Mini pumpkin breads are the best food holiday gifts. This easy quick bread recipe will make your kitchen smell amazing!
I have a group of marvelous friends in my book club. Each December, we exchange gifts. As you might imagine, my contribution is something homemade from my kitchen. This year, I baked up mini pumpkin breads using my family’s favorite recipe.
Mini Pumpkin Breads
Dense, moist and full of warm spices, this recipe is for a truly classic pumpkin bread. No chocolate chips or streusel needed (though I’ve shared those loaves, too). It’s wonderful just as it is! This is the same pumpkin bread that one of our neighbors would bring over every Christmas. We’d slather slices with butter and half the loaf would disappear in minutes. I’ve been making this same recipe for decades! If you don’t have a tried and true pumpkin bread recipe, make sure to pin this winner!
Festive Food Gifts
My blogger friend, Julie, shared her Sweet Orange Bread in small, inexpensive ceramic dishes from Michael’s (link in recipe). Hers were solid white, but since it’s November, most I spotted were covered with holiday designs. Preferring the plainest version available, I picked up a dozen in red, plus one white one with a Santa belt, the least obnoxious of the holiday designs. I will try to stock up on the white dishes in the off season. A little food-safe cellophane wrap, ribbon and a gift tag make each one a festive, not to mention, delicious treat! I love splurging on these Felix Doolittle Chef Medallions to affix to my gift tags.
More Homemade Holiday Food Gifts
Our Sunday Supper crew is sharing favorite holiday gifts from the kitchen. As usual, my friends have inspired me. Thanks to Christie from A Kitchen Hoors Adventures for hosting this week’s event!
Make sure to check out my Food Gifts Pinterest Board for loads of ideas for holiday gifting!
- Cinnamon and Spice Granola by Simple and Savory
- Coconut Macaroon Tarts by Asian In America
- Cranberry Coffee Cake by Food Done Light
- Mini Pumpkin Breads by That Skinny Chick Can Bake
- Snowman Poop by Palatable Pastime
- A Trio of Brittle by The Freshman Cook
- Grandma’s Peanut Butter Balls by Cricket’s Confections
- Homemade Peanut Brittle by A Kitchen Hoor’s Adventures
- Homemade Twix Bars by Pies and Plots
- Peanut Butter Fudge by Family Around The Table
- Superfoods Fruit & Nut Bites by My Life Cookbook
- Toffee Candied Peanuts by New South Charm
- Turron de Jijona (Spanish Soft Nougat) by Caroline’s Cooking
- Espresso Fudge by Cosmopolitan Cornbread
- Homemade Hot Cocoa Mix by My Imperfect Kitchen
- Peppermint Bark Candy by Life Tastes Good
- Peppermint Bark Popcorn by A Mind “Full” Mom
- Red Wine Hot Fudge Sauce by The Crumby Cupcake
Jams, Syrups, Drinks
- Blood and Sand Jam by Hezzi-D’s Books and Cooks
- Creamy Lemoncello by Monica’s Table
- Warm Gingerbread Syrup by Food Lust People Love
Mixes and Spices
- Cherry Almond Scone Mix by Baking Sense
- Cranberry Almond Quick Bread Mix by Cindy’s Recipes and Writings
- Lavender-infused Sugar and Lazy Shortbread by Sunday Supper Movement
To make the mini pumpkin breads, you might like:
- KitchenAid 9-Speed Hand Mixer
- Le Creuset Medium Spatula, Cherry Red
- Non-Stick Mini Loaf Pans, Set of 4
Mini Pumpkin Bread
A classic pumpkin bread recipe that’s always a hit. Make mini loaves for hostess or holiday gifts!
- Prep Time: 20 mins
- Cook Time: 40 mins
- Total Time: 1 hour
- Yield: 1 large loaf or 5 mini loaves
- 1 1/2 cup sugar
- 1/2 cup oil
- 2 eggs
- 1 cup pumpkin
- 1 3/4 cups flour
- 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/4 teaspoon cloves
- 1/4 teaspoon allspice
- 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1/3 cup water
- Preheat oven to 350º. Grease pans.
- Combine sugar and oil. Add rest of ingredients in order. Do not over mix. Divide the batter between pans.
- Bake 35-40 minutes for small loaves. If you’re using a full size loaf pan, start checking at about 60 minutes, but mine usually take more like 75 minutes. Check the center of the loaf with a toothpick. It should come out clean after inserting when the loaf is done.
Do you make homemade treats to give away during the holidays? What are your favorites??? I’d love to know!
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