Kelly the Culinarian: Cooking with Kelly: Pumpkin Cream Cheese Bread with Cinnamon Glaze

Monday, September 19, 2011

Cooking with Kelly: Pumpkin Cream Cheese Bread with Cinnamon Glaze

Pumpkin love continues! I am on a quest to consume all things pumpkin and will not rest until I've devoured it all. Next up on the list is this delicious bread. It ends up looking very fancy and tasting like a bakery treat with very little effort on my part, which makes people think that I'm a real expert. Fools!

I tried something new with the glaze. Instead of powdered sugar and heavy cream, I used Splenda and some cinnamon-flavored coffee creamer I had leftover. It turned out super delicious, so I think I'll try this trick again.

Pumpkin Cream Cheese Bread
Cream cheese filling
1 package light cream cheese
1/2 cup sugar
1/4 cup Splenda
1 egg
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
1 cup all-purpose flour
2/3 cup whole wheat flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
3/4 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
1 1/4 cup canned pumpkin
1/2 cup canola oil
2 eggs
1 cup sugar
1/2 cup Splenda
1 cup Splenda
2 1/2 Tablespoons cinnamon coffee creamer

Mix all the filling items together with a whisk until smooth, then set aside.

Mix the flours, salt and spice together. Then mix the pumpkin, oil, eggs and sugar together until smooth. Add to the dry ingredients and stir to combine.

Divide half of the batter between two greased loaf pans. Top with half of the cream cheese mixture, then top with the remaining batter. It won't completely cover the cream cheese. Finally use a butter knife to swirl the layers by sticking it down through the layers, then dragging it both left to right and top to bottom.

Bake in a 325-degree oven for 45 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean. Cool on a rack for 20 minutes before removing the loaves from the pan and allow to continue to cool. In the meantime, mix the items for the glaze and top the cooled loaves with it.


Valerie Harrison (bellini) said...

It is the time of year when pumpkin rules the kitchen!

Anonymous said...

I've been seeing so many pumpkin-inspired recipes on blogs lately, but I've got to say, this one takes the cake!!! It's the only one that's made me think I might actually like pumpkin! :o)