baking · recipes

‘Tis the Season …to enjoy pumpkin-y things

Do yourself a favor and make this bread.

And do yourself and your friends a favor and make them each their own loaf so that you don’t have to share and they still get to enjoy it.

Pumpkin Bread (with walnuts, if you’d like)

Ingredients:

– 2/3 cup pumpkin puree (I used canned, but use whatever you want)
– 1 egg
– 1/3 cup unsweetened applesauce (or oil)
– 1/4 cup water
– 1 cup sugar
– 1 1/4 cup flour (white or whole wheat)
– 3/4 tsp baking soda
– 1/2 tsp salt
– 1/4 tsp ground cinnamon*
– 1/4 tsp nutmeg*
– 1/8 tsp ground cloves*
– 1/8 tsp ground ginger*
– 1/4 cup chopped walnuts (optional)
– 1/4 cup walnut halves (optional)

*Adjust spices to desired taste.

Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit and grease a loaf pan with butter or non-stick spray. Whisk together the egg, pumpkin, applesauce, and water. In a separate bowl, mix together the rest of the ingredients, except for the walnuts. When mixed, combine dry and wet mixture, and add in chopped walnuts. Pour into loaf pan and garnish the top of the loaf with walnut halves. Bake for 45-50 minutes, or until a toothpick comes out clean.

Allow to cool and then eat it all.

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