I have been procrastinating on making any pumpkin flavored foods because I have not wanted to admit that Fall is officially here. The funny thing is I really love Fall!! The air is crisp, the tree colors are gorgeous, the mountains are picturesquely dusted with snow and the Fall themed foods are readily available wherever I go! What isn't there to like about Fall? Oh, that's right...winter. Too often I let the dredge of winter rob my joy of Fall, but not this year! I am diving into Fall and enjoying it!
Now watch it will snow tonight ;) haha.
In order to dive into Fall, I need to taste pumpkin. Pumpkin bread, Pumpkin Cookies, Pumpkin Pasta, Pumpkin beer, Pumpkin beer cheese dip & anything else Pumpkin I haven't though about yet. This bread fits the bill! This Pumpkin Streusel Bread is my 'go to' for Pumpkin Bread and has been for years. I made a loaf last night and there is one piece left less than 24 hours later. I would hate to make that last piece sit there alone...
Make a double batch! This bread is THAT GOOD.
1/2 cup butter slightly melted
1 cup dark brown sugar - not packed
1 cup canned pumpkin puree (the puree, NOT pumpkin pie filling)
1 tsp & 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
1/4 tsp ground cloves
1/2 tsp ground ginger
1/4 tsp ground nutmeg
1 tsp baking powder
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp salt
1 & 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
I am not a mix separate time of gal when it comes to baking so the process is easy! Mix all ingredients in bowl and stir! :) Place dough in a greased pan and top with streusel. Bake for 45-50minutes (I do 50min) at 350 degrees.
Ingredients for Streusel:
1/2 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 cup (loose & slightly overflowing) brown sugar
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp pumpkin pie spice
6 tablespoons butter slightly melted
In a bowl, combine the flour, brown sugar, cinnamon & pumpkin pie spice. Add the butter and use your fingers to mix the butter into the flour until a crumble forms. Pour streusel on top of dough and lightly press into dough.