Autumn is nearly here, and you know what that means -- red and orange leaves, sweater weather, spiked apple cider, and delicious pumpkin bread to warm you up as the weather chills. Pumpkin bread is one of the season's biggest staples, and can be sweet or spiced up depending on your tastes. Here, we'll walk you through making this fall favorite, plus some delicious variations.
Pumpkin is one of the most popular foods during the autumn months, and it can be used to prepare a variety of dishes. With its natural, lightly sweet flavor, pumpkin is the perfect addition for melt-in-your-mouth bread that is satisfying for any time of the day. Pumpkin bread is a palette pleaser both adults and children will love. Although the texture of pumpkin is a little more watery than many other types of foods used in bread, such as sweet potatoes and bananas, its natural juiciness is what keeps the bread moist. Despite its squash-like flavor when raw, its sweetness is illuminated when baked to create the perfect culmination of sweet and salty. Here's how to make pumpkin bread of your own:
Pumpkin spice bread not only highlights the pumpkin flavors itself, but spiciness, which lends a richer, bolder and mouthwatering flavor that is robust and awakens the senses. Pumpkin spice bread adds ample amount of spices to add a kick, such as cinnamon, cloves, nutmeg and even allspice to amp up the flavor without overpowering the main ingredient. These spices pair nicely with the pumpkin flavor for an even more charming quality that is slightly more sweeter and spicier than traditional pumpkin bread, but doesn't skimp on taste.
Fall just wouldn't be the same without pumpkin bread. Try these recipes for a traditional or spicier spin on an old classic.