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I was desperate for something to try to share as my post today AND I needed some sort of breakfast food to bring for our singles Sunday School class this morning (which my husband and I lead at our church).
So I found this recipe I had pinned on my Pinterest board over a year ago, and I had all the ingredients on hand, so I decided to give it a try. I halfed the recipe cause I only wanted to make one loaf. (We honestly don’t need any more baked goods/sweets around here with all the extras I have been making for this series and other events.) Someone asked me the other day – where do I buy my pumpkin? I buy my pumpkin at Aldi for 99¢ for a 15 oz. can. Great price! And I stock up before the season is over so I can have some to last me through the summer and in early fall next year before the stores put theirs out. I have sometimes even found clearance deals at another grocery store at the end of season and picked up cans for 50¢ – 75¢ each. I started this fall with 10 cans from last year and have used all those up already so I restocked last week at Aldi.
Here is the recipe and I will note the changes I made:
- 3 cups sugar (decreased to 2 cups)
- 1 cup Vegetable Oil (I used 1 cup applesauce)
- 4 Eggs
- 1 15oz. Can of Pumpkin puree
- ⅔ cup Water
- 3½ cups Flour
- 2 tsp. Baking Soda
- 2 tsp. Salt
- 1 tsp. Baking Powder
- 1 tsp. Nutmeg
- 1 tsp. Allspice
- 1 tsp. Cinnamon
- Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Spray 2 loaf pans with cooking spray (sprinkle with some cinnamon/sugar - optional). Cream sugar and oil (or applesauce) together. Add eggs, pumpkin and water and then add dry ingredients.
- Bake for 1 hour.
The good news – our Sunday School class thought it was good – several of them ate multiple pieces. I thought it was good but definitely not the best pumpkin bread I have had. And it was plenty sweet! It was a little “doughy/dense” at the bottom and I don’t know if it needed to bake a few minutes longer (a toothpick came out clean) or if using applesauce changes it? And I honestly would have liked the entire thing to be a more lighter/fluffier bread. It is not my perfect pumpkin bread recipe – so I will keep looking for that one.
Anyone have a perfect pumpkin bread recipe they want to share?
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