Cinnamon Sugar Pumpkin Bread

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If you’re slightly overwhelmed with all the overload of pumpkin puree recipes floating around, we don’t blame you! It’s that time of the year. Fall pumpkins are blooming everywhere. What better than baking this simple and easy Cinnamon Sugar Pumpkin Bread recipe. Start your breakfast with a slice of this delicious bread with a side of coffee. The best part about this recipe is its vegan so there is less confusion over what dairy-free substitutions you can add. Also, free of butter and eggs makes this bread light and healthier to indulge in. You’ll notice the texture of this homemade bread yields a soft, tender crumb and tastes more like cake rather than bread. That’s because the pumpkin puree adds enough moistness to the bread. To make this recipe a bit healthier, you can add maple syrup to sweeten it and go with half and half proportion of oat flour and all-purpose flour.

You can bake this bread beforehand and freeze it for using it later. Always keep in mind to grease your loaf pan thoroughly touching all the corners before pouring the batter. When you add purees to bread recipes, they tend to come out softer than usual. The softness can easily make the bread fall apart when trying to release the bread from the pan. It’s better to let the bread cool for atleast ten minutes before releasing it from the loaf pan. Along with cinnamon, you can add other spices like nutmeg, ginger powder or pumpkin pie spice to this recipe. Not only do spices add the best flavor to pumpkin recipes but also make it so much healthier. Another wonderful flavor you can experiment this bread with is the cookie butter which will taste more like gingerbread. Whatever spices you choose to go with, remember to stick to using fresh spices. Fresh spices infuse the best aroma in baked goods as opposed to spices that have been sitting on your shelf for too long. Nothing is worse than using stale spices in baked goods. Also, spices tend to lose their aroma and do not have a long shelf life. It makes baking worthy and tasty when you buy fresh spices for any recipe that calls for spices. Using the best vanilla extract will also impact the taste in this recipe in a big way.

Pumpkins are very high in Vitamin A and moderately high in Vitamin C and B-6. Since it belongs to the squash family, it is comparatively low in calories but very dense regarding its nutritional value. It is rich in minerals like potassium and anti-oxidants that helps in maintaining blood pressure. There are so many creative ways to add pumpkin to your diet including soups, lattes, desserts, salads etc. Because of their nutritional value, pumpkins are not just for carving for Thanksgiving and Halloween but rather should be eaten while in season. Did you know the term “jack-o'-lantern" is of British origin that goes way back to the 17th century? In the most literal sense, it means a man with a lantern or a “nighttime watchman”. Over the years it gained its popularity as the folklore for mysterious goblins and ghosts became interesting to children and folks alike.

Thank you to Averie at the Averie Cooks food blog for sharing this mouth-watering Cinnamon Sugar Pumpkin Bread recipe with us. Do visit Averie’s blog for more homemade bread recipes that are fun and easy to bake. This pumpkin bread recipe is so tempting for more helpings especially if you love the comforting flavor of cooked pumpkin and spices. Make this sweet bread recipe today!

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