Crazy Monday Recipe (On Tuesday) Autumn Pumpkin Bread Loaves with Cream Cheese Frosting


Autumn is my favorite season. Then winter. But we'll save winter for another time. For now, let's get a warm cup of coffee or tea and enjoy the deep rich flavor of a delicious pumpkin bread. If we're lucky, dear hubby and Lil Tiger will have left some for us, otherwise, we'll have to make another batch. They love pumpkin bread, pumpkin pie, pumpkin mousse, you name it. Just in case they finish it off before we can enjoy any, here's the recipe. Bon appetite!

Oven 350 degrees. 

Cooking time varies according to your pan size:

- Muffin pans - check at 18-25 min, then adjust as needed (can you tell I have no clue, my best guess)
- Two  loaf pans of 9 1/4 x 5 1/4 bake 1 1/2 hrs.
- Mini loaf pans of 5 1/2 x 3 size loaf pans (like I've used in the picture) bake 55 minutes

Pans should be greased & floured before making batter.

Mix together the following ingredients in the order listed.

4 c. all-purpose flour

3 c. sugar

2 tsp baking soda

1 tsp baking powder

2 tsp cinnamon

2 tsp allspice

1 tsp ground cloves

1/2 tsp nutmeg

1 1/2 tsp salt

1 c. oil

1 15 oz can of pumpkin

2/3 c. water

4 eggs

Cream Cheese Frosting

 Mix the following until blended & creamy, then pipe onto you muffins or slice of pumpkin bread.

1/4 c. softened butter
4 oz. softened cream cheese
1/2 lb. powdered sugar
1/2 tsp vanilla

Store in frosting in the refrigerator or it will soften too much. Frost on completely cooled bread. If you can't wait for the bread to cool, then go ahead, live a little wild!

How about you? Do you have a favorite pumpkin recipe to share? 

 I'd love to post it, or you can post it in the comments--come on, don't be shy!


Renee said...

Ohhh I love pumpkin! Here's a recipe for a yummy pumpkin mousse that is quick and easy to make!

1 small box vanilla pudding and pie filling

1/4 tsp cinnamon

2/3 c. evaporated milk

1 c. Libby's 100% pure pumpkin

1 1/2 c. Cool Whip

Combine pudding mix and cinnamon in medium bowl. With whisk add evaporated milk, mix until well blended. Add pumpkin and mix. Gently fold in whipped topping into pudding mixture. Spoon into serving dishes. Top with additional whipped topping and cinnamon if you wish. Serve immediately or cover and refrigerate!

Makes six, 1/2 c. servings

Tina Dee Books said...

PERFECT! I was looking for a pumpkin mousse recipe! My son will be over the top for this! I see this being Friday Family Nite's dessert!

Thanks, sweetie!