For those of you who know me; know that I love to cook. At one point I was deciding on whether to open up the store or open up a restaurant. Well I opened Beloved and love my decision.
One of my all time favorite recipes is my pumpkin bread that I tweaked from my moms original recipe. I like to say I one upped her on this one for sure! So I figured this would be a great time to share this flavorful pumpkin bread recipe with you all.
My mom and I decided to make our first batch of Pumpkin Bread yesterday and had one heck of a funny experience. Cooking and baking are not always pretty. I already had a chipped glass Kitchen Aid Mixing bowl that finally broke during the first part of the recipe. We had to restart just to realize I was completely out of white sugar. So we improvised and used brown sugar. Wow, this was a great mistake because I now prefer using brown sugar in the recipe. So feel free to use whichever you prefer.
We were back at it again to then have my mom ask while adding in the dry ingredients, "Mindy, when do you plan on adding the pumpkin pie mix?" Oh my word, I was wondering why it was looking super dry and thick of a batter. We laughed and laughed. Oh the joys of cooking.
I love the smell of the Pumpkin Bread as it started to bake. Once my husband and daughters got home we were all enjoying it. I am all about truly flavorful food and this Pumpkin Bread Recipe does not disappoint on flavor. So here it is:
Pumpkin Bread Recipe:
2 1/2 cups all purpose flour
2 cups sugar or brown sugar (your pick)
1 26 oz can of Pumpkin Pie Mix (its important to get the pie mix)
1 1/2 stick of soften butter
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp All Spice
1 tsp Cinnamon
1 tsp ground Cloves
1 1/2 tsp. dry ground Ginger
1 tsp. salt
Preheat over 350 degrees. Place butter in mixer and start to whip. Once smooth add in sugar and mix. Then add eggs. Meanwhile in a separate bowl add all dry ingredients (flour, baking powder, baking soda, spices and salt).
Add the entire can of pumpkin pie mix to the butter, sugar and eggs and mix together. Mix well. Slowly start to add dry ingredients until fully mixed. You can bake this in a bundt pan or individual bread pans. Make sure to grease your pans well before adding mixer.
Bake for 45 mins to 60 minutes. I bake it longer due to being above 10,000ft. It might quicker at lower elevation so check it with a knife. If the knife comes out clean then it's done. If not keep baking and checking often until knife comes out clean. Enjoy!