Diva Tasting: Pumpkin Nut Bread…

Pumpkin Nut Bread

Ingredients

Pumpkin Bread:

½ Cup Perfectly Salted Butter, Softened

½ Cup Sugar

¼ Cup Light Brown Sugar, Packed

1 Teaspoon Vanilla Extract

3 Eggs

1 Cup Pumpkin Puree (Plain)

¼ Cup Whole Milk

1 ½ Cups All-Purpose Flour

2 Teaspoons Baking Powder

½ Teaspoon Baking Soda

½ Teaspoon Salt

½ Teaspoon Ground Cinnamon

¼ Teaspoon Nutmeg

¼ Teaspoon Ground Ginger (Optional)

½ Cup Chopped Walnuts for Batter

Walnut Streusel Topping:

¼ Cup Cold Perfectly Salted Butter, Cubed

¼ Cup Light Brown Sugar

¼ Cup Quick Cooking Oats

¼ Cup Flour

½ Cup Walnuts, Chopped

Directions

Step 1 Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

Step 2 Assemble topping by mixing butter, light brown sugar, oats, flour, and walnuts together in a bowl, and cream together using a fork to form large crumbles. Set aside.

Step 3 In a large bowl, cream together the butter and white sugar with a hand mixer. Add light brown sugar, vanilla, eggs, and pumpkin puree. Mix until incorporated.

Step 4 In a separate bowl, sift together flour, baking soda, baking powder, salt, and spices.

Step 5 With mixer on low speed, add half of the dry mix to the wet ingredients and mix until incorporated. Continue by adding the remainder of the dry ingredients and the milk to the batter, mix together until the batter is smooth (be careful not to over mix). Add ½ Cup walnuts to batter and fold in before pouring into pan.

Step 6 Pour batter into a greased loaf pan and sprinkle with streusel topping.

Step 7 Place on middle rack of oven and bake for 65 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean. Remove bread from oven and allow to cool completely before serving. Serves 8

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