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Pumpkin Gingerbread

Pumpkin and ginger are so compatible that to use them in one recipe makes this quick bread doubly delicious. This is my favorite bread during the holiday season because these old-fashioned flavors evoke warm memories of times past.
  • Total Time
    Prep: 15 min. Bake: 35 min. + cooling
  • Makes
    2 mini loaves

Ingredients

  • 1 cup all-purpose flour, divided
  • 1/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 cup canned pumpkin
  • 1/4 cup molasses
  • 1 egg
  • 2 tablespoons plus 1-1/2 teaspoons butter
  • 2 tablespoons milk
  • TOPPING:
  • 1/3 cup chopped walnuts
  • 1 tablespoon sugar

Directions

  • In a large bowl, combine 1/2 cup flour, brown sugar, baking powder, cinnamon, ginger and baking soda. Add the pumpkin, molasses, egg, butter and milk. Beat on low speed for 30 seconds, then on high for 2 minutes.
  • Add the remaining flour; beat on high for 2 minutes. Pour into two greased 4-1/2x2-1/2x1-1/2-in. loaf pans. (There will be a small amount of dough in each pan.) Combine topping ingredients; sprinkle over batter.
  • Bake at 350° for 35-40 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Cool for 10 minutes before removing from pans to wire racks to cool completely.
Nutrition Facts
1 slice: 194 calories, 7g fat (3g saturated fat), 37mg cholesterol, 142mg sodium, 29g carbohydrate (15g sugars, 1g fiber), 4g protein.

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