Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Onion-Cheddar Pumpkin Bread {and a Sweet Creations 4-Cup Mini Loaf Pan Giveaway!}

This post is sponsored by Good Cook, as part of the Good Cook Kitchen Experts program. All opinions are honest and 100% my own.

It's no secret - I heart pumpkin. In fact, I love it so much that I had no control of my hands opening a can and scooping it into this Onion-Cheddar Pumpkin Bread batter. It was just supposed to be Onion-Cheddar Bread, nothing fancy. But I couldn't help myself - the self-control is out the window when it comes to Pumpkin. Plus I had this new Sweet Creations Mini Loaf, 4 Cup Pan, so I was feeling a little ambitious in the kitchen.

The afternoon of baking was a great success for both the bread and the pan - so happy to have both in my cooking life now! I was a tad weary of the bread, but it is a wonderful explosion of flavor. It was the first time I'd tried a savory pumpkin bread and it was awesome. Can't wait to make some more batches of it with different add-ins. The pan worked beautifully and I am so happy to have it in my arsenal collection of bakeware! There were no problems at all - no sticking, uneven cooking or warping. Love it!!

Onion-Cheddar Pumpkin Bread {mini loaves}
yields approximately 1 dozen mini loaves
1 cup vegetable oil
1 cup granulated sugar
4 eggs
2 cups pumpkin puree
⅔ cup water
3⅓ cups flour
½ teaspoon baking powder
2 teaspoons baking soda
1½ teaspoons salt
1 teaspoon nutmeg
1 cup cheddar cheese, shredded (plus more to sprinkle on top of bread)
1 medium onion, diced & sauteed
1. Heat oven to 350. Spray mini-loaf pan with non-stick baking spray.
2) Beat together oil, sugar, eggs, pumpkin, and water.
3) Stir in flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt and nutmeg until combined.
4) Fold in cheese and onions.
5) Fill mini-loaf cavities up halfway, sprinkle a small amount of cheese on top.
6) Bake for 25-30 minutes or until bread is starting to turn golden brown.
7) Remove the bread from the oven, and cool on a rack.

I took these tasty Mini Loaves to our family's Thanksgiving dinner. Since one loaf is a lot of bread when considering how much there is to eat at a Thanksgiving feast, I cut them in half then wrapped them in Plastic Wrap and Sweet Creations White Snow Flake Parchment Paper, finishing them off with a natural string. The parchment paper certainly added the personal, homemade touch I was going for - totally keeping this idea for future use!

Enter to win a Sweet Creations Mini Loaf, 4 Cup Pan and a package of Sweet Creations White Snow Flake Parchment Paper! Open to US only. Giveaway will end December 20, 2013 at 8:00am PST.

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