Friday, October 18, 2013

My Favorite Pumpkin Bread and Pumpkin Cream Cheese Muffins!


Howdy folks!
Do you feel the crisp fall air?
I do...there was snow here this morning!
Ugh...I am not ready for that.

SO...let's warm up those kitchens by baking something yummy!


 That's right...pumpkin bread.

I know what you're thinking.


Everybody's got pumpkin bread.
What makes mine special?
Well...I guess nothing if you ask it like that!
  

But hey...it's MY favorite pumpkin bread.
Really...see? The tag says so.


I've tried many recipes...this one...
in my most humble opinion...is the absolute best.
Honest.

  
Oh...and it's great for giving!
Just put the dry mix into a zipper storage bag...
tuck it into a cute little home-sewn fabric bag...
add a cute tag (don't forget instructions inside)...and you've got a tasty gift!


Instructions for the bag are coming...
they are part of another post that I did for a guest spot.
You guys will see it here next week...so stay tuned!



You can also use this recipe for...dun dun dun...
Pumpkin Cream Cheese Muffins!
OoOoOoOoh...who doesn't love those?

  
Just drop and plop...a little dab'll do ya!


You've waited long enough...let's get baking!
My Favorite Pumpkin Bread
Dry ingredients:
  • 1 2/3 cup flour
  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar {I always use dark}
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp ground cloves
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp nutmeg
 Wet ingredients:
  • 1/2 cup oil
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1 cup canned pumpkin
  • 2 eggs, beaten

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Whisk all your dry ingredients together in a large bowl.
In a large mixing bowl, beat the oil, water, pumpkin, and eggs.
Beat in dry mixture, careful not to over mix.
Pour into a greased 9X5 loaf pan and bake for about an hour.

Pumpkin Cream Cheese Muffins

Prepare mix as directed above.
Scoop batter into paper baking cups in a muffin tin about 2/3 full
{makes 18}

For cream cheese filling:
  • 1 1/2 tbsp powdered sugar
  • 1/4 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • 8 oz cream cheese, softened
Stir ingredients together and drop by small spoonfuls into the center of each unbaked muffin.
{See picture above}
Bake at 350 degrees for 20 minutes.

Let me just say...these are reallllllllly good.
I don't share things with you I don't think are worth the trouble.
So what are you waiting for?
Preheat those ovens!
  
I've made 4 loaves and one batch
of muffins in the last few weeks.
I might be obsessed.

Speaking of baking...there's still time to enter
the GIANT baking bundle giveaway!
Do it!

Doing anything fun this weekend?
I'm headed to a chili cook off tomorrow.
Hopefully there's no more snow for a while!



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13 comments:

  1. I love the cute packaging!!! And those muffins look so delicious!! I LOVE pumpkin and cream cheese together, those two flavors together are hard to beat!!!

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  2. What awesome recipes! My name is Katie and I host Fall Into the Holidays, open Saturdays. I would love to have you link up!

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  3. Oh these do sound fabulous and I love your gift bags. I would love for you to link up to my Inspire Me Party that will be live this afternoon at 2:30 PT. www.astrollthrulife.net Hope to see you there. Hugs, Marty

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  4. Yum! These look delicious! We love pumpkin muffins at our house, but I haven't tried them with cream cheese yet! I love the packaging on that bread too- what a wonderful gift idea:)

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  5. Which is more delicious? A pumpkin bread or a garlic bread?

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  6. What darling gift bags! The fabric makes it so cozy :) Pumpkin bread is my favorite part about fall and yours looks amazing!

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  7. completely darling in that little orange pouch - ahhhckk too cute! sounds delish!

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  8. Hi Kelly, these look so delish, just perfect for Fall. I'll be featuring your post at Be Inspired this week!

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  9. Oh those muffins look so yummy! I love the gift bag!

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  10. Yummy! And the packaging is so cute! Thanks so much for sharing at AMAZE ME MONDAY!
    Blessings,
    Cindy

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  11. If you say it's the best, then I'm going to have to try it. ;) I seriously love the way you make it as a gift, that fabric is gorgeous. Thank you for linking up to Thrifty Thursday.

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  12. Kelly these look so yummy! thanx for sharing at THT.

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  13. Oh I still need to try these. They sound sooooooooooooooooo good. Thanks so much for linking to the Holiday Baking Party. Hugs, marty

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