When I think of quintessential fall flavors, four always come to mind – apples, cinnamon, chocolate and, of course, pumpkin!
I have not always been a fan of pumpkin. It’s not that I disliked PSL (pumpkin spice lattes) or pumpkin pie, I just never chose it when given other options. However, I eventually fell for the ubiquitous fall treat. Even as I type this post, I’m sipping on pumpkin flavored coffee.
This week, I made pumpkin bread for my colleagues who love pumpkin flavored food and for those who are open to being pumpkin converts like me. Once Upon a Chef had a simply but seemingly flavorful pumpkin loaf recipe. I loved how it called for a whole can of pumpkin and a good helping of spices.
Following the recipe as written, I made the wet dough before pouring it into a 9 x 5 inch loaf pan. Since the dough is roughly half pumpkin puree, I let it bake in the oven for roughly 75 minutes. I confirmed it was done with the toothpick check before taking it out of the oven to cool.
The bread had a vibrant burnt orange color, it was extremely moist, and smelled so yummy.
What’s your favorite fall treat?