Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Post Swap Program - Pumpkin Bread by "NOVA Frugal Family"

God’s Growing Garden

The following post is written by Alison from 
NOVA Frugal Family

Alison is a recipe genius! - Using the dough from her recipe below you can either make bread, coffee cake or muffins!!
A quote from Alison:  "If you want to know a little bit about me, I love to cook, bake, read and play with my 4 year old and I love to share all of that on my blog."
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'Tis the season for the pumpkin.  Fa la la la la la la....  Am I jumping the gun on the holidays?  Well, it certainly seems that way in the stores because the Christmas decorations are donning the shelves that once held the Halloween displays.  I have found more than one excuse to make pumpkin everything but my old standby is the family favorite- pumpkin bread.  In a pinch, also pumpkin muffins which my son seems to prefer.

I recently opened up the big can of Libby's pumpkin and decided that I was going to start with pumpkin bread.  The recipe can be made to make one loaf or use the whole big can to make 3 1/2 loaves (if you are a bigger family or sharing or really hungry).  It is a great recipe to make ahead and throw a few in the freezer but I decide to just make one loaf.

After that was all gone and I was in need or more pumpkin to feed my craving, I decided to make a coffee cake with the same exact recipe but with the crispy streusel topping.

I made it in the 8 x 8 baker and renamed it coffee cake pumpkin bread because of the nice crispy strudel top.  It was possibly even more tasty than the plain bread.

Then, I decided to make a oat streusel on top of the muffin batter (same bread recipe).  I put a few little pieces of butter, oats, and brown sugar.  After I ate them and told my husband how much I liked them, he asked where they were so that he could try them....umm, I ate the only two that I made.  Next batch, I decided to take pictures and make a whole batch with the oats that I had left.

It cooked up really nicely and I had a special muffin for breakfast (the first time and for many other breakfasts after that).

I took the same recipe and prepared it three ways so it is a super flexible recipe to make exactly how you like it.  Below is the recipe so that you can try some yourself!!
Make sure that you use pure packed pumpkin and not pumpkin pie filling.  My mom always goes to the store to get the pure packed pumpkin and ends up with the wrong can when she gets home so make sure you check and double check because you will be sad if you get all the ingredients and still can’t make this yummy bread.  Plus, like my mom, you would then be the family joke every holiday when it is time to do the shopping.  I hope that you try the recipe soon and let me know what you think!

Pumpkin Bread


One loaf:
Mix 1 c sugar and 1 c pumpkin, Add 2 eggs.  Mix well.
Add 1 tsp baking soda
       1 tsp baking powder
       1 tsp cinnamon
Stir in ½ c oil and 1 ½ c flour.  Mix well.
Or for whole large can:
Mix 3 ½ c pumpkin and 3 ½ c sugar.  Add 7 eggs.  Mix well.
Add 3 ½ tsp baking soda
       3 ½ tsp baking powder
       3 ½ tsp cinnamon
Stir in 1 ¾ c oil and 5 ¼ c flour.  Mix well.
Pour into greased loaf pan and bake at 350 degrees for 50 minutes.

Crispy Streusel Topping
1/4 cup sugar
2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon (or more to taste)
2 tablespoon butter or margarine
Mix with a fork until it looks crumbly and top on bread before baking.

Oat Streusel Topping
1/4 cup brown sugar
2 tbsp oats or quick oats
2 tbsp butter or margarine

Add on top of each muffin before baking.
I wanted to thank Angie from God’s Growing Garden for the opportunity to swap recipes with her.  Please make sure you come to visit NOVA Frugal Family to check out her recipe and all the other great recipes that I have made.  I look forward to meeting a lot of new friends!!


This article is part of the "Post Swap Program"-  It's better than "Guest Posting" - this program is an equal swap - One blog post for another blog post.

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  1. Thanks for the opportunity to swap recipes with you. I can't wait for lots of people to check out your sweet potato bread and come back and see all the other great recipes and information that you have on your blog. Hope you enjoy some pumpkin bread soon too!!

  2. I absolutely LOVE pumpkin bread. I wish I had a slice of this right now. Oh, it looks so good.
    Thanks for sharing your recipe. I gotta try it.
    Hugs to you

    1. Hope you make it because it really is yummy!!! Just picked up some Libby's pumpkin with the new coupon the other day :)

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