I’ll keep this post short and sweet. There’s two parts, but of course we have to talk about food first, right?!? I know there are a million pumpkin bread recipes on the internet. And for good reason! It’s darn delicious! I’ve made several recipes over the years, but I ran across one that I love! It’s extremely simple – which is great news when you need a treat to take your neighbor! And it’s also not too pumpkin-y or too sweet. Does that even make sense? Haha!
So, if you don’t already have an amazing pumpkin bread recipe, here’s a great one!
- 1 15 oz can pumpkin puree
- 4 eggs
- 1 cup vegetable oil
- 2/3 c water
- 3 c sugar
- 3 1/2 c flour
- 2 tsp baking soda
- 1 1/2 tsp salt
- 1 1/2 tsp cinnamon
- 1 tsp ground nutmeg
- 1/2 tsp cloves
- 1/4 tsp ginger
- Preheat the oven to 350 degrees and grease two loaf pans (really grease them good - it's the secret to your bread not sticking in the pan and breaking!)
- Meanwhile, combine all of the ingredients EXCEPT for the flour and mix well. Slowly add in the flour and stir until just combined. I like to sift my flour as I put it in to get out any flour lumps.
- Bake at 350 for 50 minutes. If a toothpick comes out clean, you can remove it from the oven and cool on a baking rack. If it's not done, turn the oven down to 325 and continue baking until a toothpick comes out clean - check every 5 minutes. Mine took an extra 15 minutes to bake.
- Cool and enjoy!
Okay, so the second part is kind of a big announcement. I’ve got a huge mix of feelings about sharing/starting this new project: excitement, apprehension, panic, hope. Pretty much all the way across the board (and I also think that I’m probably overthinking the entire thing!) It’s been a long time since I’ve done something to really put myself out there and a HUGE part of me wants to reside safely in my comfort zone. But after tons and tons of thought, prayer, and discussion, we decided to try something new and exciting.
We decided to start a VLOG!!! If you don’t know what that is, it’s a Video Blog. I’m super excited to start sharing tons of fun videos with you! I’m hoping to be able to post videos about once a week.
Click here for the link to our YouTube channel if you want to subscribe! We’re going to post our first video on Tuesday (I’ll also share it here so you’re welcome to watch from my blog as well).