Pumpkin Bread with Cream Cheese Filling

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This bread is absolutely delicious. It’s like having pumpkin pie and cheesecake for breakfast…okay okay, and lunch. I didn’t make any changes to the recipe. Just a note – a 15 oz can of pumpkin is equal to 1 and 3/4 cups.

Next time, I’ll try using all whole wheat flour. I might also leave out the walnuts and make a little more cream cheese filling.

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August 29, 2009. Tags: , , , , , , . Bread, Breakfast Baking. Leave a comment.

Oatmeal Breakfast Bread

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I had some applesauce lying around that I wanted to use, so I was happy to find this recipe. It also gave me a chance to use whole-wheat flour.

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I used a pretty old, spotty loaf pan – big mistake. When I took it out, there were tiny bits of metal flakes stuck to the sides of the bread. I cut off the sides (pictured below), which is too bad because I love crusts. Needless to say, I threw the pan in the trash.

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August 29, 2009. Tags: , , , , , , , , , , . Bread, Breakfast Baking. Leave a comment.

Cinnamon Raisin Granola

I made a few changes to thisĀ recipe

  • Added 1/3 cup wheat germ
  • Added 1 cup chopped walnut pieces
  • Decreased brown sugar to 2 tablespoons

I baked it for 20 minutes, taking it out every 5 minutes to stir.

This is before it went into the oven. It's best to use as large a pan as you can find so that you can spread a thin layer of granola - that way it'll bake evenly.

This is before it went into the oven. It's best to use as large a pan as you can find so that you can spread a thin layer of granola - that way it'll bake evenly.

A close-up, before baking.

A close-up, before baking

Right out of the oven - nice and golden!

Right out of the oven - nice and golden!

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After adding a cup of raisins

After adding a cup of raisins

All done!

All done!

August 7, 2009. Tags: , , , , , , . Breakfast Baking. Leave a comment.

Scottish Oat Scones

Recipe can be found here:

http://allrecipes.com/Recipe/Scottish-Oat-Scones/Detail.aspx

The recipe makes two round circles of four scones each (so, eight in total). For some reason I only photographed half of the recipe…oh, right, we probably ate the other half before I had a chance to take any photos!

Overall, not a bad recipe. I added raisins and walnuts (instead of currants). It’s a little dry and it seems more like a hearty breakfast cookie than a scone. But hey, it tastes good, so I’m not complaining!

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July 29, 2009. Tags: , , , , , , , , , , . Breakfast Baking. Leave a comment.