Pumpkin Deliciousness


Fall is here!

I can easily say that I love pumpkin year round - but, I have burnt Paul out on Pumpkin - how is that even possible? So I try and wait until seasons have changed before bringing the pumpkin back! The leaves are falling, the mornings are uber chilly - It's official that the season has changed!

A few weeks ago, a friend made some pumpkin bread for me and I devoured it. I may have given Paul a piece, but the next time he tried to get some - it was gone - kind of like our wedding cake. Whoops... sometimes I just get so excited!

Anyways, I stocked up on some canned pumpkin this last Sunday while at the store and as soon as we got home I started assembling a loaf of pumpkin bread. Paul said it was the best pumpkin bread he has ever had, which is funny, because it is almost exactly my friend Robyn's recipe with only one minor change. But - I have to agree, it was pretty dang tasty!

Oddly enough - some 1,800 miles away, my sister was also making her own loaf of pumpkin bread. Great minds really do think alike!

Without further ado: Pumpkin Bread (recipe from Robyn, minor tweak by me):

1/2 cup apple sauce
1 - 1/4 cup sugar
2 eggs
1 cup pumpkin
1 -3/4 cup flour
1/4 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp allspice, cinnamon, cloves, nutmeg & salt (I didn't have allspice - so I used pumpkin pie mix)

1. Mix applesauce, sugar and eggs in a larger-sized mixing bowl with an electric beater/mixer
2. Add the rest of the ingredients and mix until smooth
3. Eat some batter because it's really good! (This was advice from Robyn and I completely agree!)
4. Bake at 325 for at least an hour

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