It’s that time of year again, pumpkin everything is flooding stores and the internet. If you are anything like me then you are super basic and love all things pumpkin. I mean who doesn’t love pumpkins?
With pumpkin being as popular as it is now, you can pretty much get pumpkin...well anything. Pumpkin cookies, cake, cereal, soap and of course the famous PSL (Pumpkin Spice Latte). With all this craze around pumpkins, do we even know anything about this beloved fruit?
Pumpkins were first found in South America, but soon became a staple food of Native Americans in North America. The word pumpkin comes from the Greek word, pepon, which means large melon. This was later changed several times until American colonists settled on the name pumpkin.
When colonists first arrived in the New World, they saw the Natives eating it and quickly took it on into their diets. At that time, early Americans thought that pumpkin could cure snake bites, freckles, and facial wrinkles!
Pumpkin is actually a very healthy fruit to eat (if you don’t add a bunch of yummy sugar). Pumpkins have a ton of vitamins and the seeds have a good source of protein. The average pumpkin has nearly 500 seeds! Pumpkin is a fantastic fruit to work with because it is so versatile and always tastes amazing!
My pumpkin spice bread is everything you look for in a pumpkin product. It’s delicate, the spices are perfectly balanced and its jam-packed with pumpkin, pumpkin and did I mention pumpkin? Please try out my recipe and let me know your thoughts! I would also love to see pictures of how your loaves turned out!
Pumpkin Spice Bread
- 1 1/2 cup flour
- 1/2 tsp. salt
- 1 cup sugar
- 1 tsp. baking soda
- 1 cup of pumpkin puree
- 1/2 cup vegetable oil
- 2 eggs beaten
- 1/4 tsp. nutmeg
- 1/4 tsp. cinnamon
- 1/4 tsp. pumpkin spice
- 1/4 cup water
- Mix all dry ingredients together.
- Then mix together all wet ingredients.
- Combine the dry with the wet mix until just combined.
- BUTTER the loaf pan and bake 55-60 minutes at 350 degrees.
Source:The History Channel
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