So, by now we are in full on FALL MODE. I hope you’ve all been burning your fall candles, been to a pumpkin patch, watched Hocus Pocus, shopped for cozy sweaters/blankets, and baked some pumpkin bread.
If you haven’t done that last part, you’re missing out. But don’t worry, you still have time. Bread is one of my favorite things to bake, mainly because it gives your whole home an amazing smell while it’s in the oven.
Doesn’t everyone want their home to smell like pumpkin?
Speaking of pumpkin, if you’re obsessed with it, I suggest you take a trip to Trader Joe’s. They have pumpkin GALORE. I’m not even kidding you, it’s insane how many pumpkin options they have in some of their best products. They even sell little pumpkin trees. Like, come on.
I have a really simple Pumpkin Muffin recipe on my blog, if you’re short on time or just want a quick and easy snack. But if you’ve got an hour and a half to spare, I highly suggest you give this bread a try. Even if you’re not a baker, this recipe is pretty simple.
Here’s what you’ll need:
1 cup pumpkin
1/2 cup oil
1/3 cup buttermilk
1 tbsp vanilla extract
1 & 1/34 cup all purpose flour
1 & 1/4 cups sugar
1 tsp pumpkin pie spice
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
a loaf pan
A couple side notes:
1. I had no idea where to find buttermilk in the store. It’s in the milk section, and there’s usually only one option so it’s pretty easy to overlook.
2. I use Trader Joe’s Pumpkin Pie Spice. It smells AMAZING. I would sprinkle this shit around my house if I could.
Go ahead and preheat your oven to 325 degrees and spray your loaf pan with cooking spray.
Grab a large mixing bowl and add in your pumpkin, eggs, buttermilk, oil, and vanilla. Mix it until it’s combined. Try not to over mix.
Add in your flour, sugar, pumpkin pie spice, baking soda, and your salt. Stir it reaaaaal good until everything is combined. Again, don’t over mix.
Pour the mix into your loaf pan.
Bake for about 1 hour & 15 minutes. Check it at this time, and bake for 15 more minutes if not done. It’s done when you can stick a toothpick or butter knife in the center and it comes out clean.
Place it on a wire rack to cool. Serve it while its still a little warm.
Also, take in the amazing smells that are filling your house and kitchen right now.
Remember, when you store bread, you want to keep it wrapped in plastic wrap tightly so it stays fresh and moist.
And there you have it, another thing to check off your Fall bucket list. Enjoy!