Pumpkin Spice Bread

Pumpkin Spice Bread

This recipe comes from my nephew who brought two loaves over with him for Christmas. He baked the bread himself and told me I should take pictures for my blog! How cute is that?

One bite of the moist, dense bread and there was no doubt in my mind that it was worthy of a blog post. Packed full of pumpkin flavor, walnuts and cranberries with a fragrant, spicy aroma that reminded me of gingerbread, this is the stuff pumpkin dreams are made of. Truly, the recipe seems incredibly easy to make for such outstanding results.

My nephew brought two loaves with him and I mistakenly sent one back home with him because we had so much food to eat we never even cut into it. Once the last slice was gone I wistfully wished I could take the loaf back! I could whip up my own batch in no time at all but there’s something all the more sweet about having my nephew make it for me. It just tastes better.

Pumpkin Spice Bread
3 cups all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
1 1/4 teaspoons salt
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon ground allspice
2 eggs
1 16-ounce can pumpkin
1 cup packed brown sugar
1/2 cup maple syrup
1/4 cup vegetable oil
1/2 cup dried cranberries, dark seedless or golden raisins
1/2 cup chopped walnuts or pecans

1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Grease 9″ by 5″ loaf pan.

2. In large bowl, mix first 6 ingredients. In medium-sized bowl, beat eggs with pumpkin, brown sugar, maple syrup, and oil; stir into flour mixture just until flour is moistened. Gently stir in raisins and pecans. Spoon batter evenly into loaf pan.

3. Bake 1 1/4 hours or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool bread in pan on wire rack 10 minutes; remove from pan and finish cooling on wire rack.

Pumpkin Spice Bread

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  1. Ann says

    Love pumpkin bread and that's the best looking one I've ever seen. The cranberries added to it is genius. It's time to cut back on stuff like this for me but I'm bookmarking this one for future reference. This would make a great gift.

  2. says

    Never, ever send something back. You will live to regret it. Just keep it for those moments of weakness. This looks really good.

  3. Federica says

    Your nephew is a promising chef and he was so nice to ask you to photograph his wonderful bread. This is just the kind of bread that makes me crazy, slightly moist, spicy and rich. I'd like to take a slice right now. Bye bye, have a wondeful Sunday :x:x

  4. says

    That is a cute little story. How wonderful that baking runs in the family. It means more good things to eat. I just made pumpkin bread too, so I can imagine what a delicious treat yours must have been.

  5. Kim says

    Very cute that your nephew baked the bread and was thoughtful enough to think of your blog. I love that!It definitely looks like a tasty pumpkin bread full of goodies.

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