Classic pumpkin loaf

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PREP TIME

15 min

TOTAL TIME

1 h 20 min

Serves

12

Classic pumpkin loaf

Photo, Erik Putz.

Everyone's favourite fall gourd can be used for so much more than just pie (though, that's delicious too!)


Ingredients

  • 1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1 1/2 tsp pumpkin-pie spice
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 1/4 cups granulated sugar
  • 1 cup canned pumpkin purée
  • 1/2 cup canola oil
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1/3 250-g pkg cream cheese , softened
  • 4 tsp unsalted butter , softened
  • 1/3 cup icing sugar
  • 2 tbsp pepitas , (optional)

Instructions

  • PREHEAT oven to 350F. Line a 9 x 5-in. loaf pan with parchment, overhanging on both long sides.
  • WHISK flour, baking powder, baking soda, pumpkin-pie spice, cinnamon and 1/2 tsp salt in a medium bowl.
  • WHISK eggs and granulated sugar in a large bowl. Whisk in pumpkin, oil and vanilla. Stir flour mixture into pumpkin mixture until combined. Scrape into prepared pan and smooth top.
  • BAKE until loaf is dark golden and a skewer inserted in centre comes out clean, 50 to 55 min. Let cool on a rack for 15 min. Remove from pan and peel off parchment. Cool loaf completely on rack.
  • BEAT cream cheese and butter in a medium bowl with an electric mixer on medium, until smooth. Beat in icing sugar until combined. Spread over loaf. Sprinkle with pepitas.

 

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Nutrition (per serving)

  • Calories
  • 297,
  • Protein
  • 4 g,
  • Carbohydrates
  • 40 g,
  • Fat
  • 14 g,
  • Fibre
  • 1 g,
  • Sodium
  • 221 mg.
  • Excellent source of
  • vitamin A
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