Saturday, November 10, 2007

Oh the craving!

My favorite thanksgiving dish is Pumpkin Pie. Hands down. I like turkey, stuffing, potatoes, and the lovely green bean casserole, but it's just not the same as Pumpkin Pie. But I'm not a pie maker. I'm a little nervous about making the crust as my Grandma Elizabeth and my Mom were excellent pie makers, the crust is simply melt-in-your mouth awesomeness. Plus it's freezing out side and I wanted to bake something besides cookies. So...what to do...craving pumpkin pie, but don't want to make the crust...buying a frozen one is just cheating...

Pumpkin bread!

Using the link to on our site, I thought they would have something unusual and easy. I was right. I made it today and it was amazing. It doesn't even need butter, but it would add another element to this chewy, heavenly, pumpkin-awesome bread.

Chewy Oatmeal Pumpkin Bread


1 package Trader Joe's Pumpkin Bread and Muffin Mix
2 eggs
1/2 cup oil
1 cup Trader Joe's Organic Canned Pumpkin (I used the whole thing)
1/2 cup sugar
1 1/4 cup oats
1/4 cup raisins


Pre-heat oven to 350. Combine sugar, oil, eggs, and pumpkin. Stirn into pumpkin mixture package of Trader Joe's Pumpkin Bread and Muffin Mix. Add oats and raisins. Pour into a greased loaf pan. Bake for 1 hour and 15 minutes or until inserted knife comes out clean. It may be necessary to cover with foil towards the end in order to bake without burning the top. (I put tin foil on about 45 minutes in and it didn't burn.)

This treat is extrememly moist inside wiht a chewy crust on top. Delicious as pieces buttered and toasted.

1 comment:

Cindy said...

Camille, this sounds awesome! I can't wait to try it. Are you going to make it for gaming group?