For the upcoming fall weekend break, enjoy the flavors and aroma of your greatest autumn vegetable, pumpkin, in the form of bread and also muffins. The good thing about this recipe is it gives you the perfect textured batter which will often become bread or as muffins.
The presence of chocolate chips or walnuts in the batter perfectly adds crunch to these dessert treats.
You will delight in pumpkin muffins or mini pumpkin loaves while drinking a cup of toasty chocolate or even dark coffee in a chilly fall morning, or maybe a cold fruit juice for a refreshing goodness. Either way will make you gaga over these autumn treats.
This unique recipe produces approximately 12 muffins, 3 little loaves, or 1 huge pumpkin loaf.
1 3/4 cup (1 15 oz. can) pureed pumpkin, 1 1/2 cup brown sugar, 1/2 cup (1 stick) butter, softened, 3 eggs, 3-4 cups all-purpose unbleached flour, two tablespoons baking powder, 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon, 1/2 teaspoon salt, 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg, 2 cups chopped walnuts or chocolate chips,
Pre-heat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Set up muffin tins or mini bread pans by simply lightly coating them with cooking spray or butter.
In a huge mixing container, stir simultaneously pumpkin, brown sugar, butter, and eggs. Stir until creamy. In another mixing bowl, stir together all the dry ingredients with the exception of the nuts or chocolate chips.
Take out 3 cups from the mixed dry ingredients and then mix into the wet mixture. Bring an additional cup or more of the dry ingredients as desired to attain the proper texture. Batter has to be moist, but dense enough for a spoon to withstand it.
Add nuts or chocolate chips and blend consistently.
Pour or scoop the batter into your greased muffin tins or bread pans. Put on the middle rack and then bake in preheated oven right until a knife pierced in the center of the loaf comes out spotless and dry. If you are baking pumpkin muffins, bake them for around 20-25 minutes. For smaller loaves, bake for 25 to 30 minutes, and with huge sized bread, bake in between 50 minutes and 1 hour.
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