This is an easy pumpkin bread recipe to mape and it tastes so much like pumpkin pie. This recipe is made with canned pumpkin and calls for evaporated milk. The batter is wet, very much like the batter for pumpkin pie. The bread also only has a slight rise, so you will be filling the prepared bread pan up to within 3/4 of an inch from the top.
Serve this bread warm, in slices. Top with whipped cream or serve with a scoop of ice cream. You can also prepare a light icing and drizzle the icing over the top of the loaf. A thinned icing can be used as a glaze. Powdered sugar can also be dusted over the top of the baked bread. Remember, try and serve warm or at room temperature. This is a very soft bread. Carefully slice it with a sharp knife.
Yield: 1 loaf.
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 50 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour
- 2-1/2 cups all purpose flour
- 2 cups sugar
- 2 tsp baking soda
- 1/2 tsp ground cloves
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1 can (15 oz) canned pumpkin puree
- 1 can (12 fl oz) evaporated milk
- 1/2 cup vegetable oil
- 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Lightly grease 9 x 5-inch bread pan.
In a large bowl, add all purpose flour, sugar, baking soda, ground cloves, salt, canned pumpkin, evaporated milk, vegetable oil, and vanilla extract. Blend the ingredients together by hand or with a mixer. Scrape batter into prepared bread pan. Bake at 350 degrees F for 50 minutes or until firm or inserted knife comes out clean. Remove from oven and let cool in pan for 10 minutes. Turn out onto baking rack and let cool until warm. Serve warm with ice cream or whipped cream.
- You can use butternut squash in place of pumpkin in this recipe.Prepare fresh butternut squash for baking the same way as you would fresh pumpkin.
- Keep your baking soda fresh by storing it in a plastic container or glass jar.
- Store flour properly to keep it from spoiling.
- Add a half cup of raisins, chocolate chips, or dried cranberries to the bread batter for extra sweetness.
- Letting the bread sit inside the bread pan for a few minutes after being removed from the oven makes the loaf easier to remove from the pan
- Preheat your oven before you begin mixing the batter. This way, by the time you are finished mixing the batter and putting it into the bread pan, the oven should be fully heated. If it is not ready, wait the extra minute or two until the oven has reached the proper temperature.