Save time this busy holiday season with a moist chocolaty bread from our Test Kitchen. Two pumpkin-flavored loaves can be made ahead and frozen for special events with just a few minutes of preparation.
I came across this recipe in a local newspaper about 10 years ago, and I still make the bread on a regular basis. The recipe conveniently yields a number of mini loaves, making gift-giving easy. —Linda Wood, Roanoke, Virginia
Betty Jackson of White Pine, Tennessee writes, “I wanted to add some extra flavors, such as cranberries, to one of our favorite pumpkin bread recipes, so I kept experimenting. This sweet bread turned out great.”
These cute little loaves blend pumpkin, pistachio, rum and raisins with festive results. Wrap the bread in colored cellophane, tie with festive ribbon and give as a gift. —Kathy Kittell, Lenexa, Kansas.
“Everyone calls this ‘Christmas Bread’ and insists I make it often. We like it warm with butter or served cool with cream cheese. A loaf of this always delights any recipient.” Marilou Robinson - Portland, OR
Classic fall flavors of pumpkin and pecans make this from-scratch bread perfect for the season. It’s delicious when still warm from the oven, but it makes for a nice gift, too. Connie Thomas — Jensen, Utah