Sunday, September 20, 2009

Crumb-Topped Pumpkin Loaf

We are in major catch-up mode around here. We have had a wonderful week that started with still having Grammy Joan here and ended with both my parents down for a short visit/hunting trip. We had a ball, ran errands, shopped, watched movies and the boys had a successful fallow deer hunt. It was a busy, happy week.

But I took ZERO pictures. Terrible, I know.

But I do have a recipe to share. Now that Fall is within sight, I'm in a baking mood. So when I found this yummy recipe in Family Circle, we gave it a whirl. And it was de-licious.

Crumb-Topped Pumpkin Loaf

1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
2 tsps. baking powder
1 tsp. pumpkin pie spice
1/2 tsp. salt
1 egg
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1 cup canned solid-pack pumpkin
1/4 cup vegetable oil
1 tsp. vanilla
1/2 cup walnuts, coarsely chopped

1/4 cup (1/2 stick) unsalted butter, softened
1/3 cup packed dark-brown sugar
1/2 cup all-purpose flour
1/3 cup walnuts, finely chopped
1 tsp. confectioners' sugar (optional)

Heat oven to 350°. Coat a 9x5x3-inch loaf pan with nonstick cooking spray. Mix flour, baking powder, pie spice and salt in small bowl. Beat egg and sugar in large bowl. Beat in pumpkin, oil and vanilla until smooth. Make a well in center of flour mixture. Add egg mixture. Stir just until moistened and batter comes together. Fold in walnuts. Spoon batter into prepared pan.

Topping: Mix butter, brown sugar and flour in small bowl until crumbly. Stir in walnuts. Sprinkle over batter. Bake loaf at 350° for 50 to 55 minutes, until wooden toothpick tests clean. Cool in pan on rack 10 minutes. Turn out onto rack to cool completely. Dust with confectioners sugar; slice.

Have a good week!


jess said...

That looks AMAZING. I will definitely be trying that recipe soon :)

Jeni said...

I have a few cans of pumpkin in my food storage just waiting for something like's that time!

Montserrat said...

I love anything with pumpkin in it. And I just happen to have 1 cup of pumpkin left over from making Spiced Pumpkin Waffles. Hurray!!!

Kathleen said...

very yummy! we'll try it out!

Laurel @ Ducks in a Row said...

OOOh - I love love pumpkin. We had pumpkin cake tonight,even. This looks just delicious!

shawna b. said...

Yum, Amber!

I have been wondering how you are doing and am glad I had a few quiet minutes this morning to pop over and see!

SO GLAD Josh's ears are doing better. That is fantastic news!

I'm also happy that you and Tony got to have a little getaway and go see Wicked! I know how much you loved it the first time, and it sounds like the second time did not disappoint. I would love to go to Seattle someday. You live in a great part of the country.

Congrats on all your canning! You SHOULD be feeling peachy! I am impressed.

I love that every day at 4:30 you get to hear the National Anthem (probably sing along to it too!). I think this is something your children will remember forever.

Good luck to the McIllece kiddos as another new school year gets underway. I hope they'll be very happy in their new place.

Say HELLO to Tony and your crew! My boys watch the FG video from time to time and I get such a chuckle out of hearing them refer to Tyler's friends like they know them. "Oh, there's Tony. Hey! That's Deric! ..." Tony is famous around here with the Borg Boys for his role in throwing a dummy off the roof of Hillcrest High School! You must be so proud! :)

Georgia Girl said...

Yumo....I am going to have to make this cake. Thanks for sharing your recipe. Also love your simple and cute.

Leenz said...

I love anything that is pumpkin! I will definitely give this one a try.

The FOUR M's... said...

I've just been catching up on reading blogs (so many projects lately!) and I just wanted to say again that yours is so much fun! I can't wait to try this recipe, and you have such fun ideas for crafts, etc. Love love love! Anyway -- I'll keep my blog updated with any baby news that comes up -- thanks for the well-wishes! I so appreciate it!

MooreInterest said...

Alright, girlie, you are seriously HARD to keep up with! From peaches to family to yummy bread. I am completely amazed! I am going to try this recipe for VT! It looks delicious! There's nothing like showing up with a sweet treat! Thanks for sharing!

Jenni said...

Oh yum! This looks like a great recipe! This is the second time today that I have wanted to back something with pumpkin in it! I will have to pick some canned pumpkin up at the store and try this recipe out soon! :)

I wish you lived on this side of the mountains! I would love looking at all your fall magazines with you, or crafting! I hope you are doing well, and having a good week!

Eloise said...

I love anything pumpkin, and that bread looks absolutely fabulous! Thanks for sharing the recipe.

Ruth Ann said...

Oh that sounds sooo delicious! Thanks for sharing...I'll have to try that soon! Have a great weekend!

Sydney said...

I'm going to have to copy this one down. All I can say is YUM!

Amanda P. said...

This looks so good Amber! I'm definitely going to try it. Thanks for the recipe.