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How to Make Homemade Pumpkin Bread and Muffins!

Pumpkin bread is a traditional sweet desert bread, popular in the cooler fall and early winter months, with a flavor reminiscent of a pumpkin pie! It's very easy to make and you'll be surprised how good it tastes! You can even use this to make pumpkin muffins; just use a muffin pan instead of a bread loaf pan! This is such an easy recipe for pumpkin bread and yet you'll getr rave reviewes from all who try them.  If you cannot get a pie pumpkin , or canned pumpkin, you can substititue other winter squash equally; such as hubbard, butternut, neck, cinderella, etc.

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Ingredients

Yield: Makes 2 loaves

 

Equipment

   

Pumpkin Bread Recipe

  1. Preheat oven to 350 F.
     
  2. In a large mixing bowl, stir together the flour, soda, salt, cinnamon, allspice, nutmeg and sugar (or Stevia (or if you prefer, Splenda)).



     
  3. Add the eggs, water, oil and pumpkin.





     
  4. Stir until blended.








     
  5. If desired, add the raisins and/or nuts. Mix well, either by hand or with a mixer.





     
  6. Pour into two lightly greased and floured 9x5" loaf pans.  Or, use muffin pans if you want muffins instead of loaves!


     
  7. Bake approximately 1 hour at 350 F (175 C). The test for doneness is the knife test: when a clean knife can be stuck in and removed cleanly.

     
  8. Remove from the oven and cool slightly (10 minutes).

     
  9. Then take the loaves out of pans to let cool on a rack.

Like banana bread, pumpkin bread tastes better if you wrap it in plastic wrap (Saran wrap, cling film), refrigerate it and wait until the following day to eat it. It keeps well in the refrigerator and can be frozen.


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Complete Water Bath Canner Kit

This is the same type of  standard canner that my grandmother used to make everything from applesauce to jams and jellies to tomato and spaghetti sauce!. This complete kit includes everything you need: the canner, jar rack, jar grabber tongs, lid lifting wand, six pint jars with lids and rings, a plastic funnel, labels, bubble freer, and the bible of canning, the Ball Blue Book. You'll never need anything else except more jars and lids!
Price: $49.99 

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Deluxe Food Strainer & Sauce Maker

Deluxe Food Strainer & Sauce Maker

D220-DLXRetail: $89.95Our price: $69.00

Availability: Usually ships the next business day.

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With the Deluxe Food Strainer/Sauce Maker, you can make creamy apple sauce and smooth tomato sauce without having to peel and core! This muli-use strainer forces food through a stainless steel screen, automatically separating the juice and pulp from the seeds, shins, and stems. Perfect for purees, creamed soups, baby foods, pie filling, juices, jams, and more. Save time, effort, and money by preparing your own tasty sauces to be used immediately or boiled for future use. Do bushels with ease and in a fraction of the time. Includes the tomato/apple sceen with easy twist on design and instruction/recipe booklet.

The Deluxe model comes with the standard Tomato/Apple Screen; as well as the Berry Screen, Pumpkin Screen, and Grape Spiral. Note

 

 

 

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