Dearest eaters and readers,
Welcome to another edition of Tasty Tuesday that’s doing double duty (that’s a lot of Ds) as my Pinterest Blog Hop Challenge post for the month of September. Baking today’s recipe for pumpkin bread was like taking a trip down Memory Lane. The recipe for this bread was given to me by my daughter Lauren AKA Buffy when she was in the third grade. Seems like she also brought home a slice of the bread for me to taste. And it became an instant hit. A loaf of this cinnamony chocolaty pumpkiny bliss doesn’t last long at our house.
It turns out that long before Pinterest, this pumpkin bread recipe was available at Betty Crocker. Since Pinterest wasn’t around when my Buffy was in third grade, I have a feeling her teacher Ms. Marinich found this recipe through Betty Crocker. When I came across the pin, I knew it had to be the same recipe, so I fished out Buffy’s handwritten version from my recipe box to compare ingredients. Sure ‘nuf, it’s the same or practically.
Talk about some good lookin’ recipes, that Betty Crocker site is chock full of them. The chicken and dumplings photo on the landing page has me salivating all over my keyboard. And there’s a make-ahead creamy spinach lasagna. And a green chile chicken casserole. Oh, be still my stomach! I have pinned these and more on my Cooking, Cuisine and Calories board, right here.
I am gaining weight as I type this, so let’s move on. Here’s the recipe that I have always called Buffy’s Pumpkin Bread but will now give a nod to it’s creator, the immortal Betty Crocker, too.
Let’s Get Cooking: Betty’s & Buffy’s Pinspired Pumpkin Bread
I mentioned this recipe last week in my 10 Fall Staples post. Along with a lot of my other favorite things about this time of year. Happy to share the steps for making this bread with you now.
- 2 1/3 cups Original Bisquick mix (I used 1 cup gluten-free Bisquick and 1 1/3 cups regular Bisquick)
- 1 cup granulated sugar (I used 1/2 cup Stevia and 1/2 sugar)
- 1/4 cup packed light brown sugar (Buffy’s recipe doesn’t call for this)
- 1 cup canned pumpkin (not pumpkin pie mix)
- 1/3 cup vegetable oil
- 3 eggs
- 1/2 cup chocolate chips (or a few more…I mixed semi-sweet with milk chocolate chips)
- 1 teaspoon of cinnamon (Betty doesn’t mention this)
- 1/2 teaspoon cloves (or this)
- Heat oven to 350°F (325°F for dark or nonstick pan). Grease bottom only of 9×5-inch loaf pan.
- In large bowl, stir together wet ingredients and spices. I think you could use pumpkin pie spice if you prefer.
- Add sugar and cream until smooth.
- Fold in Bisquick a little at a time until completed mixed. Look at the difference in textures between the regular Bisquick on the lower part of the bowl and the finer, grittier gluten-free Bisquick toward the top of the bowl.
- Add chocolate chips.
- Pour batter into greased bread pan.
- Bake at 350* for 45-55 minutes until bread is a golden brown on top and a knife inserted in the bread comes out clean.
- The Betty Crocker version of this pumpkin bread calls for a mocha glaze but we have never made it that way. It would probably be yummy, but the bread is pretty darn delicious without it. Click here for the glaze recipe.
- One of the other items on my 10 fall staples post was pumpkin spice cappuccino cups which I drank with my bread. Mmm, can you ever have too much pumpkin? I think not. At least not early in September. See me in November and we’ll review.
This bread is scrumptious for breakfast and a thin slice is quite filling. You can whip some up in no time and then let it bake while everyone is getting dressed for work and school. Your house will smell amazing and your family will enjoy a warm treat to start their day.
Do you have a pumpkin bread recipe? Or maybe a fav banana bread recipe? My mother-in-law May makes a mean banana bread. So moist. I can almost taste it now. With all this talk of food, I guess I better go fix something for dinner.
These Pinterventures posts are fun to do. And I get so many great ideas from the other gals who join the blog hop. Maybe you’d like to join us next month?
To join next month’s #pinterestchallenge, click here to sign-up ⇒ October Pinterest Challenge.
Now let’s see what other things Pinterest inspired! Head over and visit the other hosts to see what they crafted, cooked, built, or tried!
Erlene – My Pinterventures • Alexandra – Eye Love Knots
Joanne – Our Unschooling Journey • Laurie – My Husband Has Too Many Hobbies
Jenny – Cookies Coffee and Crafts • Kristie – Teadoodles
Beverly – Across the Boulevard • Katrin – Kreativ K
Debra – Shoppe No. 5 • Gail – Purple Hues and Me
Emily – Domestic Deadline • April – Stampin Fool
Chelsea – Making Manzanita •
Julie – Sum of their Stories • T’onna – Sew Crafty Crochet
Michelle – Our Crafty Mom • Lisa – Blogghetti
Marie – The Inspiration Vault • Kelley – Simply Inspired Meals
Debbee – Debbee’s Buzz • Shirley – Intelligent Domestications
Habiba – Craftify My Love • Marci – Stone Cottage Adventures
Kenyatta – My Design Rules • Kelli – The Olympic Nest
Roseann – This Autoimmune Life • Terri – Our Good Life
Leslie – Once Upon a Time & Happily Ever After
Lydia – Lydia’s Flexitarian Kitchen
Thank you, dolls, for stopping by. You will be relieved to know that the medical condition that was making sitting last week very uncomfortable for me has been since been resolved with this treatment.
No longer feel like I am sitting on a thorn bush. I can sit with the best of ’em now!
Lots of posts planned this week so hope you will venture back by. Until we meet again…
Hugs and kisses,