I love Fall. Fall Fall Fall!!!
As we all know, Fall means many things…football (go Bears!), sweat shirts, soup, cheesy dips, apples, PUMPKIN, colorful leaves, Halloween…basically all of my favorite things. I freaking love FALL!
So today I am starting off my favorite cooking/baking season with Super Moist Pumpkin Bread. It’s a must have Fall recipe that will make you fall off your chair…in a happy and not dangerous way.
Spices like nutmeg, cinnamon, and pumpkin pie spice bring this bread to life, giving it a ton of Fall flavor. The cinnamon maple butter also helps. I KNOW. It’s so creamy, I could just rub it on my face as if it were a face mask…
Maybe I will..
Warm, moist pumpkin bread with creamy, salty, and sweet butter? I must be dreaming…
But I’m not. This stuff is real guys and it’s SO easy to make! I mean incredibly easy. Like mix all the ingredients and put the batter in a loaf pan and bake. The hardest part is waiting for it to get done because it bakes for.ev.er. Like over an hour or something – you just have to keep checking it, but it will get there and then you will be in love like I am.
See those cracks in the bread? That’s a sign that it’s getting close to being done, so look for those. Oh oh! Please read the notes section in the recipe. I read that if you wrap the bread in plastic wrap after it comes out of oven and let it cool, it comes even more amazing. So I kind of did that and I have to say, it worked. I don’t have anything to compare it to you, but this bread has the perfect “moist level.”
See? The shiny, soft, gooey top says it all. It’s the best part, too.
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- 1½ cups all-purpose flour
- ½ teaspoon salt
- ¼ teaspoon baking powder
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- ½ teaspoon cinnamon
- ¼ teaspoon nutmeg
- 1 tablespoon pumpkin pie spice
- ½ cup vegetable oil
- ⅓ cup plus 2 tablespoons granulated sugar
- 1 cup light brown sugar
- 2 eggs
- ½ of a 15 ounce can pure pumpkin. About 1 cup.
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- ⅓ cup water
- 1 tablespoon maple syrup (optional)
- Maple Cinnamon Butter
- 4 tablespoons unsalted butter, room temperature
- 1 tablespoon maple syrup
- ¼-1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
- ¼ teaspoon salt
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees and spray and flour a 9x5 inch loaf pan; set aside.
- In a medium bowl, mix all the dry ingredients together; flour, salt, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon, nutmeg, and pumpkin pie spice and set aside.
- In a stand-alone mixer fitted with a whisk attachment cream together the oil and sugars, scraping down the sides of the bowl as necessary.
- Next, add eggs one at a time and vanilla, scraping down sides of the bowl.
- Next, add pumpkin, maple syrup and water, again scraping down the sides of the bowl.
- Lastly, add the bowl of dry ingredients a little at a time until just mixed together.
- Pour batter into prepared loaf pan and bake for 50-60 minutes or until a knife inserted in the center comes out clean. Let cool completely in the pan before turning the pan over to take it out.
- To make the maple cinnamon butter, whisk all of the ingredient in a bowl and serve with bread.