My kids and I love quick breads. When they were young, my cousin made a sweet potato bread at Easter. My daughter, about 2 1/2 at the time, devoured it! I have been making it ever since. My youngest children even requested it as the special snack at preschool for their birthday.
With fall approaching, it’s time for sweet potato bread. I originally made this with – yes, sweet potatoes that I cooked myself. Then I discovered plain canned pumpkin! Even organic! So much easier!
NOTE: If you like this recipe, stock up on the pumpkin now. Most stores only carry it in the fall.
The original recipe comes from The Joy of Cooking – Pumpkin Bread recipe. I have altered it slightly over the years to add a little more nutrition.
1 cup all purpose flour
1/2 cup whole wheat pastry flour (if you don’t have pastry flour, regular whole wheat or white flour is fine)
1 1/2 tsp cinnamon
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp salt
1 tsp ground ginger
1/2 tsp ground nutmeg
1/4 tsp ground cloves
1/4 tsp baking powder
1/3 cup milk
1/2 tsp vanilla
4 TBSP unsalted butter
2/3 cup sugar
1/3 cup brown sugar
1 cup pumpkin puree (can use sweet potatoes or squash)
1/4 cup ground flaxseed meal
1/2 cup walnuts (optional)
- Preheat oven to 350
- Grease a large 9 x 5 inch (8 cup) loaf pan.
- Mix dry ingredients together, set aside. Combine milk and vanilla in a separate bowl.
- In a large bowl, cream the butter and sugars until well blended
- Add eggs one at a time. Add pumpkin, blending until just combined.
- Add flour mixture in 3 parts alternating with the milk mixture (in 2 parts). So, 1/3 of the flour, 1/2 the milk, 1/3 flour, 1/2 milk, rest of the flour.
- Fold in ground flaxseed meal and walnuts (if using)
- Pour into prepared loaf pan
- Cook until done, about 55 mins.
This is particular loaf pan is wider and a little longer than a normal loaf pan. I had one from my grandmother and found another one at a thrift store! Yeah! They are difficult to find in stores so raid your Grandma’s old pans!
What is your favorite pumpkin recipe?
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