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Pumpkin Streusel Bread

Pumpkin is a great vegetable. It can be used for a variety of meals. A really nice breakfast or treat is pumpkin bread. I do love it served with a brisk cup of tea. I love the aroma of the bread while it bakes. This recipe is easy and only needs 2 bowls. Only 1, if you omit the streusel topping. I usually make it with raisins (soaked in warm water for a few minutes and then drained) and chopped nuts. Since it makes 2 loaves, I sometimes put nuts and raisins in one and then nuts and chocolate chips or cranberries, or whatever, in the other.  Test for doneness after they have baked for  45 minutes, just to make sure not to overbake (don’t want to dry these morsels out!).

Pumpkin Streusel Bread

3 cups flour
1 cup white sugar
1 cup brown sugar
2 tsp. baking soda
1 tsp. ground cloves
1 tsp. cinnamon
1 tsp. nutmeg
1 tsp. salt
½ tsp. baking powder
2/3 cup vegetable oil
2 cups pumpkin
3 eggs

Blend together until smooth.

Stir in any of the following:
1 ½ cups raisins
1 cup dried cranberries
1 ½ cups chopped nuts
3/4 cup chopped dates
1 cup chocolate chips (YUM!)

Pour into 2 bread pans

Streusel Topping

3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
3 tablespoons granulated sugar
3/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
2 tablespoons butter

Mix together and sprinkle over batter. Bake about 1 hour at 350*.

Pumpkin Streusel Bread

Pumpkin Streusel Bread

Here is the pumpkin bread with chocolate chips. Must say, this makes one great dessert bread!

Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Bread

Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Bread

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