Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Easy Pumpkin Bread

I love pumpkin bread, and this recipe is sure to make people think you spent hours in the kitchen making it from scratch! You will need a box of Pillsbury pumpkin flavor quick bread. Raisins, walnuts (if desired)

butter, and a box of oatmeal (not instant) Follow directions on the pumpkin bread, and mix in 1/2 cup of raisins, and 1/2 cup of walnuts finely chopped. Grease and flour a 9x5 loaf pan, or use cooking spray like Pam. I pop it into the oven, and while it bakes for 20 min, I prepare this topping.

I use this topping for apple crumb pie, but discovered it tastes great on pumpkin bread too. Makes it taste more like homemade. In a medium bowl combine:

3/4 C brown sugar

1/2 C all purpose flour

1/2 C rolled oats (not instant)

1 tsp cinnamon

1/2 C butter

I cut the butter into small little pieces, and mix it all together with a fork until it resembles course crumbs. You will have enough mixture for 2 or three loaves of bread, depending how much topping you put on each one. If you only want to make one, you can cut the recipe in half, or save it in the fridge in a container. Mine has kept for several weeks. I find the topping works best by baking the bread for 20 min first, then spoon on your topping, and continue baking about another 20 min or until done. If you put the topping on first, it kind of sinks down, and doesn't come out as nice. I have made several of these for the holidays as well as given them for gifts. Pop them into the freezer, and you have a great homemade like dessert for company stopping by. Enjoy!


Rebecca said...

I'm sooo gonna try this bread! Whoot Whoot! Now...go see my post for today for a decorative treat for Christmas!

Paint is KRYLON spray paint in Ballerina Pink. Only pink paint worth buying and eve it isn't great. :(

Love to you~


Char said...

Yummy! This looks so good, I will give it a try, thank you, Char

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Hi Debbie,
Your bread looks yummy! Love the little teacup too! I got the cookie melt at English Butler here on the Island. It's a store that I enjoy shopping at especially this time of year. Thanks for stopping by and I hope you have a beautiful weekend.


Vicki said...

Debbie, thank you for this great easy recipe!! My kind of recipe for sure. I enjoyed your bear's autumn tea party. What a great and very sweet idea, my friend! Enjoy your Sunday~love always~Vicki

~~Carol~~ said...

The bread looks yummy, and sounds pretty easy to make, which is important for me, but I'm just loving the pink bowls that you mixed it all up in!!!
Happy Sunday!

Brenda ~ Shabby Cats and Roses said...

Hi Debbie :) Thanks so much for stopping by today. I believe I purchased those particular pink candles on Ebay. You're right, there isn't any place that I can find that sells pink candles anymore, which is a shame.

I want to add to Rebecca's comment about the Krylon pink paint, Ballerina Pink...Krylon does make another pink spray paint called Fairytale pink, by Krylon Fusion. It's just a bit softer color of pink than their Ballerina Pink, and the Fusion brand does not require you to use a Primer first, which can save you some time :)

Warmest hugs, Brenda

shirley said...

Yummy! I'm going to fool my family with this recipe..thanks for sharing..and I love your tea party..the guest sure were enjoying themselves..LOL!

House Revivals said...

Mmmmmm! Looks delicious!

Marydon said...

Yum! Using this recipe for sure. Love pumpkin anything.

Have a beautiful Thanksgiving ~
TTFN ~ Hugs, Marydon