It is pumpkin season! You just have to love fall. Well, except for the one bad thing about fall. It means winter is coming soon. Well, this dessert will make you feel warm. It is super dense, filling and just the right amount of sweetness.
I generally don’t bake things more than once. I am always trying new recipes, so when my sister mentioned a pumpkin bread recipe I emailed her a while back (2+ years back), I didn’t even remember it! But I searched my email and there it was. We decided to whip up a couple loaves one Saturday afternoon.
This is a picture heavy post because my sister was visiting and was my photographer! Thank Jodes! And no, I did not use that cute little pumpkin.
Anyway, I guess that “pumpkin” above is actually a gourd so let’s go with good ‘ol Libby’s canned pumpkin!
Pumpkin Cinnamon Chip Bread with Caramel Sauce
- 3 1/2 cups flour
- 1/4 tsp. baking powder
- 2 tsp. baking soda
- 1 1/2 tsp. salt
- 1 tsp. cinnamon
- 2 tsp. pumpkin pie spice
Sift together the above ingredients.
- 1 1/2 cup white sugar
- 1 1/2 cup brown sugar
- 1 cup canola oil
- 1 can of pumpkin
- 4 eggs, one at a time blending between each egg
- 1 bag cinnamon chips, divided
- 1/2 cup caramel sauce
Add in dry ingredients gradually, mixing until well combined. Add in about half the bag of cinnamon chips.
Pour into 2 greased 9″ x 5″ bread pans. Bake at 350 degrees for 50-60 minutes, a toothpick should come out clean. Let rest for 10 minutes in pan before removing.
Let’s get ready to bake! An action shot of me sifting the dry ingredients. Sorry I look so dumb. My sister was having some issues trying to figure out my camera. You know, holding down the button and all that trickery. Do you like my apron? It says Hot & Spicy and the food’s good too!! A gift from my Mom!
Hmmm, what did I mess up now? The original recipe did not call for cinnamon chips or caramel sauce, but we decided to amp it up with both.
Like any good photographer, she took pics of the animals. Look at little Brinklie – she has her tongue sticking out. Cute!!
Before and after.
Outside to cool.
And there is the man, err dog, Winston getting some petting.
After the bread was cool, I topped the bread with caramel sauce – just the kind you put on your ice cream. Then I added cinnamon chips to the top.
Serve with a little more caramel sauce on top. Of course, if you don’t like caramel, omit that part.
Enjoy! That to my sister for taking some photos!