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Easy Pumpkin Bread

What can I say? It is nearly Thanksgiving and other than chocolate, my head is filled with thoughts of pumpkin delights. This easy pumpkin bread comes together quickly and has a nice mellow texture and flavor. You can add all sorts of wonderful goodies to it like chocolate chips, nuts, raisins, cranberries, whatever tickles your fancy. Or enjoy it plain!

Pumpkin Bread ingredients

Start by mixing sugars and spice - and everything nice.

Add eggs, butter, milk and pumpkin.

Add flour mix and whip it up.

Pour mix into a greased bread pan. Isn't this one pretty? Thanks, Hubby!

If you are a chocolate freak like me, this is where you realize chocolate chips or chunks would be really good and stir them into part of the batter.

Finally, the bread is ready to bake. (Please ignore the few chocolate chips giving away my chocolate addiction and the fact I forgot to add them until the batter was already in the pan.)

Hot out of the oven and ready to be devoured.

Yum!

Pumpkin Bread
1 cup granulated sugar
1/2 cup brown sugar
1 tsp. cinnamon
1/2 tsp. pumpkin pie spice
2 eggs
1/2 cup butter, softened
1/3 cup milk
1 cup canned pumpkin pie filling
1 1/2 cups flour
1/2 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. baking soda
1 tsp. baking powder

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Combine flour, salt, baking soda and baking powder. Set aside.

Mix together sugars, cinnamon and spice. Add in eggs, milk, butter and pumpkin. Mix well. Add in flour mixture. If you want to go crazy and add nuts or chocolate chips, now would be the time to do that (as opposed to after you have the batter in the pan and end up poking things through the batter with your spoon – not that I have ever done that).

Bake for about an hour or until a knife inserted in the center comes out clean. Remove from oven. Cool. Thank yourself for making the bread from scratch and enjoy!

Happy Entertaining!

Shanna

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