Pumpkin Sweet Bread
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One of my favourite things that I ate in the US was pumpkin bread. We would have it during the Halloween and Thanksgiving celebrations. My grandmother made a pumpkin roll-up cake out of this with sweet cream cheese filling. I use my bush pumpkins for this. I bake them and then puree.
2 cups plain flour or 1 cup wholemeal flour and 1 cup plain flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon bicarb soda
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon or mixed spice
1/2 teaspoon each: salt and nutmeg
1 cup fresh pumpkin puree
1 cup sugar
1/2 cup milk
2 eggs, slightly beaten
1/4 cup vegetable oil
1/2 cup each: chopped pecans and walnuts (may substitute raisins or any combination to equal one cup)
15 min › Cook:
50 min › Ready in:
1 hour 5 min
Preheat oven to 180 degrees C.
Sift together flour, baking powder, bicarb soda, ground cinnamon, salt and ground nutmeg.
In a large mixing bowl, combine pumpkin, sugar, milk and eggs. Mix well.
Add dry ingredients, oil and nuts mixing until just moistened. Batter will be slightly lumpy. Do not over mix.
Spoon batter into well-greased (use vegetable oil) loaf pans, may use aluminium pans.
Bake (in the middle of the oven) large loaf for 65 minutes or two mini loaves for 50 minutes or until a wooden skewer inserted in the centre comes out clean.
Cool 10 minutes in the pan. Use a knife to go around the edge of the pan to loosen bread from the sides of the pan, invert, cool on a cooling rack or plate. Slice and serve.
Absolutely delicious. I'm pretending it's healthy and feeding it to my daughter to get some vegies into her! I added a smidge less oil and more pumpkin to compensate. Thank you for sharing.
- 17 Jul 2010
Used different ingredients.
Just tried this with bananas instead of pumpkin for a giggle - delicious! One of the best banana breads I've had. Two recipes for the price of one, woohoo!
- 27 Jun 2010
This is delicious and very simple! This one if definitely going to be a regular at our house.
- 21 Apr 2012
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