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
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!
3/4 cup oil
2 cups sugar
2 cups pumpkin
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