Pumpkin Bread

Pumpkin bread recipe is a good way to utilize the abundance of pumpkins or squash.

Pumpkins contains high amounts of beta-carotene—a vitamin known for providing good eyesight.
We can see some pumpkins being thrown out after Halloweens. Some people would discard jack-o-lanterns and would forget about the health benefits they can get out of eating pumpkins.

The best way to use these pumpkins is to make and bake pumpkin bread. There are several ways on how to puree a pumpkin. First is to boil peeled pumpkin, next option is to steam. Lastly, you can also roast or bake pumpkins and then mash them right after roasting.

Moms Pumpkin Bread Recipe

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Prepare Time: 20 Minutes
Cook Time: 40 Minutes

This is a classic pumpkin bread recipe that most mothers would love to bake. It is a very easy recipe to do that even neophytes in the kitchen would consider baking this.

For the ingredients, you will need:
70 grams unsalted butter
70 grams granulated sugar
50 grams brown sugar
2 medium eggs
200 grams pumpkin puree
250 grams cake flour
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
60 ml buttermilk
50 grams chopped cashew or walnuts

Follow the simple steps below for making this pumpkin bread recipe:
1. Pre-heat an oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit.
2. Beat the butter and both the sugars in bowl of an electric mixer with a paddle attachment, until creamy, light, fluffy and pale. Add in the eggs and the pureed pumpkin to the butter and sugar mixture.
3. Sift the cake flour with the baking powder and baking soda. Mix in the salt and the ground cinnamon. Add the dry ingredients to the pumpkin mixture and alternately pour in the buttermilk, ending with the dry ingredients. Fold the nuts gently.
4. Divide the batter equally between three greased and lined loaf pans (5x4x1 1/2). You can also use muffin pans that are line with muffin paper cups if loaf pans are not available.
5. Bake on preheated oven until golden brown for about 25 to 40 minutes.
6. Let the baked pumpkin bread cool on wire racks. When cool enough to handle, remove from pans and slice into desired serving sizes.

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Pumpkin Bread with Chocolate Chips Recipe

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Prepare Time: 15 Minutes
Cook Time: 40 Minutes

This pumpkin bread recipe is made more delectable with the irresistible goodness of chocolates. This is also best serve either warm or cold. It is a perfect accompaniment for coffees and teas. Choose semi-sweet chocolate chips instead of the bittersweet chocolates.

2 cups of all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
3/4 cup butter (unsalted)
1 cup granulated sugar
1 large egg
1 teaspoon vanilla extract or fresh vanilla bean
2 cups mashed pumpkin
1/2 cup chocolate chips
1/2 cup chopped walnuts

1. Grease and line a 9x5x3 loaf pan. Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
2. In a bowl, combine the butter and sugar. Beat on medium-high speed until light and fluffy. Add in the egg, vanilla and pumpkins.
3. In another bowl, mix all the dry ingredients together and carefully stir in the wet ingredients.
4. Fold in the chocolate chips and the walnuts.
5 Bake in a preheated oven for 30 to 40 minutes or until crust is golden brown.
6. Cool slightly before slicing. Garnish with chocolate sauce if desired.

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Spiced Pumpkin Bread Recipe

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Prepare Time: 15 Minutes
Cook Time: 40 Minutes

This is a pumpkin bread recipe that has spices in it. The addition of spices gives this bread a more full-bodied aroma and flavor. You can opt to omit the spices if this will be served to children.

2 cups of all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon of salt
1 cup of brown sugar
1 cup vegetable oil
2 teaspoons baking soda
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1 teaspoon nutmeg
1 teaspoon all spice powder
2 cups mashed pumpkin
1 cup of walnuts, roughly chopped
1 tablespoon vanilla extract
3 medium sized eggs

1. Preheat the oven to 350 degree Fahrenheit. Grease and line two 9-inch loaf pan.
2. In a bowl, beat the eggs until frothy and bubbly.
3. Add in the sugar, oil and vanilla. Continue beating until thick and lemon-colored.
4. Stir in the pumpkin. Meanwhile, sift the flour, salt, baking soda, cinnamon, nutmeg, baking powder, and all spice powder.
5. Fold the dry ingredients carefully into the wet ingredients. Do not over mix the batter.
6. Fold in the walnuts and pour into prepared pans.
7. Bake for 40 minutes or until the center easily springs back when touched.
8. Let cool for 10 minutes in a wire rack before turning out.

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Pumpkin bread is classified under quick breads. This means that the leavening agents used is baking powder and baking soda. Be careful not to over mix your pumpkin bread batter, or else you will have tough bread. Squash can be used to substitute pumpkins. Enjoy a pumpkin bread recipe with all the goodness of pumpkin in every bite. If you love Pumpkin bread, you should also try pumpkin pie recipe.

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