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Pumpkin Spice Quick Bread with Variations

Pumpkin Spice Quick Bread with VariationsThis perfectly spiced pumpkin quick bread is great for a brunch buffet or as a delicious snack topped with lightly sweetened whipped cream cheese.

Recipe Ingredients:

1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
1 cup LIBBY'S® 100% Pure Pumpkin
3/4 cup firmly packed brown sugar
1/2 cup (1 stick) butter, softened
2 large eggs
2 teaspoons pumpkin pie spice
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon baking powder

Cooking Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F (175°C). Grease 9x5-inch loaf pan.
  2. Combine flour, pumpkin, brown sugar, butter, eggs, spice, baking soda, salt and baking powder in large mixer bowl. Beat at medium speed, scraping bowl often for 1 to 2 minutes until well mixed. Spoon batter into prepared pan.
  3. Bake for 45 to 55 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool in pan on wire rack 10 minutes; remove to wire rack to cool completely.

Makes 1 loaf.

*Substitute 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon, 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger and 1/4 teaspoon each ground nutmeg and ground cloves for pumpkin pie spice.

Variations:

  • Banana Pumpkin Bread: Prepare quick bread as directed above, substituting 3/4 cup sugar for brown sugar and 1 cup mashed bananas for pumpkin; omit pumpkin pie spice.
  • Banana Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Bread: Prepare quick bread as directed above. Stir 3/4 cup NESTLÉ® TOLL HOUSE® Semi-Sweet Chocolate Mini Morsels and 1 cup mashed banana into batter.
  • Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Bread: Prepare quick bread as directed above. Stir in 3/4 cup NESTLÉ® TOLL HOUSE® Semi-Sweet Chocolate Mini Morsels into batter.

Tip: Wrap bread in plastic food wrap or aluminum foil. Refrigerate up to 3 days or freeze up to 3 months.

Recipe and photograph are the property of Nestlé® and Meals.com, used with permission.