Pumpkin Bread and Muffins


by Ben Panny


For your next autumn weekend, indulge into the flavours as well as the smell of your best fall vegetable, pumpkin, in the style of bread as well as muffins. The great thing about this recipe is it can make the perfect textured bread batter that can possibly end up as bread or as muffins.

The addition of chocolate chips or walnuts into your batter certainly brings crunch to these treats.

You will love pumpkin muffins or mini pumpkin loaves along with sipping a mug of toasty chocolate or even dark coffee in a chilly autumn afternoon, or an ice cold fruit juice for a refreshing feeling. Regardless will make you gaga over these autumn sweet treats.

This amazing recipe can make about 12 muffins, 3 tiny loaves, or 1 huge pumpkin loaf.

Ingredients

1 3/4 cup (1 15 oz. can) pureed pumpkin, 1 1/2 cup brown sugar, 1/2 cup (1 stick) butter, softened, three eggs, 3-4 cups all-purpose unbleached flour, 2 tablespoons baking powder, 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon, 1/2 teaspoon salt, 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg, two cups chopped walnuts or chocolate chips,

Procedure:

Pre-heat your oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Set up muffin tins or mini bread pans by simply lightly coating them.

In the big mixing bowl, stir simultaneously pumpkin, brown sugar, butter, and eggs. Whisk until finally smooth. Using a different container, stir simultaneously all the dry ingredients except for the nuts or chocolate chips.

Measure three cups of the combined dry ingredients and mix into the wet mixture. Bring yet another cup or more of the dry mixture as needed to get the ideal consistency. Batter has to be moist, yet thicker to make a spoon stand up in it.

Toss in nuts or chocolate chips and blend consistently.

Dispense or scoop the batter over the prepared muffin tins or bread pans. Place in the center rack and then bake in pre-heated oven until a toothpick injected in the center of the loaf comes out dry and clean. If you are making pumpkin muffins, bake them for approximately 20-25 minutes. For smaller pumpkin loaves, bake for approximately 25 to 30 minutes, while for big sized bread, bake any where from 50 minutes and 1 hour.




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