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Pumpkin Cinnamon Raisin Bread #PumpkinWeek

Comfort food with a fall twist — pumpkin cinnamon raisin bread is studded with raisins with a swirl of cinnamon, butter and brown sugar.

Comfort food with a fall twist — pumpkin cinnamon raisin bread is studded with raisins with a swirl of cinnamon, butter and brown sugar. #PumpkinWeek

Welcome to Day 4 of #PumpkinWeek, hosted by Terri of Love and Confections! After you check out my pumpkin cinnamon raisin bread, don't forget to scroll down to the bottom of the post for links to more pumpkin-filled recipes by other bloggers.

#PumpkinWeek 2016

Comfort food means different things to different people. For some, it's a big dish of mac and cheese. For others, it's a warm bowl of soup. For me, it's bread. Even better, cinnamon raisin bread, toasted, with butter.

On a chilly fall night, while some might curl up with a mug of hot chocolate, I make myself some toast. I can't explain why it's comforting. For me, it just is.

Comfort food with a fall twist — pumpkin cinnamon raisin bread is studded with raisins with a swirl of cinnamon, butter and brown sugar. #PumpkinWeek

This bread is flavored with pumpkin and the usual complementary spices of cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg, cloves and allspice. As a shortcut, you can substitute 1 teaspoon of pumpkin pie spice mix, if you have it on hand. Raisins are kneaded right into the bread dough.

Then there's the delicious cinnamon sugar swirl. Cinnamon and yeast do not get along. That is the reason for using a full tablespoonful of yeast rather than the standard package size of 2 ¼ teaspoons, and for adding the remaining cinnamon in the swirl instead of straight into the bread dough.

Comfort food with a fall twist — pumpkin cinnamon raisin bread is studded with raisins with a swirl of cinnamon, butter and brown sugar. #PumpkinWeek

As I mentioned in Tuesday's cinnamon rolls recipe post, there's no need to be intimidated by yeast. Get yourself a food thermometer to temp your liquid to ensure it's not too hot or too cold, and get tips in that post to learn how to tell when your dough is properly kneaded.

This bread makes delicious toast with a light smear of butter or cream cheese. Double the recipe to make one loaf to keep and one to give away. Wrap it up in a food-safe plastic bag tied with baker's twine and give as a hostess gift on Thanksgiving.

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Comfort food with a fall twist — pumpkin cinnamon raisin bread is studded with raisins with a swirl of cinnamon, butter and brown sugar. #PumpkinWeek

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Adapted from King Arthur Flour

Comfort food with a fall twist — pumpkin cinnamon raisin bread is studded with raisins with a swirl of cinnamon, butter and brown sugar. #PumpkinWeek

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Hezzi-D

Sunday 9th of October 2016

I lvoe homemade bread and this flavor combination sounds incredible!

Wendy

Thursday 6th of October 2016

just when you thought that cinnamon raisin bread couldn't get any better....you go and add pumpkin. YUM