Spiced Pumpkin Bread

This excellent quick bread has a wonderful silky texture, with a little kick from the cayenne. For a nice twist, substitute 1 cup of whole wheat flour for 1 cup of the all-purpose flour.

Serves: 8Hands-on: 10 minutesTotal: 1 hourDifficulty: Easy

Serves: 8

Ingredients

  • ½ cup butter, softened
  • ½ cup plus 3 Tbsp. granulated sugar
  • ⅓ cup brown sugar
  • 1 large egg, beaten
  • 3 Tbsp. buttermilk
  • 1 cup solid-pack pumpkin
  • 1 tsp. ground cinnamon, divided
  • ¼ tsp. ground allspice
  • ½ tsp. cayenne pepper
  • ½ tsp. salt
  • 2¼ cups all-purpose flour
  • 1½ tsp. baking powder
  • 1 tsp. baking soda

Directions

  • Preheat oven to 350°F. Spray a 9" x 5" loaf pan with nonstick baking spray and set aside. In large bowl, combine butter with ½ cup granulated sugar, and brown sugar and beat until light and fluffy. Beat in egg, buttermilk, and pumpkin.
  • In medium bowl, combine ½ teaspoon cinnamon, allspice, cayenne pepper, salt, flour, baking powder, and baking soda, and stir with wire whisk to blend. Add to pumpkin mixture and mix just until combined.
  • Spoon batter into prepared pan. In small bowl, combine 3 tablespoons sugar and ½ teaspoon cinnamon, mix well, and sprinkle over batter. Bake at 350°F for 40–50 minutes until loaf is dark golden brown and toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Remove from pan and cool on wire rack.

Recipe Information

Serves: 8

Ingredients

  • ½ cup butter, softened
  • ½ cup plus 3 Tbsp. granulated sugar
  • ⅓ cup brown sugar
  • 1 large egg, beaten
  • 3 Tbsp. buttermilk
  • 1 cup solid-pack pumpkin
  • 1 tsp. ground cinnamon, divided
  • ¼ tsp. ground allspice
  • ½ tsp. cayenne pepper
  • ½ tsp. salt
  • 2¼ cups all-purpose flour
  • 1½ tsp. baking powder
  • 1 tsp. baking soda

Directions

  • Preheat oven to 350°F. Spray a 9" x 5" loaf pan with nonstick baking spray and set aside. In large bowl, combine butter with ½ cup granulated sugar, and brown sugar and beat until light and fluffy. Beat in egg, buttermilk, and pumpkin.
  • In medium bowl, combine ½ teaspoon cinnamon, allspice, cayenne pepper, salt, flour, baking powder, and baking soda, and stir with wire whisk to blend. Add to pumpkin mixture and mix just until combined.
  • Spoon batter into prepared pan. In small bowl, combine 3 tablespoons sugar and ½ teaspoon cinnamon, mix well, and sprinkle over batter. Bake at 350°F for 40–50 minutes until loaf is dark golden brown and toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Remove from pan and cool on wire rack.

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Information
Amount per serving
Calories360
Total Fat13g
Saturated Fat8g
Cholesterol55mg
Sodium410mg
Total Carbohydrate56g
Dietary Fiber2g
Sugars28g
Protein5g