Pumpkin Loaf

Pumpkin Loaf

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups (500 mL) brown sugar
  • 4 eggs
  • 3/4 cup (175 mL) vegetable oil
  • 1 can (796 mL) E.D.SMITH® Pure Pumpkin
  • 1 tbsp (15 mL) grated orange zest
  • 1 cup (250 mL) milk
  • 2 cups (500 mL) shredded bran cereal
  • 3 cups (750 mL) all-purpose flour
  • 1 ½ tsp (7 mL) salt
  • 2 tsp (10 mL) baking soda
  • 1 tsp (5 mL) baking powder
  • 1 tsp (5 mL) ground ginger
  • 2 tsp (10 mL) cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp (1 mL) nutmeg (optional)
  • 1 ½ cups (375 mL) chopped walnuts or raisins or a mixture of both (optional)

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Preparation:

  1. Preheat oven 350°F (180°C).  Line two 9 x 5 inch (23 x 13 cm) loaf pans with parchment or lightly oil.
  2. In a large bowl, beat together brown sugar, eggs, oil, E.D.SMITH® Pure Pumpkin and milk. Stir in orange zest and bran cereal.
  3. In another bowl mix together flour, salt, baking soda, baking powder and spices until combined.  With a wooden spoon, stir dry ingredients into the pumpkin mixture just until blended and stir in nuts and raisins.
  4. Divide evenly into prepared pans, smoothing the tops. Run a knife along the centre of each loaf lengthwise, making an incision about 1/2 inch (1 cm) deep.
  5. Bake loaves on centre rack 1 hour 15 minutes or until cake tester comes out clean.
  6. Preheat oven 350°F (180°C).  Line two 9 x 5 inch (23 x 13 cm) loaf pans with parchment or lightly oil.
  7. In a large bowl, beat together brown sugar, eggs, oil, E.D.SMITH® Pure Pumpkin and milk. Stir in orange zest and bran cereal.
  8. In another bowl mix together flour, salt, baking soda, baking powder and spices until combined.  With a wooden spoon, stir dry ingredients into the pumpkin mixture just until blended and stir in nuts and raisins.
  9. Divide evenly into prepared pans, smoothing the tops. Run a knife along the centre of each loaf lengthwise, making an incision about 1/2 inch (1 cm) deep.
  10. Bake loaves on centre rack 1 hour 15 minutes or until cake tester comes out clean.

Tips:

  1. Team-up a scrumtious slice with your morning coffee or tea, ready your favourite paper and enjoy a little “me” time.
  2. Go ahead and add the raisins to the mix!  The dried fruits in bread make a delicious pairing!