Rustic Pumpkin Bread
Total TimePrep: 25 min. Bake: 1 hour + cooling
Makes2 loaves (16 slices each)
This is very good! You have to use some willpower not to go overboard. I made a half recipe (one loaf) and usually like to make things as written the first time around, but had to make some minor changes based on what I had and didn't have. No cloves, so I substituted ground ginger, and no pecans, so I substituted walnuts. I also ran out of white sugar so I made up the difference with a little brown sugar (and added about 1/3 cup of raisins). This is my first try at pumpkin bread and there's no reason to keep looking -- this recipe is pretty near perfect!
This recipe is a keeper. There's a TOH commenter who hates when people rate a recipe after making changes to it, but I'm quite sure this recipe would deserve 5 stars as written. That said, I was glad for suggestions about cutting down on the sugar (I used 2-1/2 cups) and using half oil and half unsweetened applesauce for the oil. The bread was scrumptious. I sliced it and wrapped the slices in individual snack bags (because of COVID-19) to take to a social-distanced gathering. I received many compliments about the bread. One thing I've been doing with loaf pan sweet breads lately is to chop pecans and sprinkle just pecans on the top of each loaf and lightly press them down (in addition to putting pecans in the batter). That's all the topping this bread needed.
We love this moist bread!! It's easy to prepare. Smells wonderful while baking!
This pumpkin bread is just awesome! I forgot to put the topping on it but I have no complaints. Next time I will put the topping on. Very flavorful, very moist and it is good with whipped cream on top, too! My favorite pumpkin bread recipe so far.
Absolutely delicious. Very moist and flavorful. Will make for the holidays. T2z, thank you for the parchment paper idea. It worked great. Also for the lady whose topping falls off when cutting, I usually let my bread cool, wrap in plastic then chill in fridge a couple hours. Cuts so much easier and topping stays on. Hope that helps. Thank you for a great recipe.
This truly is a delicious pumpkin bread and beyond easy to make. I didn't add the topping, and I don't think I will next time. I love it as is!
Has anyone tried making a Gluten Free version of this recipe? If so, what did you add or subtract?
Line with parchment paper so it can be just lifted out of the pan. I exchanged 1/2 cup applesauce for 1/2 cup of the oil.
I have been looking for a good pumpkin bread. This is the one. I got the TOH Christmas cookbook for a Christmas present and it was in there. I tried it and everyone liked it. The topping puts it over the top. The only problem I have is when you turn it over to get out of the pan and when you cut it the topping falls off. Have made 2 batches. I use 3 medium sized pans. This will be my go to recipe for Pumpkin Bread. I also used fresh pumpkin so only used 1/2 cup of water as pumpkin was wetter than store bought. It turned out great!
Wonderful & moist!! The best recipe for the holidays!