Fall has officially begun, which means Halloween candy in the stores and sweaters back in your wardrobe rotation. Whether the temperature is dropping or not, the fall spirit is in the (not so crisp) air. The changing of season gives us the welcomed excuse to buy anything at the grocery store with the word pumpkin on it. So what better way to greet the new season than baking a treat only welcomed once a year?
Pumpkin bread is in every coffee shop display case by September 1st, but why not fill your own kitchen with the amazing smell of pumpkin and maple? Try out this recipe for classic pumpkin bread with a yummy seasonal twist: brown butter maple glaze. This recipe is simple and will make you count down the minutes to your fall treat.
- ½ cup butter, softened
- 1 cup dark brown sugar
- 1 cup canned pumpkin puree
- 2 eggs
- 1 & ½ tsp ground cinnamon
- ½ tsp ground ginger
- ¼ tsp ground nutmeg
- ¼ tsp ground cloves
- 1 tsp baking powder
- 1 tsp baking soda
- 1 tsp salt
- 1 & ½ cups all-purpose flour
- ½ cup (1 stick) butter
- 1 - 1 & ½ cups powdered sugar (start with one cup and add more if glaze is too runny)
- 1-2 Tbsp maple syrup
- ¼ cup milk, optional if glaze is too thick
- Put on Bon Iver or whatever your go to fall playlist is and preheat your oven to 350 degrees F. Prep your 9” bread tin with cooking spray or your choice of grease.
- While the oven is heating up take all the bread ingredients mentioned above and pour them into a bowl and mix. For best consistency use a hand held mixer at medium speed.
- Pour the bread mix into your baking tin and bake for 40-50 minutes. To check consistency of bread insert a knife or toothpick into bread and if it is clean or mostly clean when you remove it it’s done. :) Remove bread from oven and let it cool for 15 minutes. When it is cool remove the bread from the tin and rest it softly on a baking rack to finish cooling.
- While your bread cools go ahead and start making the yummy glaze. Put your 1 stick of butter in a small saucepan and melt the butter with medium heat. Heat for about 4-5 minutes or until the melted butter is a caramel color. Be careful not to burn the he butter! Take the butter off the stove and place into a bowl to cool and mix in the remaining glaze ingredients.
- Pour the glaze over top the loaf and let it dry for around 20 minutes.
- Take a picture of your amazing work, slice and enjoy :)