Tasty Tuesday: Pumpkin Streusal Bread

Tuesday, November 10, 2015

I am a Serious fan of all things pumpkin.
Especially this time of year!
Hunter apparently is too and he just didn't know it!
I created this recipe last year as I was searching for the most perfect pumpkin bread but all of them included chocolate chips.
Don't get me wrong, I do love chocolate, I just think it takes away from the awesome flavor of pumpkin.
That's when the idea of streusel popped into my head!
Thank goodness it did!
This recipe was a complete trial, but a complete success as well!

So, I also may have gotten a little crazy ingredient-wise...
This recipe made me two loaves of bread and 12 muffins.
Perfect to take to a friend! :)

  • 1 cup Libby's pumpkin
  • 1 1/2 cups white sugar
  • 2 cups brown sugar
  • 1 cup vegetable oil
  • 2/3 cup water
  • 1 tbsp vanilla
  • 4 eggs
  • 3 3/4 cups flour
  • 1.5 tsp salt
  • 2 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tsp nutmeg
1) Mix Pumpkin, Sugars, Oil, Water, Vanilla, and Eggs until well combined. I used my Kitchen Aid and used the flat beater attachment but I'm sure a hand mixer would work just fine.
2) In a separate  bowl, combine Flour, Baking Soda, Salt, Cinnamon, and Nutmeg.  Stir together then gradually mix into the pumpkin mixture until all ingredients are combined. I used a half cup measurement to gradually add the flour mixture in. 

3) Spray bread pans with non stick spray, then coat with flour getting rid of excess flour after. (or line with parchment paper and cooking spray)
For the muffins I used cupcake liners but I'm sure non stick spray would work just fine. Then pour mixture evenly into pans. A little less than halfway. I filled each muffin about halfway. Once filled place in oven uncovered and bake 55-60 minutes for bread and 15-20 minutes for muffins at 350 degrees. Every oven varies though so check it towards the end.

4) Make streusel topping. Okay, making streusel can be reallyyy annoying. I know. But it's worth it!
Start by making cubes out of 1 cup softened butter.
Then add 1 cup brown sugar, 1/2 cup white sugar, 1 cup flour, 1 tsp cinnamon and a pinch of salt.

5) With a fork or pastry cutter press the sugar mixture into the butter until crumbles form. It takes a little while, so don't give up! It should be nice and crumbly (I haven't updated these photos and they're a little outdated! It should be more crumbly than you see here)

6) Once your bread has been baking for half the time, take it out and quickly put streusel on top. Same with the muffins. Then place it back in the oven uncovered for the remainder of the time. This will alleviate burnt streusel. 

7) Let sit for about 10 minutes, then serve while still warm! With a little bit of butter if you wanna do it my way :) 

And now I'm off to take the Christmas decorations out of storage!!
It's the most wonderful time of the year! :)

All my love,
Aleigh Joy

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