When October arrives I start thinking about baking, and anything pumpkin is my favorite! I like really moist pumpkin bread paired with a mug of warm tea or coffee, and there is one simple ingredient you can pretty much add to any easy pumpkin bread recipe you have to make it super moist and tasty….let me tell you what it is.
I have baked pumpkin bread from scratch and have also bought it in a box with all the ingredients (come Nov. 1st you can find them at the grocery stores), and either way you do it it is all about the add ins! If you want to make it from scratch I will include a great pumpkin bread recipe below, here we go.
Of course pumpkin is the key ingredient in this recipe but the “secret” to the moistest bread you can ever make (banana and zucchini too) is crushed pineapple!! Seriously substitute 1/2 c. of crushed pineapple for 1/2 c. water in your bread recipes and they will turn out amazing!
The best moist pumpkin bread ever that I add pineapple to which gives it an amazing flavor!
- 1 2/3 c . flour
- 1 1/2 c . sugar
- 1 tsp . baking soda
- 1 tsp . cinnamon
- 3/4 tsp . salt
- 1/2 tsp . baking powder
- 1/2 tsp . nutmeg
- 1/4 tsp . ground cloves
- 2 eggs
- 1 c . canned pumpkin
- 1/2 c . oil
- 1/2 c . crushed pineapple
- 1/2 c . walnuts optional
Add all dry ingredients into one bowl and wet ones in the other. Mix well in both bowls and slowly incorporate the dry ingredients into the wet ones until they are mixed. Pour into muffin tins, cake pan, bundt pan, or mini loaf pans. Bake at 350 degrees for 60 minutes if in large loaf pans, I used small loaf pans and it took about 25 minutes, 20 min. for muffins.
Like I said, I have just used store bought at times and using the pineapple instead of 1/2 c. of water makes all the difference in how moist it is when it is done. Add nuts on the top before baking to look good and give it some texture if you desire.
Make sure you use some non stick spray on your pans before baking so they will slide right out. These mini loaf sizes are great for gifts, just wrap up and use a ribbon for Teachers and neighbors!
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