I had some leftover pumpkin (and still do!) from making pumpkin cookies, and didn’t want it to go to waste. I am trying to not be as wasteful, and as you saw from my fridge last week, with only 2 of us in the house it is difficult.
I knew if I made a ‘normal’ sized bread that one of two things would happen. I would eat the entire thing, crying the next morning as I tried to fit into my clothes. Or, it would go to waste because I still couldn’t fit in my jeans. Hmmpf.
I opted to make these mini breads so I could beg someone to take them off my hands.
I used Martha’s recipe as a base, but switched up my spices a bit.
I only used a bit of nutmeg, but a truckload of cinnamon and pumpkin pie spice.
One cup of pumpkin went in the mix.
And some brown sugar lumps.
Don’t you all want to eat this?
I halved Martha’s recipe and made 3 mini loaves with 2 mix-ins.
One plain pumpkin bread, one white chocolate pumpkin bread, and one milk chocolate pumpkin bread.
These were absolutely delish!
I love mini loaves. It’s all about portion control, right? Does it still count if you eat an entire mini loaf yourself? In one sitting? I didn’t. Maybe.
Luckily, a friend stopped over and I coerced her into taking 2 pumpkin breads with her.
But not without a taste first. 🙂
Not only are these mini and delicious, but I also think they make perfect, thoughtful gifts when wrapped in some autumn decor. Give it away!
Pumpkin Bread – Adapted from Martha Stewart’s Baking Handbook
1 1/2 cups flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
1/8 teaspoon nutmeg
1/8 teaspoon salt
1 cup canned pumpkin
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup vegetable oil
1 teaspoon vanilla
3/4 cup + 1 tablespoon buttermilk
Preheat oven to 350. Mix pumpkin and sugar together until fluffy. Add eggs one at a time, oil and vanilla and continue to mix.
Combine dry ingredients in a bowl. Alternate adding dry ingredients and buttermilk to pumpkin mix – beginning and ending with dry ingredients. Pour into mini loaf pans, adding any addition mix-ins, like chocolate chips or walnuts. Bake 45-55 minutes.
Dig in! 🙂