Saturday, November 21, 2015

Pumpkin Bread with Cream Cheese Swirl #Recipe @PegCochran

It's pumpkin time!  If you want something to have with a cup of tea in the afternoon as you're preparing for Thanksgiving, this pumpkin bread with cream cheese swirl would be perfect.  Less heavy than pie, it still has all the wonderful flavors of the season.  You might even sneak a slice for breakfast!

For the swirl:
1 8-ounce package of cream cheese, softened
1/8 cup sugar
1 egg yolk
2 teaspoons milk

For the bread:
1 1/2 cups sugar
1 cup pumpkin puree (plain pumpkin)
2 eggs
1/2 cup canola oil
1/2 cup water
2 cups flour
2 teaspoons pumpkin pie spice
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
1/4 teaspoon cloves

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Grease and flour your loaf pan.  In a small bowl beat swirl ingredients until smooth.

In a larger bowl (or mixer) beat the sugar, pumpkin, eggs, oil and water until well blended.  In another bowl sift the dry ingredients until combined.  Add 1/3 of flour mixture to wet mixture at a time and blend until combined.

Place batter in your loaf pan and top with dollops of the cream cheese swirl.  Swirl the cream cheese mixture into your batter with a knife.

(Full disclosure time:  I had trouble swirling in the cream cheese--it wanted to stay on top.  I finally managed some semblance of a swirl and judging by the smells coming from the oven, it's not going to make a bit of difference!

(More full disclosure:  I forgot the baking soda.  Oops.  We'll see what happens.)

I baked it for 40 minutes in my overly-hot-oven.  Yours might need a full hour.

I didn't have any pumpkin pie spice so I made my own.

Mix ingredients until well combined.

Create your cream cheese swirl

Looks good doesn't it?

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  1. Mmmm... looks so good! Thank you for the recipe.

  2. Peg - I'm a fan of pumpkin, too, yet another reason this is my favorite time of year! Thanks for sharing the recipe. And may your Thanksgiving be delicious!

    ~ Cleo

  3. Oh course it's good for breakfast--there are eggs, dairy,flour, veggy. Beautifully balanced!