It is a cold gloomy day here. One of those days you want to curl up on the couch with a hot cup of tea or hot chocolate and a big fluffy blanket.
I like days like this if they don’t happen day after day.
I need sunlight to survive, but the occasional gloomy day puts me a baking mood.
This cinnamon swirled pumpkin bread was just the thing. It filled the whole house with wonderful fall aromas!
I love the smell of cinnamon. I am one of those you will find just opening the cinnamon bottle and inhaling. I know I’m weird. But I can’t be the only one!? Right!?
Cinnamon Swirled Pumpkin Bread
- 2 1/4 -3 c. bread flour
- 1 1/2 c. whole wheat flour
- 1/2 c. old fashioned cooking oats
- 1/3 c. packed brown sugar
- 3/4 tsp. ground cinnamon
- 1/4 tsp. ground ginger
- 1/8 tsp. nutmeg
- 1/8 tsp. ground clove
- 3/4 tsp. salt
- 2 tsp. active dry yeast
- 3/4 c. warm milk 120 degrees
- 3/4 c. canned pumpkin
- 3 TBS. soft butter
- 1 egg
- 3 TBS soft butter
- 1/3 c. sugar
- 1 tsp. cinnamon
- In a large bowl combine 1 1/2 cups bread flour, whole wheat flour, oats, brown sugar, spices, salt and yeast.
- Stir in warm milk, pumpkin, and butter just until combined.
- Add egg and stir until smooth.
- Stir in enough remaining bread flour to form a firm dough ball.
- Turn onto a lightly floured surface and knead until smooth and elastic. This will be about 6-8 minutes.
- Place in a greased bowl, turning once to grease the top.
- Cover and let rise in a warm place until doubled, about 1 hour.
- Punch down dough. Turn onto a lightly floured surface.
- Roll into a 16 inch x 9 inch rectangle.
- Brush with butter leaving a 1/4 inch at the top untouched with butter. (This is so you can seal the bread after rolling it up.)
- Combine sugar and cinnamon and sprinkle over the dough.
- Roll up tightly and seal the edge by pinching the seam.
- Place seam side down in a greased 9 x 5 bread pan.
- Cover and let rise until doubled. About 30 minutes
- Bake for 30- 35 minutes or until golden brown.
- Cool for 10 min in pan then turn out onto wire racks to finish cooling.