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Chef John’s Holiday Pumpkin Bread


Ingredients

cooking spray

cooking spray

½ cup unsalted butter, softened

½ cup unsalted butter, softened

1 cup white sugar

1 cup white sugar

2 eggs

2 eggs

1 (15 ounce) can pumpkin puree

1 (15 ounce) can pumpkin puree

½ teaspoon ground cinnamon

½ teaspoon ground cinnamon

⅛ teaspoon Chinese five-spice powder

⅛ teaspoon Chinese five-spice powder

⅛ teaspoon ground allspice

⅛ teaspoon ground allspice

2 cups all-purpose flour

2 cups all-purpose flour

1 teaspoon salt

1 teaspoon salt

1 teaspoon baking powder

1 teaspoon baking powder

1 teaspoon baking soda

1 teaspoon baking soda

¾ cup chopped toasted walnuts

¾ cup chopped toasted walnuts

Directions

Preheat the oven to 325 degrees F (165 degrees C).

Preheat the oven to 325 degrees F (165 degrees C).

Spray a 9×5-inch loaf pan with cooking spray.

Spray a 9×5-inch loaf pan with cooking spray.

Mix butter and sugar in a large bowl until light and fluffy.

Mix butter and sugar in a large bowl until light and fluffy.

Whisk in eggs one at a time until combined.

Whisk in eggs one at a time until combined.

Whisk in the pumpkin puree, cinnamon, Chinese five-spice powder, and allspice until combined.

Whisk in the pumpkin puree, cinnamon, Chinese five-spice powder, and allspice until combined.

Stir flour, salt, baking powder, and baking soda into the pumpkin mixture and mix until just combined. Stir in chopped walnuts.

Stir flour, salt, baking powder, and baking soda into the pumpkin mixture and mix until just combined. Stir in chopped walnuts.

Pour batter into the prepared loaf pan.

Pour batter into the prepared loaf pan.

Bake in the preheated oven until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean, about 1 hour.

Bake in the preheated oven until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean, about 1 hour.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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