|Modified a Banana Loaf Recipe to Make a Pumpkin Loaf|
The Boys Ate All The Bananas. The Hunger Games.
I wanted to make a Banana Loaf using my favorite personal recipe, however, the boys ate all the bananas. Guess what ... no bananas at the grocery store! Really ... bananas? I've seen the flour aisle cleaned out, but missing bananas was a first.
The Boys Ate All The Apple Pie. Hunger Games the Sequel.
Apple Pie was planned for our Easter Sunday dinner, but guess what? The boys ate all the pie.
So I opened the cupboard to see how I could modify my Banana Loaf recipe and found a can of Pumpkin Pie Filling - not expired, thank goodness.
My Revamped Banana Loaf Recipe Turned Into a Yummy Pumpkin Loaf Recipe
I've never made a Pumpkin Loaf, but how hard could it be right? lol.
After searching online for a Pumpkin Loaf recipe, I decided I didn't like any of them - too complicated.
My Banana Loaf recipe is six freaking ingredients, all in one bowl! Easy peasy. Thus began the experiment to modify my fave recipe to make my very first Pumpkin Loaf.
The biggest challenge was trying to determine how much Pumpkin Pie Filling to use to replace three medium to large bananas in a banana loaf.
After googling around a bit, I determined that one half plus a heaping tablespoon of a 540ml can of Pumpkin Pie Filling should work. Actually, I had no idea - it was a cross-your-fingers-and-toes guess.
The original banana loaf recipe is here.
My Pumpkin Loaf Recipe - Modified:
. 1/2 CAN plus 1 heaping Tablespoon of Pumpkin Pie Filling (Full can was 540ml which is 2.28 Cups - so use about 1 and 1/8 Cups of Pumpkin Pie Filling)
Here's the Pumpkin Pie Filling
I used - Any kind should do
. 1 and 1/2 Cups of Flour
. 1 Cup of White Sugar
. 1 Teaspoon of Baking Soda
. 3 Heaping Tablespoons of Softened Butter (not melted)
. 1 Teaspoon of Vanilla Extract
For flavor, in the same bowl, I added:
. 1 Teaspoon of Ground Cinnamon
. 1 Teaspoon of Ground Cloves
. 1/4 Teaspoon of Allspice
. 1/4 Teaspoon of Nutmeg
Mix everything in one bowl. Put it in a regular-sized Loaf Pan. Bake in the oven at 325 degrees for 45 to 60 minutes depending on your oven. Check it after 30 minutes (or before that if your oven is on steroids or something).
Since this was a trial variation of one of my recipes, I didn't add anything else - like raisins or nuts. However, it turned out beautifully, so I'll be adding raisins the next time. I plan to boil the raisins in water to soften them first.
This plain pumpkin loaf is delicious with butter, cream cheese, jam or peanut butter.
|Homemade Pumpkin Loaf by Barbara|
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