I might have a little thing for pumpkin spice…might. Okay, I’m kind of obsessed.
When I heard my sister mention that she was making banana bread, I though, “why can’t I make pumpkin bread too?”. I dug around in my recipe box and found my favorite banana bread recipe. I tweaked with it a bit so I could use sweet, sweet pumpkin instead of banana and added some extra spice.
Okay, a lot of extra spice. That’s what makes it Pumpkin Spice Bread, right?
I gave my kids a slice each and came back into the kitchen a few minutes later as they were guiltily sneaking most of the rest of the loaf. I couldn’t even get mad, it was so good that I had had to stop myself from sitting down and eating the whole loaf myself.
Mix the dry ingredients together in a big bowl. I use my kitchen-aid. If you don’t have one of these, they are wonderful!
Mix the wet ingredients together and make a gloriously yucky gloop.
Mix everything together and pour into a greased 9×4 Loaf Pan.
Bake for 45-60 minutes. Mine only took about 50 minutes until the top was firm and springy (which is how I judge my baking ‘doneness’).
Let it cool and enjoy. I had to pick up another baking pumpkin today so I can make more of this to share with everyone.
Do you ever take recipes and twist them for your own delicious and nefarious purposes?