Prep 15 mins
Cook 55 mins
Deliciously moist loaves chocked full of goodness. Great as a snack or tucked into lunch boxes. We loved this with our morning coffee. The ingredients are most often in my pantry/fridge so I can whip this up on a whim. Enjoy!
- 1 (15 ounce) can pumpkin
- 1 cup honey
- 1⁄2 cup oil
- 1⁄4 cup peanut butter (optional)
- 4 large eggs
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 4 cups flour
- 2 teaspoons baking powder
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
- 1 teaspoon ground cardamom
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 8 ounces pineapple chunks, drained well
- 1 cup raisins
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
- Grease 2, 9x5 loaf pans. Set Aside.
- In a medium bowl add flour, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon, ground cardamom, and salt. Mix lightly by hand and set aside.
- On a cutting board run a chefs knife through the pineapple chunks a few times to cut into smaller pieces. Maybe quartered at most. Pat Dry. Set aside.
- In a large mixing bowl add pumpkin, honey, oil, peanut butter, eggs, and vanilla. Mix well with a hand mixer until the oil is well incorporated.
- Add the flour mixture to the pumpkin mixture and mix on low to medium speed just until flour mixture is well blended.
- Stir in chopped pineapple and raisins by hand.
- The batter will be thick.
- Divide batter evenly into 2 9x5 loaf pans.
- Bake for 50-55 minutes. Cooking times may vary by oven.
- Loaves are done when a toothpick inserted in the center of the loaf comes out completely clean. My loaves took 55 minutes.
- Cool in pans on a cooling rack for 30 minutes and then remove loaves to cooling racks to cool completely.
Texture, shape, and moistness of this quick bread were all very good. But we thought the loaf had too many competing flavors. The peanut butter tasted too prominent and the cardamom was distracting. This is a good recipe that could be improved with a little fine tuning.
I had to bake this much longer as the toothpick just did not come out clean but when i finally cut the bread i realized that the pinapple chunks made it much too moist. I should have cut them smaller i guess. I also found the bread too sweet and far too rich to call it a bread really, sorry.
The pineapple, pumpkin and cardamom got lost in this. Peanut butter took over. This would be good with chocolate chips adding sweetness and some creaminess. The texture was crumble and a bit dry. Perhaps because of the overuse of baking powder. I would cut back on the baking powder to 1 teaspoon. I found it a bit salty tasting as well. Sorry I really hoped this would be good but the squirrels and birds enjoyed it. A nice try!