Cream Cheese Filled Pumpkin Bread

With fall upon us and everyone talking about pumpkin flavored stuff I decided  to make this Cream Cheese Filled Pumpkin Bread recipe I found at http://www.averiecooks.com It was awesome and, after her initial hesitation, my 3 year old gave it a try….she LOVED it 🙂

Ingredients:

Bread:

  • 1 1/4 cup pumpkin puree
  • 1/2 cup light brown sugar, packed
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 2 teaspoons cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil
  • 1/4 cup sour cream
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 cup all purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • pinch of salt

Cream Cheese Filling:

  • 1 large egg
  • 6 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 3 tablespoons flour

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Spray 9×5 loaf pan with floured cooking spray.
  3. Bread-In a large bowl, whisk together the first 10 ingredients.
  4. Add the flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt then stir gently with a spoon until just combined. DO NOT OVERMIX
  5. Cream Cheese Filling-In a large bowl, add all the ingredients and use hand mixer to combine.
  6. Spoon about two-thirds of the bread mix into loaf pan, smoothing and pushing into the corners.
  7. Pour the cream cheese mixture on top, smoothing and pushing into the corners.
  8. Top filling with remaining pumpkin batter, carefully smoothing and pushing into the corners.
  9. Bake for 45-55 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean.
  10. Cool bread for 15 minutes before serving.

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