You can smell it, can’t you? The pumpkin, I mean, mingled with warm spices and a touch of milk and coffee. There’s something about autumn that makes this flavor combination simply irresistible. It’s a good thing this bread freezes well… you can double the recipe and freeze a loaf to save for a quick breakfast, or to serve alongside a hearty winter soup.
1 cup whole wheat flour
1 cup white flour
1 cup brown sugar
1 tablespoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon freshly grated nutmeg
1/4 teaspoon cardamom
1/4 teaspoon cloves
1 cup pumpkin puree
1/4 cup milk
1/4 cup very strong coffee
1/3 cup all natural applesauce
2 tablespoons canola oil
1 tablespoon Kahlua (optional)
Step 1) Combine all dry ingredients in a small mixing bowl and set aside.
Step 2) In a second large bowl, whisk together pumpkin, eggs, milk, coffee, applesauce, oil, and Kahlua.
Step 3) Slowly blend dry ingredients into wet ingredients. Stir until just blended; it’s OK if there are a few lumps.
Step 5) Pour batter into bread loaf pan.
Step 6) Bake in a preheated 350 degree oven for 55 – 60 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted near the center of the loaf comes out clean. Cool and enjoy!