If I could add pumpkin to everything this time of year, I would. Trust me. I had good intentions to share this with the neighbors, but after taking a few bites, and the family scarfing down the bread, we didn’t have any left over to share.
The combination of the fresh baked, moist pumpkin spice bread and the maple-flavored icing is to die for. It is a blend of warm and comforting tastes.
First, put half of the flour, brown sugar, spices, salt, baking soda and powder into the bowl. Mix it a bit to combine. I always have to brag on my Kitchenaid mixer. I can just throw things into the bowl while it mixes.
Add the eggs, milk, softened butter, and the oh-so-wonderful pumpkin into the mix.
Whatever you do, don’t forget to add the second cup of flour at the end, or you’ll get a sad loaf of pumpkin bread.
I didn’t take a picture of making the icing, but it’s so easy to make. Once the bread has cooled, pour the icing over the top. I left it in the baking pan and poured it over. It was hard not to take a fork and just start eating it right then and there.
Once you slice it, it is so moist that it’s a bit of a mess, but it’s all the same going down. Delicious, delicious, delicious. If you bring this to a party, I guarantee you will be the talk of the party.
It looks good enough to eat off the page! Enjoy!
- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 cup packed brown sugar
- 1 Tbsp baking powder
- 1/4 tsp. baking soda
- 1/4 tsp. salt
- 1 tsp. ground cinnamon
- 1/4 tsp. nutmeg
- 1/8 tsp. ground ginger
- 1/8 tsp. ground cloves
- 1 cup Libby's canned pumpkin
- 1/2 cup milk
- 2 eggs
- 1/3 cup softened butter
- 3/4 cup confectioners sugar
- 2 Tbsp. maple syrup
- 1 tsp. heavy cream (add more if needed)
- Preheat oven to 350-degrees.
- In a large bowl, combine 1 cup of flour with brown sugar, baking powder, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger, and cloves.
- Add milk, eggs, butter, and pumpkin and mix until combined.
- Pour batter into a greased bread pan.
- Bake for approximately 60 minutes, or until a toothpick comes out clean.
- Set aside to cool.
- Mix the confectioners sugar, maple syrup, and heavy cream. Add more cream if needed.
- Pour the glaze over the bread.