Saturday, November 29, 2008

Mini Pumpkin Date Breads -- Great Gifts!!!

These cute and spicy little breads, wrapped festively, are a great solution for a low-key holiday gift exchange at work.

Mini Pumpkin Date Breads

1 2/3 cups sugar
2/3 cup vegetable oil
2 teaspoons vanilla
4 eggs
1 can (15 ounces) pumpkin (not pumpkin pie mix)
3 cups Gold Medal® all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons baking soda
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
3/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon ground cloves
1 cup chopped dates

1. Heat oven to 350ºF. Grease bottoms only of 11 miniature loaf pans, 4 1/2x2 3/4x1 1/4 inches.

2. Mix sugar, oil, vanilla, eggs and pumpkin in large bowl. Stir in remaining ingredients except dates. Stir in dates. Divide batter among pans.

3. Bake 25 to 35 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool 10 minutes. Loosen sides of loaves from pans; remove from pans and place top side up on wire rack. Cool completely, about 1 hour, before slicing. Wrap tightly and store at room temperature up to 4 days, or refrigerate up 10 days.


papel1 said...

You are making me hungry with all your recipes...I just might have to go and get another piece of pumpkin pie. Hi Buster.

CathyJean said...

Hi! Cora ~
It's so good to see you blogging again:) and your recipes sounds yummy!
I'm going to add this one to my Handmade Christmas Tutorial List.

Linda said...

yummo! How can we go wrong with pumpkin and dates

Kay @ The Rustic Cottage said...

These sound wonderful!! Thanks for the recipe - I will make some of these for Christmas gifts. I'm doing all handmade gifts this year!

PianoPlayer said...

The Baking Bug hasn't hit me yet.
I don't like pumpkin pie, but love pumpkin bread. I'm sure I'll be making that.
Good to see you last week. Your smile was great.

Toni said...

This looks soo good Cora!!Thanks so much for the recipe!Hope your feeling well and hope you had a blessed Thanksgiving!!Take care!!Love and blessins,Toni

Shabby Olde Potting Shed said...

I make punkin breads for gifts too Cora! My recipe is a little different so I'll be sure to jot yours down for my recipe box!!
Hope you had a nice Thanksgiving. How are you feeling these days? I think of you so often and keep you in my prayers.
Holykisses to you and Buster!

Oma aka Meme said...

this is a great recipe and also a awesome idea to share with folks at this time of year=
huggles Meme who now needs a baker at her house :-)

Lea of Farmhouse Blessings said...

Oh do those look good! I may just bake up a couple loaves for Christmas. I was trying to think of some goodies I could put in a basket. There's just nothing like a loaf of fresh bread.

Thanks, Cora, for sharing it!


Farm Chick Paula said...

Mmmm those sound wonderful, Cora!! And they would make excellent gifts... great idea!