Halloween is just around the corner, and its a good time to bake some fresh Pumpkin Spice Bread at home, especially if you are looking for a welcome change! This Fall fruit is a great way of adding some fiber to your diet. Baked with flour & sour cream, and spiced with ginger, cinnamon, cloves, this is one healthy,flavorful,& extremely aromatic loaf! Eat it for breakfast, or layer it with some vanilla ice cream for an easy dessert, whatever you choose to do with it, this Spiced Pumpkin Bread recipe will not disappoint you one bit! [recipe & photo courtesy of Ashley from Eat Me Delicious; adapted from original recipe printed via Bon Appetit, Oct 2007 ]
1 cup all purpose flour
1 cup whole wheat flour
1 tspn baking soda
1 tspn baking powder
1 tspn salt
1 tspn ground cinnamon
1 tspn ground cloves
1 tspn ground ginger
1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, at room temperature
3/4 cup plus 1 tbsp sugar
2 large eggs, at room temperature
1 cup canned pumpkin puree
1 tspn vanilla extract
1/2 cup sour cream
1/2 cup milk
Position rack in center of oven; preheat to 325°F. Butter 9x5x3-inch metal loaf pan.
Sift first 8 (dry) ingredients into medium bowl and set aside.
Using electric mixer, beat butter in large bowl until light. Gradually beat in 3/4 cup sugar. Beat in eggs 1 at a time. Beat in pumpkin and vanilla.
Whisk sour cream and milk in small bowl. Beat flour and sour cream mixtures alternately into batter in 2 additions each.
Transfer batter to the prepared loaf pan; smooth the top, and sprinkle with 1 tablespoon sugar.
Bake bread until tester inserted into center comes out clean, about 1 hour 10 minutes. Cool in pan for 10 minutes. Then turn out onto a wire rack and cool completely, before slicing.
There, a delicious Spiced Pumpkin Bread Loaf is ready. It’s great when served with tea with a dollop of butter on a warm slice! Use your own improvisations like adding rolled oats, nuts, raisins, or even chopped apples, to make one that lures you with its flavor!
For more inspiration, check out this delicious Video recipe for Pumpkin Bread: