Fall is one of my most favorite times of the year. It may be because, where I grew up, trees didn’t have leaves – let alone leaves that changed color. Or perhaps it’s the cooler weather, the smell of Christmas coming, or the neighbors who have already decorated for Christmas. Either way, it’s a great time to use baking as a means to warm up the kitchen. Because then, the house is warm AND there’s something warm to put in your tummy, too.
I think that’s why this pumpkin swirl snickerdoodle bread recipe appeals on so many levels. It combines the tastes of fall with the warmth of homemade bread. What can I say? It’s just another of our amazing recipes.
Pumpkin Swirl Snickerdoodle Bread Recipe
Now, if you’ve never been a huge pumpkin fan, I get it. I’ve been a pumpkin skeptic – and this, thankfully, is just the right level of pumpkin. Just enough pumpkin to give the bread a unique flavor without it being an overbearing pumpkin king of doom.
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- 2 cup flour
- 1 cup white sugar
- 1 tsp baking soda
- 1 cup buttermilk
- 1 egg
- 1/4 cup vegetable oil
- 1/4 cup pumpkin puree
- 1/2 tbsp pumpkin pie spice
If you don't have buttermilk, here's how you make it:
- 1 cup milk
- 1 tbsp vinegar
- 1 tbsp butter, melted
- 2 tsp sugar
- 1/2 tsp cinnamon
- Preheat your oven to 350 degrees and grease a 9x5 inch bread pan.
- Mix those dry ingredients together in one bowl: flour, sugar, baking soda, and salt.
- In a separate bowl, mix the buttermilk, egg, and oil.
- Slowly add the buttermilk mixture to the dry ingredients - and stir well.
- In a small, third bowl, mix together 3/4 cup of the batter you just made along with the pumpkin puree and pumpkin spice. Mix well!
- Pour half of the remaining plain batter into the bread pan.
- Add half of the pumpkin-flavored batter by the spoonful into the bread pan.
- Pour the rest of the plain batter into the bread pan.
- By the spoonful, drop the rest of the pumpkin-flavored batter into the pan.
- Using a bread knife, cut through the batter to swirl it.
- Bake in a preheated oven for 50-55 minutes, or until the edges are a golden brown. If you insert a toothpick into the loaf, it should come out clean.
- Allow the pumpkin swirl bread to cool.
Add the topping
- Brush the top of the loaf with the melted butter.
- Combine the cinnamon and sugar, and sprinkle it over the top of the melted butter.
- After the bread has cooled completely, place a piece of decorative paper on top of the bread (still in the bread pan). Attach the paper to the bottom of the pan with tape or glue.
- Fill out the gift tag, then secure it to the decorative paper with tape or glue.
- Deliver some homemade, cinnamon pumpkin bread goodness to those you love.
Notes on Bread Pans:
Baking this for yourself? Make clean-up a ton easier when you use my favorite glass bread pans.
Are you giving these away? Use these non-stick, paper bread pans that will dress up your gift while saving you a pretty penny!
Serving Size1 slice
Amount Per Serving Calories 132 Total Fat 4g Saturated Fat 1g Trans Fat 0g Unsaturated Fat 3g Cholesterol 12mg Sodium 101mg Carbohydrates 22g Fiber 0g Sugar 11g Protein 2g
Notes on Baking This Recipe:
Just a few final thoughts for you – to help make this recipe that much easier to bake.
Baking bread is so much easier with good bread pans. These are my favorite bread pans, available on Amazon.
Giving away that bread? Skip cleaning the extra dishes and still make it prettier when you use these non-stick, disposable (but gorgeous) paper loaf pans from Amazon.
Enjoy at Home or Give it to Friends and Family!
It’s delicious, y’all. And it makes a perfect gift for family, friends, or a side dish for a get-together. So this year, with some planning ahead, we’ll all be ready for those family dinners, neighbor gifts, and work parties.