Sunday, November 1, 2009

The best pumpkin bread recipe. Yummy!

I found this recipe on the web on the Organic Valley site (too lazy to post link). Its the best!

Spiced Maple Pecan Pumpkin Bread with Cream Cheese Frosting

1/2 cup butter
1 cup pure maple syrup (the real deal, not the fake stuff!)
2 eggs
1 1/4 cups canned pumpkin
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
1 1/2 cups whole wheat pastry flour (I use white whole wheat flour and its turned out fine)
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 1/2 teaspoons pumpkin pie spice
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon sea salt
1/2 cup chopped pecan

Frosting: (I actually cute this in half. The full recipe as listed below is too much for us)

2, 8 oz. bars cream cheese
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
1/4 cup butter
1/2 cup agave nectar


For the bread:
In a large bowl, cream the butter, maple syrup, eggs, pumpkin, and vanilla. In a separate bowl, with a wire wisk, mix together the flour, baking soda, pumpkin pie spice, cinnamon, and salt. Then, stir in the pecans.

Fold the wet ingredients into the dry, until just fully incorporated. Do not over mix. Spoon into a well greased loaf pan (I've done cupcakes instead and cut time). Bake at 350 for 1 hour, or until toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.

For the frosting:

Cream all of the ingredients together well. Frost loaf after its cooled, or frost by the slice.

I think I've made this recipe at least 10 times now....just this season. Its that good!