So I have to share this AMAZING pumpkin bread recipe I tried today. I changed a few things, but mainly followed the recipe I found here.
I absolutely ADORE fall, and so this is a great recipe to try as you kick off the fall season.
A big thick slice of this delicious, knock your socks off, pumpkin bread, a steamy cup of coffee, a blanket, and a good book make for an amazing evening of pure bliss. So please...Enjoy!!
Mix Cream Cheese Batter
Mix dry ingredients.
For the Cheese Batter:
8 oz cream cheese, room temperature
1 large egg, room temperature, lightly beaten
3/4 cup powdered sugar (add more for more sweetness)
1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
For the Pumpkin Spice Batter:
3/4 cup brown sugar, lightly packed
2 large eggs
1 cup pumpkin puree
2 tablespoons canola oil
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
1 1/4 teaspoons baking powder
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
1/4 teaspoon ginger
1/8 teaspoon cloves
Butter, to grease the pans
For the Cheese Batter: Use a handheld electric mixer to beat together all ingredients until smooth and creamy.
For the Pumpkin Spice Batter: Preheat oven to 350F; lightly grease 3 mini loaf pans with butter. (or you can use any size pan, just adjust cook time according to the size you use)
In a medium bowl, whisk together the brown sugar and eggs until light and fluffy, then stir in the pumpkin, canola oil, and vanilla. In a separate bowl, whisk or sift together the flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger, and cloves. Gradually stir the dry ingredients into the wet, being careful not to over-mix. Divide the pumpkin batter between the 3 loaf pans, then pour the cheese batter on top.
Bake until golden around the edges, about 35 to 40 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted inside comes out clean or with just a couple crumbs. Cool 10 minutes in the pans, then remove from the pans and transfer to a wire rack to finish cooling.
And wahhhlaaa! You have an AMAZING, FROM SCRATCH, DELICIOUS, FALL FANTASTIC PUMPKIN BREAD! :) Go you, you are awesome.