you are so right jeannie! it really is amazing! xx

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  4. I'm always looking for a little something sweet I can put on the breakfast table, this looks amazing! g

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    1. hi gaylen! oh yes! i think this would be a hit with your guests! still want to come for a visit. next time we are in the area! xx

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