This weekend I was a tad bit bored and headed to Wegmans to pick up some baking essentials. Sunday I decided to make Pumpkin Bread with Pumpkin Frosting from a recipe I saw on Pinterest from NancyCreative with some of my own adaptations.
Ingredients for Pumpkin Bread
1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
1 1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon of pumpkin pie spice
2 large eggs
3/4 cup packed dark brown sugar (I substituted granulated sugar)
1/3 cup granulated sugar
1/2 cup canola oil ( I substituted unsweetened apple sauce)
1 1/4 cups canned pure pumpkin puree
Ingredients for Frosting
1/4 cup (1/2 stick) unsalted butter, softened
2 Tablespoons canned pure pumpkin puree
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
3 cups powdered sugar
2 teaspoons milk
Preheat oven to 325 Fahrenheit and grease a loaf pan. I used a 9 x 5.
In medium bowl, combine flour, baking soda, baking powder, salt, cinnamon, and pumpkin pie spice.
In another bowl, whip the 2 eggs until light in color on medium speed. Gradually add the sugar until mixed. Next, add the apple sauce. Reduce speed to low and add pumpkin puree.
Add dry ingredients slowly until mixed. Add mixture into greased loaf pan and bake at 325 for 60 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean.
While the bread is baking you can make the frosting. Combine the butter, pumpkin puree, cinnamon, and vanilla. 1 cup at a time, add the powdered sugar. Next, add the milk and combine well. Set aside until the bread has cooled completely.
Voila! This pumpkin bread is amazing and easy for a novice baker, like me, to make! Enjoy!