Thursday, October 29, 2009

Try This! Thursday - Pumpkin Nut Bread

Halloween is almost here, which means soon, you'll be guest and host to lots of Fall and Thanksgiving dinner parties! Over the last month, I have shared with you many recipe ideas for those moments when you need to make something for those dinners. You can find all of those recipes, here. If you are anything like me, you want to make something different. Something that will stand out. Something that will make everyone ask where in the world they can get that recipe!

Growing up, my Grandmother always made banana nut bread and I have always loved it. Each and every time I take a bite out of banana nut bread, I feel like I am eating it for the first time! That's why I got pretty excited when I found this Pumpkin Nut Bread recipe! Plus, it's really simple. Hardly any labor involved!! So, make sure you jot this one down. It'll be something to take for those Fall/Thanksgiving dinner parties!

Pumpkin Nut Bread

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-1 Duncan Hines nut bread mix
-1 egg
-3/4 c. water
-1/2 c. canned pumpkin
-2 tsp. cinnamon
-3/4 tsp. nutmeg
-1/4 tsp. ground cloves

-Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Grease and flour bottom only of a 9"x5" or 8"x4" loaf pan.
Combine all ingredients in large bowl. Stir with spoon about 60 strokes until all ingredients are moistened. Pour into prepared pan.

-Bake 45 to 55 minutes. Bread is done when toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.

-Cool 15 minutes, remove from pan. Let bread cool completely before slicing or wrapping. Store wrapped bread in refrigerator. To freeze bread, cool for 3 hours, then wrap securely and keep in freezer for up to 3 months.

Note:For gift giving, bake 3 loaves, since 1 (16 oz.) can of pumpkin will yield 3 1/2 cups. If you do not choose to bake 3 loaves at once, the extra pumpkin can be pre-measured and frozen for later use.

You can find this recipe, along with others here.

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Brandy said...

yummy. that sounds easy enough that I could do it. lol.

Helene said...

That looks SO good. I didn't realize there was actually a mix for banana bread!!

Rayli said...

that looks really good. did you make it?

Martinis or Diaper Genies? said...

A way to go from nice fall treat to inappropriate fatty behavior is to dunk each BITE into a vat of vanilla icing. That's how to do it.

Samantha said...

It sounds easy enough. I'm definitely going to make it, and I didn't know Duncan Heines made a nut mix either. Next time I'm at the grocery store, I'm going to look.

Rayli, I didn't make the one in the picture, but it does look really good! When I make it, I'm going to try do it the way the picture shows.

Vanilla icing would be good...but oh so fattening :)

Jenny said...

Yum! Too bad my daughter is allergic to nuts, because that looks so yummy!

Muthering Heights said...


I want some now!! LOL!

Samantha said...

Jenny, I'm sorry your daughter is allergic. I read where you can substitute the nuts for chocolate chips.

I want some too! I can't wait to make it :)