I make bread for visitors at church. Each month or so I bake 6-8 loaves of some kind of bread. I've made two different kinds of cinnamon bread in the past, but this month I knew I needed to make something pumpkin-y. I also knew that because it was a chaotic weekend of church activities, work, and crafts, I needed something relatively simple. I didn't want to spend an hour at the grocery store buying ingredients.
I found this recipe for Pumpkin Pie Bread on allrecipes.com and knew it would be perfect. I adjusted a few things to make it work with what I already had in the pantry. I used 3 small loaf pans rather than two large ones because small loaves work better for sharing with guests at church.
adapted from Allrecipes.com
3 1/2 cups of all purpose flour
2 teaspoons of baking soda
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 1/2 teaspoons of cinnamon
1 1/2 teaspoons of nutmeg
1 teaspoon of kosher salt
3 cups of white sugar
1 cup of vegetable oil
1 (15 ounce) can of pumpkin puree
1/2 cup of water
Mix the flour, baking soda, baking powder, spices, and salt together in a large bowl.
Grease your loaf pans. It will make two larger loaves or three small loaves. I also made one muffin and it turned out delicious. Pour the batter into your tins and fill about 2/3 of the way.
Allow the bread to cool before pulling it from the pan and serving.