Friday, October 25, 2013

Pumpkin Cranberry Bread

I've been enjoying the colors or fall SO MUCH! Aren't these aspens GORGEOUS?!?! If that's not enough fall color for you......take a look at the leaves of the strawberries in the garden.

SPECTACULAR! Wouldn't you agree? All this fall goodness made me feel like baking!
That and the fact that our heater is in the shop. We're relying on a small ceramic heater for heat. It's not really doing the trick either. In the mornings the inside temp has been about 56 degrees. So, I knew if I did a little baking the oven temp would warm the house a bit more! I'd also have something yummy to snack on AND a new recipe to share on the blog. In my book that's a WIN/WIN for everyone!

I LOVE fall (and winter) for baking. This is the time of year I REALLY appreciate my "Thyme" Saving Mixes. This a great time to whip up the mixes. Then, when you are ready to bake, you just pull out the one you need and start baking! LOVE that!

Yesterday, I made Pumpkin Cranberry bread. M-m-m-m-m-m! So yummy!

If you want to make a loaf (or two) for yourself here's the recipe:

Pumpkin Cranberry Bread

3-3/4 cups of Sweet Bread Mix
1 cup mashed -cooked pumpkin
2 eggs, beaten
1/2 cup milk
2 tsp. Pumpkin pie spice
1 cup dried cranberries

Pumpkin Spice Drizzle

1-1/2 cups powdered sugar
1 tsp. Pumpkin pie spice
1/2 Tbsp. melted butter
2 Tbsp. hot water

Preheat oven to 350F. Grease one 9x5 loaf pan (or two 7x3 loaf pans, or 4 mini loaf pans, or 12 muffin cups -just to give you options!), set aside. In a bowl, combine Sweet Bread Mix, pumpkin, eggs, milk & pumpkin pie spice. Stir to blend.

Stir in Dried cranberries.

Turn into prepared pan (pans?). Bake 55 to 60 minutes in preheated oven until a wooden pick inserted in the center comes out clean. Cool 5 minutes before turning out on a rack to cool completely.

While still warm, combine powdered sugar, pumpkin pie spice, butter, & hot water. mix to make a smooth, thin glaze. Drizzle over bread.

Printable Recipe

Happy Baking!

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