Monday, November 19, 2012

Homemade Series: Pumpkin Bread with Butter & Sugar Glazing

A holiday spirit must have possessed me this past weekend, I spent a majority of my time in the kitchen cooking up the storm (which left me with a bunch of dirty dishes in kitchen sinks – sigh).
 I made a fancy breakfast which I normally don’t do. For lunch I decided to make homemade pizzas which were perfect and super quick to make for football season. The husband was fascinated and glued to TV – what’s new right? I also whipped up something special for myself, Pumpkin bread – that was! This blog will temporarily turn into food blog until my cooking inspirations escape and my same old laziness settles in.
There is something whimsical and comforting about pumpkin and cinnamon around this time of the year. I am especially craving for anything that has pumpkin as a main ingredient following by sweet aroma of cinnamon. 
Allrecipes is my go-to site for great home cook meals, their recipes never fail to deliver the goodness of homestyle cooking because recipes are submitted by people like us - not the celebrity chefs. I always find the comment section very helpful because those previously tried the recipe have suggestion as how to make it better or prevent certain mistakes.
This pumpkin bread recipe too came from It has over 5,000 reviews and 5 stars out of 5 so I gotta tried this. However I tweaked it to suit my pallette and reduce some calories(cut ½ cup of oil / 1 cup of sugar / 1 egg / 1 tsp of baking soda / 1 tsp of salt and subsituted with apple sauce & greek yogurt). .Okay I am notorious for altering recipes, my husband knows this too well. You can find original recipe here – Downeast Maine Pumpkin Bread. I did add butter/brown sugar glaze and some pecans/walnuts on top. YUM!!!!!
Just like Banana Bread, it tastes even better and more moist the next day. I like that it is rather easy to make. It is just a matter of mixing the ingredients together, pour and bake. Voila!~ I also decided to beautify by putting 2-3 slices in a Chinese take-out box (.99 cent/box from Michael's) and shared the yumminess to a few peole. Talking about fancy shmancy here.
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  1. I usually make banana bread for breakfast when I have the chance. Pumpkin bread seems like a great fall alternative!

    The Glossy Life

  2. Oooh Nelah! Girl that looks good! hahaha I love banana bread, but I need to try pumpkin bread!!! I love cinnamon :)It smells and tastes so good. Girl you think of EVERYTHING! Those boxes are soooooo cute and look at the color paper inside of them. What a nice treat to give your friends! I'm totally stealing your idea! You think of a project from beginning to end. That's what I like about you! Ohhhh how I wish a kitchen would clean itself. HAHAHAHA Fabulous food presentation! Beautiful post!

  3. so delish!! i want to eat it all :D

  4. This looks so delicious !
    You have a great blog, i'm following you now! :)

  5. I love reading food posts, I'm a complete food lover! I get fascinated at anything that consists food, haha! ;D The pumpkin bread looks delish! I love the color of pumpkin, and everytime I see a picture of pumpkin pie; very oddly I get a whiff of the aroma of freshly baked pumpkin pie :P Your pictures are amazing, I like the little teddy bear, cute!:)


  6. I think recipes are meant to be tweaked to preference. I could never follow a recipe entirely too coz it starts off with not being able to find the right ingredients. The substitute ingredients always turn out well. Sometimes it is on purpose that I tweak recipes too.

    Your bread which looks like cake look like it came from the bakery stall.

    Happy thanksgiving, Nelah. I'm thankful for having found a sweet blogger friend like you.

    That’s coz you went with your little one and could not venture too far from the resort. Your hubby is right. You could do more exploring with your girl at your parents’ but I know how much a mother misses her child just for a few hours.

  7. Ooo..The Pumpkin Bread looks yummy!! Ok..maybe I'll print your description out and ask my personal chef to make it =P
    He just roasted a turkey and cooked a feast yesterday for Thanksgiving dinner. Happy Thanksgiving to you and family =)

  8. I'm so glad I stumbled upon your blog. I absolutely LOVE pumpkin flavor, and I definitely bookmarked the recipe to try in the up coming weeks =) Love all of your photos, especially with the mini stuffed animals added in!

    Suzie Q


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