Maple Glazed Pumpkin Bread

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Maple Pumpkin Bread1


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Maple Glazed Pumpkin Bread


Ingredients:
  •  2 1/4 cups all purpose flour
  • 2 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/4 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 1/4 cup reduced-fat cream cheese, softened
  • 1 cup canned pumpkin puree
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
Maple Glaze 
  • 2 tablespoon unsalted butter, softened
  • 3/4 cup confectioners' sugar
  • 2 tablespoons maple syrup
  • 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
Instructions: 
Heat oven to 350 degrees F.  Spray a loaf pan with cooking spray.

In a medium mixing bowl, sift together flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, cinnamon and ginger.  In a large mixing bowl, using a mixer on medium speed, beat together butter and cream cheese until creamy.  Beat in pumpkin, brown sugar and maple syrup until well combined.  Beat in eggs and vanilla until well combined.  Reduce mixer speed to low and beat in the dry ingredients.  Spread batter into pan.

Bake 45-50 minutes, or until well risen and golden brown on top, and a wooden skewer inserted into bread comes out with moist crumbs attached.  Cool on a wire rack for 15 minutes.

To make the Maple Glaze, beat together butter, confectioners' sugar, maple syrup and vanilla, in a medium bowl, until well combined and smooth.  Baste glaze on top of bread.

Makes 1 loaf

16 comments:

  1. The maple leaf cookies on top make the loaf look very festive!

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  2. Looks lovely! I like banana bread a lot (with choc chips, of course) but would like to try this. Might have to use roast/pureed pumpkin, good old UK doesn't have canned to hand! xxx

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    1. I love banana bread with chocolate chips! Yum.

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  3. Love the leaf cookies on the top, so pretty!

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  4. Sounds great -- I'll try it this weekend!

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  5. I love spicy loaves like this ... they are much better than the overly sweet kinds. This looks great!

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  6. Fun idea with the cookies on top! My grandma always had maple cookies in her cookie jar. Fun!

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  7. If you ask me, if you love it you should make it all year... especially since you can get canned pumpkin so easily in the States... here, we have to freeze it if we want to cook/bake with pumpkin out of season!

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    1. That is true! I don't usually crave pumpkin stuff until fall, so that's convenient. I will send you pumpkin if you need some!

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  8. When you made that comment about the banana bread, a little piece of me died.

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