Y'all, I need to talk to you about this pumpkin bread.
I am not a food blogger. Hardly consider myself a cook. But I do love food, and I do eat quite a bit of it. So I believe that qualifies me to tell you when you absolutely must bake something, and this bread is one of those things. I have made two batches in two days. The first batch was supposed to be for neighbors and we accidentally ate the whole thing. But we did give most of the second batch away to friends, people we still want to get to know on our street, and people we are praying for, in cute miniature bread pans, just because.
Sometimes it is the littlest things that make me so happy. This pumpkin bread makes the list. Trust me, you really should make it, love it, then share it.
1 and 3/4 cups all purpose flour
1 tsp. baking soda
2 tsp. ground cinnamon
1/2 tsp. allspice
3/4 tsp. salt
3/4 cup white sugar
1/2 cup brown sugar
1 can pumpkin
1/2 cup vegetable oil
1/4 cup orange juice
3/4 cup white chocolate chips
*Adapted slightly from this recipe
Set the oven at 350 and then mix all the dry ingredients in a bowl. Beat eggs, sugars, pumpkin, oil and orange juice until well blended. Add the dry ingredients until combined. Fold in white chocolate chips. Bake in mini-bread pans 30-35 minutes (regular bread pan 50- 55 minutes). Keep the oven rack low to keep the top from getting too dark.
Sit back, let your whole house smell of heaven, and then eat a warm slice and thank the good Lord above for creating the pumpkin.