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Pumpkin Bread

by Emma on October 4, 2011

in Bread,Breakfast

Dear October,

So you thought you could sneak up on me, huh? While I was busy rearranging my sweaters to a more prominent section of my closet you just thought you could squeak on in. Didn’t you.

While I was busy shopping for wedge boots you thought you could just breeze in to my life. Uh huh.

Bringing with you cold mornings, my brother’s Oct. 1st wedding, quarterly tax due dates and inexplicable cravings for pumpkins and pies.

Sometimes together but not always… pumpkins and pies that is.

Well, Mr. Sneaky October. Have I got news for you.

First of all, while you were trying to sneak up on me, I have already baked six pies this month.

Yes, six. Boo-yeah.

Second, I made pumpkin bread today. Marking the third can of pumpkin I’ve opened this season.

So who, may I ask, is sneaking up on who? Yeah, that’s right October, I got the jump on you!

(Insert wicked cackle laugh here.)

Pumpkin Bread, makes one loaf.

Needed: 1 stick (1/4 cup) softened butter, 1 cup sugar, 2 eggs, 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract, 1 1/2 cups flour, 1 teaspoon baking soda, 1 teaspoon salt, 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon, 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg,  1/2 cup nuts, 1/2 cup ricotta cheese and 3/4 cup pumpkin.

In a bowl cream together the butter and sugar. Add eggs and vanilla and stir until well combined.

In another (larger) bowl whisk together the flour, baking soda, salt, and spices. Add the butter mixture, ricotta and pumpkin and stir to combine. Pour batter into a well-greased loaf pan. Sprinkle on to the nuts and (optional) sanding sugar for texture. Bake at 350 F for 1 hour.

Serve slices warm with coffee, while wearing a textured knitted sweater with a cat in your lap. (That last part is totally optional, I guess.)

xo. Emma

{ 25 comments }

Gaby October 4, 2011 at 3:34 am

6 pies? you are a goddess.

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Jessie October 4, 2011 at 3:54 am

pumpkin bread is legitimately my favorite little snack. it’s so yummy and delicious. what could be wrong :)
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grace October 4, 2011 at 3:59 am

seriously…yummy..I’m loving all these pumpkin recipes!

irene wibowo October 4, 2011 at 4:00 am

i wanna try.. looks yummy! :)

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Loulou October 4, 2011 at 4:01 am

That looks so good! Can’t wait to try it.

Loulou Downtown

Angie Bailey October 4, 2011 at 4:15 am

Oh my YUM!!! This sounds beyond delicious!!!

jooleedoh October 4, 2011 at 4:30 am

you are so adorable, emma. haha. pumpkin is my drug! time to put this recipe in the roster.

Heather October 4, 2011 at 5:28 am

That looks delicious. I made pumpkin chocolate chip cookies this past weekend. They had a cake like texture to them. It was like pumpkin bread + chocolate chip cookies. So, basically they were heaven. Fall is my favorite.

Jaclyn T October 4, 2011 at 2:01 pm

You are so HILARIOUS!

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Lauren Hairston October 4, 2011 at 2:42 pm

I have the textured sweater and the coffee, but not the cat. No pets allowed! Thanks, landlords.

I love pumpkin bread, but I don’t think I’ve ever actually made it myself. One of my grandmas always makes several loaves for Thanksgiving and then freezes some for Christmas consumption, as well. Several years, we’ve been lucky enough to take a loaf home with us after Christmas. Yum!

Hanna October 4, 2011 at 2:58 pm

Well, you showed him ;) .
And I have yet one more yummy recipe to try this season.

Mrs. Overbey October 4, 2011 at 3:46 pm

Ohhh….Yum! That looks so good. I’m adding it to the list of fall treats to make :)

Collette Osuna October 4, 2011 at 4:24 pm

Wow…this looks awesome!!!
Makes me wanna run out and get my pumpkins this weekend!
Nothng says FALL like pumpkin bread:)


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Ryan-Catherine October 4, 2011 at 4:48 pm

Hey Emma,

Thanks for this recipe, it looks delicious. I am going to try it! All of your recipes have been successes. And you are so funny!

Best,
RC

sarah October 4, 2011 at 5:16 pm

This looks good!

But – just to clarify – a stick of butter is usually 1/2 cup… so is it 1/4 cup of butter or a stick?

Thanks!
Sarah

Elise October 4, 2011 at 5:45 pm

Pumpkin has been on my mind since its fall so I’ll have to try this. Thanks for the recipe.

Amanda October 4, 2011 at 7:30 pm

I have a pretty lengthy nuttier recipe I use for pumpkin loaf that I love. But I really love the simplicity of this recipe and that you aren’t sacrificing any flavor!

holly marieee October 4, 2011 at 8:48 pm

I find it so odd that you can get pumpkin in a can in the US…

Lauren Helen October 4, 2011 at 11:27 pm

This looks so amazing – hopefully I’ll get a chance to make it!

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Amanda G October 5, 2011 at 12:43 am

All these pumpkin recipes are making me sad because I have not been able to find canned pumpkin sold anywhere in Australia so I can’t make any of them :(

Rachel October 22, 2011 at 6:58 pm

You can buy canned pumpkin online – like amazon. No joke ;)

Lauren October 6, 2011 at 12:16 am

http://www.usafoods.com.au/c41/canned-goods/
I haven’t shopped here yet but i’m about to, this pumpkin bread just looks too good not to try and make :) its less than $4.00 a can :)
Hope this helps

Kacie @ A Collection of Passions October 6, 2011 at 4:40 am

Yum! Emma, that looks so good. I want to have a slice with my tea for breakfast!

Kacie
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Kelly October 14, 2011 at 7:55 pm

Oh my! This sounds so incredibly delicious! I all sorts of pumpkin desserts…might have to add this to my list of options to make for our big Thanksgiving dinner.

Abigail October 24, 2011 at 8:30 pm

Yay! So I made this last night! While my boyfriend studied. It was so quietly productive in my apt. :) So anyway I made the recipe and did muffins instead so they will keep longer (won’t have to be cut open). I also used mascarpone cheese because that’s all I had on hand. Anyway it was delicious! I love that your recipes are usually a little unique, vegetarian, ACTUALLY simple (SO hard to find these days!), and oh yes–yummy. Thanks!