Thursday, October 27, 2011

Favorite Pumpkin Recipes this Fall

So far this autumn, these are my two favorite pumpkin recipes:

This first one is a nice morning bread.

Spiced Pumpkin Bread 

3/4 C demerara sugar or sucanat 
1/4 butter, softened 
1 egg 
3/4 cup canned or fresh pumpkin puree 
3 T. orange juice 
1 1/2 cups white whole wheat flour 
3/4 teaspoon baking powder 
1/2 teaspoon baking soda 
1/2 teaspoon ground cloves 
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon 
1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1/2 teaspoon salt

In a medium mixing bowl, beat sugar, butter, egg, pumpkin, orange juice, and orange zest. Set aside. 
In a large mixing bowl, whisk together the remaining dry ingredients. Pour pumpkin mixture into bowl with dry ingredients, and stir until no lumps remain. 
Lightly grease and flour a loaf pan. (This recipe makes one 8x4 loaf) 
Bake in a pre-heated oven at 350 degrees for about 45 minutes. Check with a toothpick or fork (should come out clean).

This next one is a delicious dessert!

Pumpkin Bars

3/4 cup oil
2 cups sugar
2 cups pumpkin
4 eggs
2 tsp. baking powder
1 tsp. baking soda
1/2 tsp. salt
2 tsp. cinnamon
2 cups flour

Mix in large bowl.
Pour into a greased 13 x 9-inch pan

Bake 350 degrees. Bake 35-40 minutes or until pick inserted comes out clean

3 oz. softened cream cheese
1 Tbs. orange juice or milk
1/4 cup butter
1 tsp. vanilla
1 3/4 cups powered sugar


  1. Thanks for sharing Toyna. We love pumpkin and are always looking for new recipes. This week we tried a pumpkin smoothie and pumpkin oatmeal muffins.

    Blessings, Elizabeth

  2. Oh those pumpkin bars look super yummy! Think I'll have to give this a try.

  3. Thanks for sharing these- they look great and we LOVE pumpkin! :)

  4. Mm pumpkin bars! Thank you for sharing your recipe!

  5. Oh the pumpkin bars look really good. We just made pumpkin cupcakes with cream cheese frosting from the new Everyday Food. So good!

  6. Congratulations on your baby! (yes, I'm a bit late). Hope you get to lie around a little during these sweet baby days.

  7. just in time! we are stocked up on pumpkin that's ready to be used!

  8. Oh this makes me so hungry!! Thanks for sharing :)

  9. oh those look so yummy. I have been wanting some pumpkin yummys lately. I am going to try these. Thanks

  10. Thank you for sharing these recipes! We have also been baking some pumpkin treats:

  11. Pumpkin is one of my favourites. And now I have a craving for pumpkin bread. Yum! Thanks for sharing :-)