Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Pumpkin Yogurt Bread Recipe

I had been chasing this can around the kitchen for far too long.

Having pulled it down from the counter, it was now or never.  I was going to do something with it.

I'm not really a fan of Pumpkin Pie.  Oh sure, I'll eat it and enjoy it if it is offered.  I will just never go out to buy the stuff if I have a different choice.

Key Lime Pie anyone?  How about Cherry Pie?

So the canned Pumpkin sat.   I was going to make some dog biscuits with it.  I was going to make a pie to take with us to a party. 

I had plans for it.  But mostly the can just got shuffled around.

I had enough of that. 

All of that nonsense was running through my mind when I was looking to be creative over the weekend.   I had a list of recipes that I wanted to make.  Since the new bread machine came with them I thought I would try it out. 

This one popped out at me.  I could get rid of the Pumpkin and make something I liked at one step.

It turned out well, but the bread machine didn't exactly like the recipe.  The fix was simple.  When you add all the ingredients, add the brown sugar first.

I was taught that when you cook with brown sugar, always pack it into the measuring cup to get an accurate measurement.  When I added the brown sugar last, the puck of the brown sugar sat on top like a surfer never getting mixed into the bread machine.  Break the puck up into pieces then add the rest of the ingredients to the bread machine bucket.

If you make this recipe in a stand mixer, you won't have this problem.

At any rate...


  • 1/2 Cup Water
  • 1/4 Cup Packed Brown Sugar
  • 1 Cup Canned Pumpkin  (I used the entire can of 12 ounces and it was fine)
  • 1/3 Cup Plain Yogurt
  • 1 Tablespoon Butter, Softened
  • 3 1/4 Cups All Purpose Flour, however you can substitute up to 1 1/4 cup Whole Wheat flour for a different flavor.
  • 1 1/2 Tesapoon Salt
  • 1 Teaspoon Pumpkin Pie Spice - Recipe for spice is here!
  • 1 3/4 Teaspoons Yeast

Process for Bread Machine

  • Add ingredients in order listed.
  • Break up Brown Sugar before adding the rest of the ingredients.
  • Cook in bread machine on your Sweet Bread Cycle

Process for conventional oven

  • Mix all ingredients in your stand mixer with dough hook until smooth.
  • Pour batter into greased 9 inch bread pans
  • Bake at 325 F for at least 50 minutes, or until done.
  • "Done" happens when it passes the Toothpick test, so look at it around 50 and see where you're at.

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