Growing up I was always looking forward to this time of year. My Grandma KC would always bake for us. And I mean breads cookies and more! We loved this time of year! But once I got married I wanted to start learning those recipes so I can keep them going years to come. My Grandma’s pumpkin bread was the first I learned. I love this bread, and I am not a big pumpkin person.
Over the years I have learned a few things:
|First- These little Hillshire Farm lunch meat containers holds exactly 2 cups of fresh pumpkin which makes freezing so much easier!
The other things I have learned is if you use fresh pumpkin it tastes so much better then canned. Also freshly ground nutmeg adds more flavor.
Ok. So with Good Cook (sponsor) gearing up for their Thanksgiving Twitter Party I thought I would share my Grandma’s Pumpkin Bread with you guys. Now traditionally this recipe is baked with nothing added (except nuts were sometimes added). So here is the recipe:
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Now this tastes great as is. It is nice and moist and this is not a gluten free recipe. However, you can convert it to gluten free. Just use a gluten free all purpose flour blend such as the Betty Crocker Rice Blend or Glutino’s All purpose flour blend. It will still turn out moist and hold together nicely even with the gluten free flour!
This last time I made it I was feeling creative and wanted to change things up. So I made a delicious glaze to go over it.
Brown Sugar Cinnamon Glaze
2 cups confectioners sugar
1/4 cup brown sugar
1/4 tsp-1/2 tsp cinnamon
2 tbsp light corn syrup
3-4 tbsp milk
First mix the brown sugar with corn syrup and 2 tbsp milk until the brown sugar is dissolved and creamy. Add the confectioners sugar and mix well. Add additional 1-2 tbsp of milk until the glaze is the consistency you want.
Drizzle over the bread/muffin and let harden then enjoy!
I hope you guys enjoy this recipe as much as I have grown to love it. Be sure to check out Good Cook’s Facebook page for more great Recipes!
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