Spicy Pumpkin Bread

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Oct 242012

pumpkin nutritionCheck out this delicious recipe for pumpkin bread — it freezes well, and you can eat it year round.

Spicy Pumpkin Bread Ingredients

1 cup butter, softened

2 cups sugar
4 eggs
1 can (15 ounces) solid-pack pumpkin
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
3-3/4 cups all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons baking soda
2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1/2 teaspoon ground cloves
1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
2 cups (12 ounces) semisweet chocolate chips (optional)
1 cup chopped walnuts (optional)

• In a large bowl, cream butter and sugar. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Add pumpkin and vanilla; mix well. Combine the dry ingredients. Stir into pumpkin mixture just until moistened. Fold in chocolate chips and walnuts.
• Spoon into two greased 8-in. x 4-in. loaf pans. Bake at 350° for 65-75 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean. Cool for 10 minutes before removing from pans to wire racks. If desired, combine glaze ingredients; drizzle over cooled loaves. Yield: 2 loaves.

Not only delicious, but nutritious too — read about pumpkin nutrition.

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