Caramel Macchiato Pumpkin Bread - A delicious pumpkin bread infused with the flavors of fall. Grab a slice and a cup of coffee and breathe in the season!
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You know that super picky kid of mine? You know, the 7 year old, impossibly picky, I won't even eat a grilled cheese, kid named Josh. Well, that strange eater who won't touch melted cheese or pasta sauce has a major obsession with all things pumpkin. I know. He's weird. I have a love of pumpkin but I'm pretty sure it didn't develop until adulthood.
Either way, finally having another pumpkin lover in the house means I have an excuse to bake all things delicious with pumpkin!
Josh has been asking me to make banana bread (one of his faves) lately and I thought I would surprise him with a pumpkin bread instead. While he was at school the other day I popped out to grab a can of pumpkin and the other essentials I would need. I went down the dairy aisle to grab some cream to make an icing for the pumpkin bread and noticed the flavored creamers. Since they immediately caught my eye, I browsed the flavors. Oh man, each one sounded as tempting as the last. I started brainstorming and decided that not only would these creamers make my coffee that much better (come on, you guys know me, I need coffee with my treats), but they would add a fun, unique flavor to my pumpkin bread too!
LIGHTBULB MOMENT - REPLACE LIQUID IN RECIPE WITH FLAVORED CREAMER
My original thought was that I would use the creamer to make just my icing, but then I thought, what could be better than pumpkin except a little caramel macchiato mixed with pumpkin. So, I replaced the liquid in my recipe with the creamer! I don't know if I'd say it was genius but.....it was genius!
So, this Caramel Macchiato Pumpkin Bread, is it a dessert or a breakfast?
I say it's whatever you want it to be.
Here's what I do with it:
I ship the kids off to school. Then, I come home and turn on a podcast or an audiobook, cut myself a nice big slab of the Caramel Macchiato Pumpkin Bread and place it right next to my coffee. I savor every bite, every sip, alone. Everything tastes better when there is peace and calmness in the house. I take my time and indulge in the coffee and the bread. I know this time is short, as my daughter is only at school for 2.5 hours. And, no, I'm not being totally selfish. I get a piece on a plate waiting for when they get home too.
- non-stick spray
- 2 C flour
- 1 tsp baking soda
- 1 tsp baking powder
- ½ tsp salt
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- ½ tsp nutmeg
- ¼ tsp ground cloves
- ¼ tsp ground allspice
- 2 eggs
- ½ C oil
- 1 ½ C sugar granulated
- ½ C International Delight® Caramel Macchiato Creamer
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 15 oz pure pumpkin
- 1 T butter melted
- 1 C confectioner's sugar
- 3 T International Delight® Caramel Macchiato Creamer
Spray loaf pan w/ non stick spray
Whisk together first 8 ingredients in a bowl. Set aside.
In a separate bowl mix together eggs, oil, sugar, creamer and vanilla. Once smooth, mix in pumpkin.
Fold dry ingredients into wet.
Pour mixture into loaf pan and bake at 350 for 1 hr 10 min.
Allow to cool slightly in pan for a few minutes and then turn out onto cooling rack to finish cooling.
In a bowl whisk together icing ingredients.
Drizzle over bread.