7 Pumpkin and Spice Ideas for Your Bread Machine Baking This Fall

Admit it. You love pumpkin. Every grocery store and coffee house in the US is stocked with pumpkin treats that set your mouth watering, but your pocketbook isn’t always in agreement with your cravings. The seven ideas on this list will help you get the most out of your love for baking, and the delicious pumpkin spice flavor combination that fall brings to the table.

Make Pumpkin Butter. Often overlooked, pumpkin butter is a delightful treat that can be spread on homemade breads or used in other recipes. Whip a little up for company, or make some to pair with your dinner rolls in the evening. It’s a decadent treat that goes perfectly on sweet and savory breads.

Bake a Pumpkin Spice Quick Bread. There are hundreds of recipes for pumpkin quick breads, but if you’re craving a little extra kick in yours, add a dash of nutmeg, some cinnamon, and a little ground clove. The result is a mouth-warming blend of deliciously aromatic spices, paired with yummy pumpkin.

Try Baking a Savory Pumpkin Bread.Pumpkin is a vegetable, although we tend to treat it as a fruit. This year, do something different. Bake a savory pumpkin bread to serve with lunch or dinner. It’s a new twist on an old favorite, and one that is sure to please pumpkin-lovers everywhere.

Pumpkin Monkey Bread. Yes, it’s a thing. And a delicious one, at that. If you’re a diehard monkey bread lover, this is the ultimate fall treat. It’s perfect for families with small kids, and they can even get involved in the baking process. Monkey bread is fun whatever the season. Throw a little pumpkin in, and it’s unbeatable.

Gluten-Free Pumpkin Pie Bread. If you can’t eat gluten, don’t stress. The Gluten Free Goddess has a great recipe for a decadent pumpkin treat that you’ll love sharing with the whole family. Her secret is a dash of apricot or peach juice in the blend – something I never thought of, but I can imagine the flavors already, and it’s making me hungry!

Pumpkin Spice Bagels. You heard it here first. Pumpkin spice bagels are out there, waiting for you. Bake a batch at home, and whip up a little cream cheese frosting with ginger to enhance the fall flavor. Your taste buds are already thanking you for the treat.

Cinnamon Swirl Pumpkin Bread. Take two fall classics, combine them, and taste heaven. Cinnamon swirl breads are always a hit – surprise family and friends with this innovative spin on an old favorite.

Let me know what you think of these fun fall recipes. If you love pumpkin as much as I do, get baking! Send in pictures of the finished product, too. Maybe I’ll post a few…

Happy baking!

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