Friday, August 25, 2017

I Can’t Wait for Autumn Pumpkin Loaf

The other day I was in the mood for goulash. Don't ask me why, I'm not sure that anyone ever gets in the mood for goulash, but I did. Thinking that I had all of the ingredients (and ultimately I was right), I found myself rummaging through the pantry in search of cans of diced tomatoes and tomato sauce. In the doing, I found, way in the back, a can of solid pack pumpkin. Well, you know what had to happen, I had to make a pumpkin loaf.

I have no complaints about this summer, yes we had an excruciatingly hot week in July, but August has been absolutely delightful. Two weeks of the month, so far, have been in the upper 70s or low 80s. Who could ask for more? But, there is something about the shortening days that has me thinking of things like goulash and pumpkin. Combining a number of recipes that I have for both pumpkin bread and pumpkin pound cake, I came up with this, and it is delicious. It gets better with age, so make it a day ahead of when you plan to serve it. I honestly hadn't intended upon doing a pumpkin post in August, but having posted a picture of this loaf on Facebook, I got numerous requests, so here it is.
I Can’t Wait for Autumn Pumpkin Loaf

1½ cups flour
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
1/4 teaspoon freshly ground nutmeg
1½ cups granulated sugar
1/2 cup sour cream
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
3 large egg whites
1 cup canned pumpkin

Preheat oven to 350°. Grease and flour a loaf pan; set aside.

Sift together flour, cinnamon, salt, baking soda, baking powder, cloves, and nutmeg; set aside.

In a large mixing bowl, whisk together sugar, sour cream, and egg whites until thoroughly blended. Stir in pumpkin. Fold in dry ingredients until completely incorporated. Pour into prepared pan and bake for 60 minutes, or until toothpick inserted comes out clean.

Allow to cool on a wire rack for 10 minutes, and then remove from pan to cool completely.

Dust with powdered sugar or drizzle with a powdered sugar glaze.

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Linda said...

I have a "go-to" recipe for pumpkin bread, but this one is different and looks less dense - I've saved it to try. It's always the perfect time for pumpkin bread IMO!
We are often in the mood for goulash - with cornbread. :)

Rustown Mom said...

I was just thinking today how the summer has flown by and next weekend I can put out all of my Fall stuff! I should bake up some pumpkin bread, too, to get us all into the mood!

Denise said...

Looks delicious. I'm gonna have to try with my youngest granddaughter

At Rivercrest Cottage said...

After seeing your beautiful loaf, I'm in the mood for pumpkin. Thanks for sharing.

Alycia Nichols said...

Pretty! Sounds good, too. The weather has been so nice....I'm ALMOST convinced summer is over! You know how it is here in the Midwest, though. We get lulled into a false sense of security, and then...BAM!!!!!!! Pumpkin bread is good year round for me, so it's cool!

Hey...what's up with y'all and Rally Cat? Yes, that made the news here! 🤣🤣🤣

Mary@mydogsmygardenandmary said...

I love love love pumpkin anything and especially cakes and breads, so thank you so much for the recipe.

Last September, I was wanting to make some pumpkin bread and do you think I could find a can of pumpkin, no. Walmart, Trader Joe's, Stater Brs. or Sprouts had NO cans of pumpkins. So when they finally came into the stores I made sure I would have cans of pumpkins when I wanted them. It was crazy. As soon as this hot spell that we have coming next week is over I will be baking. Even though I have A/C it's just to darn hot to turn the oven on.

I do like your choice of your menu.


Debbie - Mountain Mama said...

I can just imagine the heavenly aroma in your house while this was baking, Pattie - yum, pinned for fall!!

Pinky at Designs by Pinky said...

Pinned this and can't wait to try it!

gluten Free A_Z Blog said...

Everything you make looks so darn good but I'm not ready to start baking yet! Still too hot here..

kitty@ Kitty's Kozy Kitchen said...

Now you have me in the mood for pumpkin loaf!

Jodie Fitz said...

This sounds great. We love pumpkin bread, muffins & pumpkin everything else :)!!
Thanks for sharing at reader tip tuesday - look forward to seeing you at this week's party:

Debbie - Mountain Mama said...

Hey, Pattie, I just featured this recipe on my site!! xo

Marla said...

Wow this sounds delicious. Pumpkin always makes any baked goods so moist and tasty. It it that time of the year to be using pumpkin - actually I use pumpkin all year round. Pinning and tweeting. Visiting from Homestead blog hop!