This recipe was in the local paper recently. I love quick breads because they're so...so...so...quick!
- 2 cups flour
- 1⁄4 cup sugar
- 2 teaspoons baking powder
- 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1⁄2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
- 1⁄4 teaspoon baking soda
- 1⁄4 teaspoon ground ginger
- 1⁄4 teaspoon ground cloves
- 1⁄4 teaspoon salt
- 1⁄2 cup chopped walnuts
- 1⁄4 cup raisins
- 2 eggs
- 1 cup canned pumpkin puree
- 1⁄3 cup firmly packed brown sugar
- 1⁄2 teaspoon vanilla
- 1⁄3 cup butter, melted
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
- Mix together: flour, sugar, baking powder, cinnamon, nutmeg, baking soda, ginger, cloves and salt. Stir until combined.
- Stir in walnuts and raisins. Set aside.
- Beat the eggs in a medium bowl.
- Stir in the pumpkin, brown sugar, vanilla and melted butter.
- Combine both mixtures together until the dry ingredients are moistened.
- Pour batter into greased and floured loaf pan (8 1/2" x 4 1/2").
- Bake until loaf is browned and wooden pick inserted in the center comes out clean. approximately 50 - 55 minutes.
- Cool in pan approximately 10 minute Cool completely before serving.
When I was mixing the batter, I thought it was way too thick...but I persevered. I think this recipe left out some moisture. Milk, perhaps. I plan to serve it for a brunch bread and make Texas roadhouse butter to serve with it. Something tells me I will need it. Found this in the Chicago Tribune and it sounded so good.
I chose this recipe because it only makes the one loaf where another recipe I have makes two. I don't like raisins so I left them out; I found this bread to be a bit dry. If I decide to make it again (the spice mixture is very nice!) I think I will try adding applesauce, or using oil instead of butter.
We really enjoyed this bread but found it a little dry. I baked it for 50 minutes and it wasn't quite done when tested with a toothpick so I baked in 2 minute increments for about 4 minutes more and took it out when the toothpick had just moist crumb on it. Perhaps subbing oil for some of the butter? More Pumpkin? More raisins? It is worth trying as it is very good bread and I would make it again. Some of my coworkers thought chocolate chips vs the raisins would be good and I thought maybe craisins as well. I will experiment another day. Thanks for sharing.