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Pumpkin Apple Bread

Happy Halloween!!!!  It is definitely the season for pumpkins so naturally I have like 10 trillion pumpkin things I want to post, but I will start with this bread.  It is sweet, spicy, and full of pumpkin goodness.  A few changes to my favorite recipe, thank you Gourmet, and this bread is absolutely perfect! especially with a cup of coffee….

Pumpkin Apple Bread

makes 2 loaves

1 Tbsp. all purpose flour
5 Tbsp. sugar
1 tsp. cinnamon
1 Tbsp. butter

3 c. all purpose flour
3/4 tsp. salt
2 tsp. baking soda
1 1/2 tsp. cinnamon
1 tsp. freshly grated nutmeg
1/4 tsp. cloves
1/4 tsp. allspice
1 15oz can pumpkin
3/4 c. oil, I used grape seed but canola would work
1 1/4 c. sugar
1 c. packed light brown sugar
4 large eggs lightly beaten
2 Granny Smith apples peeled, cored, and chopped
1/2 c. pecans, rough chopped

For Topping:  Blend ingredients together with your fingertips until mixture resembles coarse meal. Mix in Pecans.

For Bread: Put a rack in the middle of the oven and preheat to 350°F.  Butter 2 9×5 inch loaf pans.

Sift together flour, salt, soda, cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves, and allspice into a medium bowl.  Whisk together pumpkin, oil, sugar, and eggs in large bowl.  Add flour mixture until well combined.  Fold in apples.

Divide between buttered loaf pans.  Sprinkle half of the topping over each loaf.  Bake until wooden pick comes out clean 50-60 minutes.  Cool loaves in pan on rack for 45 minutes.  Remove from pans and cool completely, about 1 hr. Enjoy!


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Mamaw’s Banana Bread

Whenever I have guest over for the weekend what is going to be served at meal time is always a big deal.  Between all the planning and cooking it is nice to have breakfast foods that can be made ahead than set out to enjoy with coffee.  While this banana bread is not the healthy version, it is my grandmothers version, which means it is absolutely delicious.

Mamaw’s Banana Bread

Makes 1 Loaf

1/2 c. butter
1 c. sugar
2 eggs, beaten
4 bananas
1 tsp. lemon juice
2 c. flour, sifted
3 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. salt
1 c. walnuts or pecans

Preheat oven to 350°F and prepare greased loaf pan.

Cream butter and sugar together. Add eggs. Mash together bananas and lemon juice and add to the mixture. Sift flour, salt, baking powder, and quickly add to banana mixture.

Add nuts.

Pour into pan and bake 1 hour or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Enjoy!

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