In continuation of my “things to do in October” theme, I thought I’d post my favorite recipe for pumpkin bread. Funny story about this one. I received it in the mail at my house. It was sent by a Realtor who was trying to drum up new business. Clearly she didn’t know that she was mailing it to a fellow Realtor’s house. Nonetheless, I tried it out and it happens to be a really good recipe!
So, here ya go:
Preheat oven to 350 degrees
4 ounces cream cheese, softened
1/4 cup butter
1 1/4 cups white sugar
1 cup canned pumpkin
1 3/4 cups all purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
1/2 cup chopped walnuts (optional)
Grease one 9x5x3 loaf pan. Put softened cream cheese, butter and sugar in mixing bowl. Cream together well. Beat in eggs one at a time until blended. Mix in pumpkin.
In another bowl combine flour, soda, baking powder, salt, cinnamon, cloves and walnuts. Stir until thoroughly misex. Pour all at once over batter. Stir just enough to moisten. Turn into greased pan.
Bake at 350 degrees for 60-70 minutes until inserted toothpick comes out clean. Cool 10 minutes in pan. Remove to rack to finish cooling.