Yes, I am the one that posted the Christmas ornament the other day...
But, I do realize it's still fall and Thanksgiving is still a few weeks away.
So here is my recipe to show that I am still enjoying fall for the time being ;)
I am a Serious fan of all things pumpkin.
Hunter apparently is too and he just didn't know it!
I really wanted to make an awesome pumpkin bread this year but every recipe seemed to have chocolate chips.
Although I do love chocolate, I think it takes away from the awesome flavor of pumpkin.
That's when the idea of streusel popped into my head!
Thank goodness it did!
This recipe was a complete trial, but a complete success as well!
So, I also may have gotten a little crazy ingredient-wise...
This recipe made me two loaves of bread and 12 muffins.
Perfect to take to a friend! :)
- 1 can Libby's pumpkin
- 1 1/2 cups white sugar
- 2 cups brown sugar
- 1 cup vegetable oil
- 2/3 cup water
- 1 tbsp vanilla
- 4 eggs
- 3 3/4 cups flour
- 1.5 tsp salt
- 2 tsp baking soda
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- 1 tsp nutmeg
1) Mix Pumpkin, Sugars, Oil, Water, Vanilla, and Eggs until well combined. I used my Kitchen Aid and used the flat beater attachment but I'm sure a hand mixer would work just fine.
2) In a separate bowl, combine Flour, Baking Soda, Salt, Cinnamon, and Nutmeg. Stir together then gradually mix into the pumpkin mixture until all ingredients are combined. I used a half cup measurement to gradually add the flour mixture in.
3) Spray bread pans with non stick spray, then coat with flour getting rid of excess flour after.
For the muffins I used cupcake liners but I'm sure non stick spray would work just fine. Then pour mixture evenly into pans. I filled each muffin about halfway. Once filled place in oven uncovered and bake 45-55 minutes for bread and 20-25 minutes for muffins.
4) Make streusel topping. Okay, making streusel can be reallyyy annoying. I know. But it's worth it!
Start by making cubes out of 1/2 cup un-softened butter.
Then add 1/2 cup brown sugar, 1/4 cup white sugar, 1/2 cup flour, and a pinch of salt.
5) With a fork press the sugar mixture into the butter until crumbles form. It takes a little while, so don't give up!
6) Once your bread has been baking for half the time, take it out and quickly put streusel on top. Same with the muffins. Then place it back in the oven uncovered for the remainder of the time. This will alleviate burnt streusel.
7) Let sit for about 10 minutes, then serve while still warm! With a little bit of butter if you wanna do it my way :)
And now I'm off to finish my next Christmas craft....
All my love,