Ok, I have a confession. I really don’t like to bake. Actually, it’s one of my least favourite things to do and I try to avoid it as much as I possibly can.
Ok, another confession. I REALLY love baked items; bread, cookies, muffins, or pastries. Anything that has to do with flour and an oven I’m eagerly awaiting their warm arrival... so I can shove whatever it is in my mouth.
Sigh. Do you see my dilemma? I have a strong dislike and a strong love for the same thing and they are constantly fighting for attention.
Ok, that was a little over dramatic. I just wish I could make myself love baking more. It would make me a more well rounded chef. (pun intended) Baking feels like a chore to me although I love eating the final product. If they turn out. I've had some disasters like my attempt at baked apple fritters. Those things were more like apple rocks. Great for skipping across water, not so much for eating. Ew.
Thankfully, this bread turned out great because it will be a welcomed addition to any upcoming holiday gathering.
Pumpkin Pecan Bread
2 Cups or Roasted than Mashed Pumpkin
1/2 Cup Vegetable Oil
1 Teaspoon Vanilla Extract
1/2 Cup Brown Sugar
1/2 Cup White Sugar
2 Cups Flour
2 Teaspoons of Baking Powder
1 Teaspoon of Baking Soda
1 1/2 Teaspoon Cinnamon
1 Teaspoon of Salt
1/2 Cup of rolled oats
1/2 Cup of Chopped Pecans
Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit and grease 2 bread pans. In a large mixing bowl mix together Pumpkin, Vegetable oil, Eggs, and Vanilla extract together. Add in sugar and mix until combined. Put flour, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon and salt on top of the wet ingredients. Mix until ingredients have just incorporated. Add in oats and pecans and fold them into batter. Be careful not to over mix, this isn’t whipped cream. Pour batter into bread pans and bake for 30-40 minutes or until it is cooked all the way through. Test with a cakes tester. If it comes out clean the loaves are done.
Place on a cooling rack allowing the bread to cool.
Serve and enjoy!