I am on a mission to try all things pumpkin this fall. I have been pinning pumpkin things for two years now and I am ready to make them all. Scotty said to me yesterday, “You know, I love pumpkin and I never thought I could get sick of pumpkin things, but I have a feeling you could make me sick of it.” Well he wasn’t complaining about this pumpkin bread. Ok, actually he was, he was worried I didn’t make enough to last him throughout the week!
We often go to Starbucks on the weekends to work. We go so often that we are starting to know the workers. I am in love with their pumpkin bread and always have to get a slice,but I just looked up the weight watchers points for this bread and man oh man it can’t be my favorite anymore. Luckily I now have this bread that is just as yummy and a lot less points. Putting it in the aluminum foil really does help keep it moist. Happy Eating!
Easy Pumpkin Bread
Easy Pumpkin Bread
Recipe thanks to Divas Can Cook
3 cups all-purpose flour
1 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
2 teaspoons cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
1/4 teaspoon ginger
1/4 teaspoon all-spice
3/4 cup butter, softened
2 1/4 cup sugar
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1 cup buttermilk
1 3/4 cups of pumpkin puree
Preheat oven to 275
In a medium bowl, combine flour, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, nutmeg, allspice & ginger. Mix well to combine. Set aside.
Mix well and then add the last two spices (allspice & ginger) Stir to combine.
In a large bowl, cream together sugar & butter. Add eggs one at a time, stirring after each egg. Stir in vanilla.
Gradually stir the flour mixture into the sugar mixture. Add just a little bit at a time. Alternate it with the buttermilk. Stir just until well combined, do not overstir.
Stir in the pumpkin until combined.
Pour batter into two greased & flour loaf pans.
Bake for about 1 hour to 1 hour 30 minutes (depending on pan). Check it after 1 hour to see if it’s done.
When done, let cool on the counter for about 20 minutes and then cover it loosely with foil. The steam will make the pumpkin bread stay moist for days!