Pumpkin Bread

What better treat on a cold night than pumpkin bread???  I made some for our church and our guests at Thanksgiving, and a loaf to fill our bellies later!  😀  I was initially scared to try it, but it was amazingly easy!  Also, very inexpensive!  Here goes:
3 cups all-purpose flour
1 tsp pumpkin pie spice
2 tsp ground cinnamon
1/2 tsp salt
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp baking powder
1 cup butter, soften
2 cups granulated sugar
3 large eggs
1 16 oz can of pure pumpkin
1. Preheat oven to 350º and spray three medium loaf pans with nonstick cooking spray.  (I got the tin ones at Dollar Tree so that I could freeze some)  Or, you can do multiple (I forgot to count!) small loaves to give as gifts!  Don’t fill more than 2/3 full!  😀

2. In a medium bowl, combine the flour, spices, salt, baking soda, and baking powder and set aside.

 3. In the bowl, mix cream the butter and the sugar until fluffy, about two minutes. Add eggs one at a time mixing well after each addition. Add the pumpkin and combine well.
4. Add the dry ingredients stirring until just combined. Coat the cinnamon chips with 2 T. flour and stir into batter.
5. Spoon batter into prepared pans. Bake side-by-side for about one hour or until an inserted toothpick comes out clean. (Bake mini pumpkins 25- 30 and 35-40 minutes for the mini loaves.)

Note: Substitute 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon plus 1/4 teaspoon ground ginger, 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg and 1/8 teaspoon ground cloves for 1 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice.

I used my Gypsy Wanderings to make the tags, then wrote on them.  😀  I also had a loaf to eat on for dessert!  They turned out really well and everyone was pleased to take some home!  As a side note, remember when I said I ran out of brown material????  This is a basket covered with a skirt!  No one thought twice about it!!!

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