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Sunday, November 7, 2010

Downeast Maine Pumpkin Bread

This time of year gives me plenty of excuses to eat lots of pumpkin yummies. Here is another favorite. It makes a TON, so be prepared to gift some to the luckiest of your friends!

15 oz pumpkin puree
4 eggs
1 C canola oil
2/3 C water
2 C sugar
3 1/2 C flour
2 tsp baking soda
1 1/2 tsp salt
1 tsp cinnamon
1 tsp nutmeg
1/2 tsp cloves
1/4 tsp ginger

1.) In a large bowl, mix together pumpkin, eggs, oil, water, and sugar.
2.) Separately mix dry ingredients together.
3.) Combine dry ingredients into first mixture and stir just until blended.
4.) Pour dough into greased bread pans and/or muffin tins.
5.) Bake at 350 F for 30 minutes (muffins) or 50 minutes (bread).

Makes 3 loaves or 36 muffins.

Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies

Scrumptious - especially in the fall time! The pumpkin in these cookies gives them more of a fluffy texture than regular chocolate chip cookies. I also like to think they are healthier this way :)

2 1/2 C flour
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp baking powder
1 tsp cinnamon
1 tsp nutmeg
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 C butter
1 1/2 C sugar
1 C pumpkin puree
1 egg
1 tsp vanilla
6 oz chocolate chips

1.) Combine ingredients.
2.) Place dough in cookie form on a baking sheet.
3.) Bake at 350 F for 12-14 minutes

Makes about 3 dozen large cookies.