Thursday, October 9, 2008

Glazed Pumpkin Bread

Here's another fantastic fall recipe that I actually bake throughout the year. I love to enjoy a slice of this bread with my coffee in the morning and it's a favorite after school snack for the kids. This bread is incredibly moist and tastes even better the day after baking when the flavors have had time to merge (merge?, mingle? socialize?..take my word, it's just better after 24 hours, but yummy eaten the day it is baked too). The original recipe came from a great, little pumpkin cookbook that I picked up at our local apple orchard. I added a little extra appeal for the kids' tummies and glazed the bread with a confectioner's sugar glaze. Mmmmmm. The recipe is so simple to prepare and is mixed together by hand so you're ready to pop this loaf into the oven in just minutes. Couldn't be easier!!

Pumpkin Bread

2 cups flour
1 tsp. baking soda
1 tsp. salt
1 tsp. pumpkin pie spice
1 1/2 cups sugar
1/2 cup vegetable oil
2 eggs, beaten
1 cup cooked pumpkin
1/4 cup water

Sift dry ingredients together. Blend sugar, oil, eggs, pumpkin and water and add to flour mixture. Mix well. Pour into greased, floured 9x5" loaf pan and bake in 350 degree oven 1 hour and 10 minutes.

Source: Old-Fashioned Pumpkin Recipes-Bear Wallow Books

Glaze

3/4 cup confectioner's sugar
2 tablespoons milk
1/4 teaspoon vanilla

Mix well and pour over cooled bread.

6 comments:

Lisa K said...

I found your blog via the Foodie BlogRoll today, you have a lot of great recipes posted here!

Our favorite thing to add to pumpkin bread is a bag of dark chocolate chips. It's a wonderful combination!

Christy said...

Thanks Lisa! I hope you come back to my blog. I love the pumpkin/chocolate combination.

Wandering Coyote said...

I love pumpkin and things made with pumpkin. I should have a recipe for a similar pumpkin loaf up tomorrow.

I also found you through Foodie Blogroll today. I have several blogs on my Blogger profile, but my food blog is ReTorte.

Alyse said...

Wow that looks amazing. Totally saving :)

JEWEL said...

This looks fantastic - I will have to try it. Thanks for posting the recipe. Check out mine!

Juliet Grossman said...

That pumpkin bread looks amazing. Perfect for fall! (Now if only it'd cool down - it has been over 100 here this week.) Thanks so much for stopping by my blog on my Sits Day last week:-)