October 27, 2010

(I'm thinking this is not too wild of a guess)

...pumpkin bread! and wait till you try this one. you are going to try it, right? Judy sent home two tiny loaves of this bread with me on sunday, and oh my. it is good. no sugar, just honey. and the honey makes it so ridiculously moist! thanks for sharing with me, Judy. I can't wait to make more.


Honey Pumpkin Bread

2 cups white whole wheat or all-purpose flour 
1 teaspoon baking soda
3/4 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon cinnamon
3/4 teaspoon nutmeg
1/2 cup coconut oil, melted
3/4 cup honey
1 cup pumpkin puree
2 eggs
2 teaspoons lemon juice
1 teaspoon vanilla
optional: 1/2 cup mini chocolate chips

Mix all ingredients well and pour into a greased 9 x 5 loaf pan, or several mini loaf pans. Bake at 350 for 1 1/4 to 1 1/2 hours, or until a toothpick comes out clean. Cool for 10 minutes on wire rack, then remove from pan.

Slice and serve with butter. I sprinkled cinnamon on my slices too!
You could also try it with cream cheese. I'm thinking that would be amazing.

And now the icing on this post.
What I've been dreaming of...

this morning I woke up under 3 layers of blankets, the wall of pillows behind my head shielding me from the window, where a blasting 60 mph wind was trying to blow in our house. I went to grant's closet and pulled on a pair of his thick woolen socks over my little gym socks. I went to the window, peeked behind the shade...

and there was snow dusting the rooftops on my street! and there was snow blowing around in the air! and i don't care what month it is, I'm going to turn on "let it snow."

Happy first sight of snow, to everyone who's getting some!
(don't worry, I hear it's not going to last past today.)


Misplaced Country Girl said...

I am SO jealous!!!!!! I've been wishing for snow for weeks. I love the first snow no matter how small. I can't wait to try this pumpkin bread recipe. It sounds delish. Enjoy the snow for me!

Jeannie said...

sounds delicious. i'm gonna bookmark this and make it sometime soon!

we're already had snow here a coupe times, but it's all gone now. i hope it snows again soon! enjoy it while you can!

ashley maureen said...

summer, i am so jealous of your snow! it's actually in the 80's here today.. can you believe that? i am more than ready to bundle up.

that pumpkin bread looks fantastic. love the simplicity and wholesome goodness. will try soon!

Melanie Anne said...

Oh that sounds wonderful!! I love waking up in my cozy house to find snow on the ground when I lived in Utah!! I really miss that living in Chattanooga TN now. Your pumpkin bread looks wonderful --and the recipe is much healthier than mine! I will have to give it a try:) Enjoy your wintery weather!! We are at 76 today and my boys are in shorts and T shirts! Crazy

Simply Live said...

Oh my goodness!!! Snow?! I am a little envious. I know ours is just around the corner (I live in the snow belt of western NY) but SNOW!!! :) Anyways, thanks so much for the pumpkin bread recipe. I was planning on making some banana bread today and I am going to try making some of this today too! Can't wait. Enjoy your day! Dance in the snow for me :)

jacs23 said...

oooh yummy! and snow...*insert sigh* so excited...I love love LOVE snow with a ray of sunshine, wool socks & a warm sweater...it'll be here to stay before we know it and i can't wait! Enjoy your yummy bread...can't wait to try it myself..have a snuggly day! :) Jaclyn ><>

Renee said...

ok...i will share in your excitement about the pumpkin bread...and may even make a loaf this afternoon..
...but the snow??
i can't get too excited about that yet!! i'm at least waiting until November, to wish for snow!

Christina said...

You pumpkin bread looks fabulous! There is always something so special about the first snowfall of the year isn't there? I always am thrilled with it but am glad it hasn't arrived here yet!

Renee said...

hey summer....
made my bread just a few minutes ago...and was wondering what to do with a little leftover pumpkin???
remembered a great facial i got..using pumpking!! now i'm going to try this:
thought you might like to try it too!

Misplaced Country Girl said...

Renee, thank you so much for that facial tip! I've been making lots of pumpkin things lately and always have just a little bit leftover I couldn't figure out what to do with it. This is perfect!

Tiffany said...

I have whole wheat flour in the house and plain o white flour. Can I do one cup of each for the pumpkin bread?

Lydia Joy said...

Wow, Summer! I just pulled 2 loaves of this bread out of the oven, and it is absolutely delicious!! This one will be a recipe box favorite :-)

{lovely little things} said...

Mmm...sounds delicious!

andrea said...


madelino said...

that recipe sounds REALLY good...i should try to make a gluten free version of it! :)



about this blog

Hello, I'm Summer. A people-loving introvert whose hope and life is in Jesus. His promises are my passion and my ministry is homelife. This blog is a place for me to write about everyday things. Especially food. My favorite thing to do is sit around a table, lingering over a long meal with good conversation. I live with my husband and our 2 littles. We like blizzards, thrifting, grammar, guacamole, cheerful hearts, nice manners, good movies, and making simple, real, nutrient-dense food.

"If Christ be anything, He must be everything."
-C.H. Spurgeon

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