Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Harvest Bread

This bread has everything that reminds me of autumn: pumpkin, spice, and apples.  It made my house smell soooo good and it tasted just as good.

Harvest Bread

2 Cups flour
1/2 Cup packed light brown sugar
1/2 tsp salt
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp baking powder
1 tsp ground nutmeg
1 tsp ground cinnamon
1/2 tsp ground cloves
1 1/2 cups sugar
3/4 cup butter, softened
2 eggs
15 oz can pumpkin
1 tsp vanilla extract
3 apples pealed, sliced and diced (or shredded)
1/2 cup raisins (optional)
1/2 cup walnuts (optional)

2 tsp white sugar
2 tsp light brown sugar
1 tsp ground cinnamon

Preheat oven to 350.  Grease 3 small loaf pans.

Combine flour, brown sugar, salt, baking soda, baking powder and spices in a bowl.

In another bowl, cream sugar and butter.  Beat in eggs, pumpkin and vanilla.  Add the flour mixture, stirring until just moistened.  Stir in apples, raisins and walnuts. (I didn't add the walnuts in mine)  Spoon the batter into the prepared pans.

Bake the loaves for 45-50 min. or until a toothpick inserted in the middle comes out clean.

Meanwhile, place all the topping ingredients in a small bowl and stir to blend.  Set aside.

When the bread comes out of the oven, sprinkle with the topping.

Let stand for 15 minutes, then remove from the pans and let cool on a wire rack.  Makes 12 servings

*This will also make 24 muffins.  Bake for 20-25 minutes.

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