Tuesday, November 03, 2009

Pumpkin Bread

Fall is here so it is time for pumpkin. I love pumpkin, either in savory dishes or sweet bread or muffins any time of the year. I got this recipe many years ago from Atlas Restaurant in New York (I am not sure if this restaurant is still around). We were dining there during fall season and after our meal each of us received a little gift bag. In it was a slice of this pumpkin bread with the recipe attached compliments from the chef. How nice is that. So here I am sharing this great recipe with you. The top of the bread is crunchy and the middle is moist and tender. With the holiday season just around the corner it will be great to give it away as gifts.

Ingredients:

2 cups of pumpkin puree
1/2 cup of vegetable oil
2 whole eggs
1 egg yolk
1 cup sugar (I used ½ cup brown sugar, ½ sugar)
1 ½ cups flour
1 tsp of baking soda
1/4 tsp salt
1 tsp vanilla
1 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp nutmeg

Topping:

Some brown sugar
Some pumpkin seeds

1. Pre-heat the oven to 350 degree F and greased a loaf pan.
2. Mix pumpkin, oil, whole eggs, egg yolk, sugar and vanilla together. Mix well.
3. In a separate bowl, mix flour, baking soda, cinnamon, nutmeg and salt. Mix thoroughly. Add the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients. Mix until well combined.
4. Pour into the loaf pan and sprinkle the top with some brown sugar and pumpkin seeds. Bake for 45 – 50 minutes or until golden brown.

10 comments:

Anncoo said...

Thank you so much for sharing this recipe. Would like to try this soon.

Christelle said...

Gorgeous photos and gorgeous bread, it is a very american thing and i have not actually ever tasted it. But yours looks the most apetising I have seen amongst the other blog posts i have seen about it. Yours look less heavy and more moist :))

mycookinghut said...

I love the touch of the seeds of top. To be honest, I have not tasted pumpkin cakes before.. also, I have never made anything with pumpkins. There are plenty of them now, guess I should buy a small one and try! :)

Sonia said...

This bread look healthy and nice, will try one day, Thanks for sharing.

tracieMoo said...

what a yummy loaf! may I ask the loaf pan size that this recipe would make? thanks for sharing this yummy recipe =)

Little Corner of Mine said...

Great for the holiday season!

Beachlover said...

great pumpkin bread!! I also just bake some raisin bread with the same loaf pan ...hmmm...maybe I can bake some pumpkin bread for Mishu school thankgiving party!! thanks for sharing!!

zurin said...

oh yes what a great idea for a gift...n so good looking too....i mite just make it for my aunt who is hospital right now or for the family...wonderful idea..n pumpkin s always delicious! thanx :))

ICook4Fun said...

Anncoo, you are welcome.

Christelle, do try this bread out as it's light, moist and not too sweet.

Leemei, if you can get pumpkin do try out this bread. I am lazy I just used the can pumpkin.

Sonie, you are welcome.

Tracie, this recipe yield one loaf but I used 3 very small loaf pan for this.

LCOM, yes.

Lesley, I like this cute small loaf pan.

Zurin, this is great for holiday gift.

jenjen said...

I made this and it was incredible!! I am making 2 for thanksgiving for sure!! thank you!!