It’s technically fall, so I was required to make something pumpkin flavored in honor of the change in the season. (It doesn’t seem like it’s optional anymore, does it?) From pumpkin spice lattes, to pumpkin spice milkshakes, pumpkin goes hand in hand with fall. I don’t necessarily adore the flavor combination as much as some people seem to, but this pumpkin bread seems like a good middle ground. It’s an easy quick bread, has some pumpkin flavoring, but it isn’t over the top.
Plan ahead because it needs to spend a while in the oven to cook evenly. I prepared this first and tossed it in the oven while I was preparing other things for a brunch, and it worked out nicely. Bonus: this cooks at the same oven temperature that I usually cook bacon, so halfway through I tossed my bacon in as well so they would be done at about the same time.