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recipe | madsen family famous PUMPKIN BREAD

This pumpkin bread may not be famous in terms of how many people know about it.
But it should be.
Don't just take my word for it, make it.
And while you are at it, triple the recipe. Believe me.

My dear friend Stephanie {who, by the way, JUST birthed a sweet baby girl} introduced me to this family recipe probably about 15 years ago.
It has since become my favorite holiday recipe. For obvious reasons...

What is not to love about pumpkin bread, full of chocolate chips with a delicious glaze on top?
Nothing. The answer is, nothing.

1 3/4 cups flour
1 tsp. baking soda
1/2 tsp. salt
1 tsp. cinnamon
1/2 tsp. nutmeg
1/4 tsp. ground cloves
1/2 cup butter
1 cup sugar
2 eggs
3/4 cup canned pumpkin
3/4 cup chocolate chips
3/4 cup walnuts, finely chopped, optional

Combine flour, salt, soda and spices.
Cream butter. Gradually add sugar and cream well.
Blend in eggs. {I used cornstarch and water because of my sweet allergy boy}

At low speed add dry ingredients alternately with pumpkin.
Stir in chocolate chips and walnuts.
Spoon into greased 9x5 loaf pan.
Bake at 350ยบ for 65-75 minutes.
Let cool. Glaze….

Glaze recipe:
Combine 1/2 cup powdered sugar with 1/8 tsp. nutmeg and 1/8 tsp. cinnamon.

Blend in 1-2 tsp. cream until consistency of glaze.
It should be pretty thick. You may need to add a tiny bit of milk to make it the correct consistency.
Now the recipe says to wait like 6 hours before cutting into it, but I have to say it is SO good warm that we rarely ever do this. It may not stay in a perfect slice, but it truly melts in your mouth.
Seriously delicious.


  1. This looks soooooo amazing! I can't wait to try it!

  2. I have to admit...I've never made pumpkin bread!! I have to try it out! This recipe looks easy and delicious!

    Thank you for sharing!! Melanie | Blog: Toots + Dill

  3. This sounds so yummy!!

  4. It really does look delicious! You are right - it probably should be famous!

  5. I give this pumpkin bread the Aunt Nancy Seal of Approval. It's a real treat to get it when it's still slightly warm. Yum!

  6. Oh man, this looks incredible! Can I have some now!? I have a can of pumpkin in the pantry, so I'm definitely making this after nap time! And I love your glass bread pans!


  7. Amy this recipe looks awesome, just pinned it thank you so much for sharing! :)


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