Whole Wheat Pumpkin Bread

>> Saturday, October 30, 2010

First of all... If you haven't entered my CSN stores giveaway for a $35 gift card - GO ENTER now!!

I have a confession... I have a couple shows on tv right now that I love to watch when I'm home alone. Mostly, because I know that the husband would probably just make fun of me for watching it if he was home with me.

One of them is Giuliana & Bill on the Style Network. I love it. I know, it's a stupid show, but I can't stop watching it!!! When I flew back from Charleston a few weeks ago, I watched it on the flight, and kind of got slightly addicted to it. Giuliana is one of the anchors on E News, and it's a whole reality style show about them trying to get pregnant, blah blah blah. I don't want to ruin too much of it, so you can go watch it... Shh, don't tell my husband, he might make fun of me! :)

What's your show you watch that you don't tell anyone you watch? :)
As promised, I am sharing my favorite pumpkin bread recipe. I've been making this for a few years, but I switched it up just a little bit this year, and added a cream cheese layer to the middle - which really made a nice addition to this crumbly bread. It's sweet, but not too sweet, has a nice nutty flavor because of the whole wheat flower, and goes perfect with fall. And you can even say it's good for you since it's made with whole wheat flour!!! Score!

Go make some for Halloween!
Whole Wheat Pumpkin Cream Cheese Bread (By Me - & cream cheese layer adapted by: Joy of Baking)
Ingredients: Makes 1 loaf
1 1/2 cups brown sugar
2 eggs
1 cup pumpkin puree (not pumpkin pie filling)
1/2 cup butter, melted
1 1/4 cup whole wheat flour
1 cup bread flour (all purpose flour will also work)
1/4 tsp. baking powder
1 tsp. baking soda
1/2 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. nutmeg
1/2 tsp. cinnamon

Cream Cheese Filling:
4 oz. cream cheese, softened
1/4 cup white granulated sugar
1 large egg
1/2 Tbs. + 1/4 Tbs. all-purpose flour

Cream together brown sugar and eggs.
Add pumpkin and melted butter and beat well.

Add remaining ingredients and beat well.
In a separate bowl, using a hand mixer or food processor, mix cream cheese and sugar until smooth and creamy.
Add the egg, and blend until creamy
Stir in the flour
Pour half the batter into a loaf pan.
Pour the cream cheese filling over the half of the batter evenly. Some may run to the sides, so it's helpful to get the batter on the bottom as even as you can.
Spoon the remaining batter on top of the cream cheese filling, being careful that it doesn't mix in together, and smooth carefully over top.
Bake at 350 degrees for approximately 1 hour and 10 minutes or until knife goes in middle and comes out smooth.


Emily November 5, 2010 at 12:21 PM  

I'll be making this soon! I love the pumpkin/cream cheese combo.

Guliana and Bill is a great show. ha! And I have a number of shows I watch secretly...16 and Pregnant and Keeping up with the Kardashians to name a couple. Not much of a secret anymore!

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