pumpkin chai bread

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By Francine Lizotte
from Surrey South, BC

This delicious recipe can be enjoyed for breakfast, as a snack or even for dessert. It’s the perfect bread to serve this season…

serves 1 loaf
prep time 15 Min
cook time 1 Hr 10 Min
method Bake

Ingredients For pumpkin chai bread

  • DOUGH
  • 2 c
    unbleached all-purpose flour, plus more for loaf pan
  • 1 tsp
    baking soda
  • 1 tsp
    chai masala powder
  • 1 tsp
    pumpkin pie spice
  • 1/2 tsp
    baking powder
  • 1/2 c
    (1 stick) unsalted butter, melted plus more to grease loaf pan
  • 3/4 c
    granulated sugar
  • 3/4 c
    brown sugar
  • 2 lg
    free-run eggs
  • 1 can
    (15 oz.) 100% pure pumpkin purée such as libby's
  • ICING
  • 4 oz
    light cream cheese, softened
  • 1 c
    icing sugar, sifted
  • pure vanilla extract
  • pumpkin seeds, as needed for topping
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How To Make pumpkin chai bread

  • 1
    Preheat oven to 350ºF/177ºC. Generously grease a large loaf pan with butter and dust with flour; set aside.
  • 2
    In a mixing bowl, add flour, baking soda, chai masala powder, pumpkin pie spice and baking powder. Whisk to blend the ingredients and set aside.
  • 3
    In the bowl of a stand mixer, add melted butter, granulated sugar and brown sugar. With the paddle attachment on, process on medium speed until just combined. Add an egg at a time and mix well between each addition.
  • 4
    Add pumpkin purée and process until well blended. Add the dry ingredients, reduce the speed to low, and mix until just combined, stopping to clean the sides of the bowl.
  • 5
    Pour the batter into the prepared loaf pan and level it out. Tap the pan to dislodge any trapped air, transfer to the preheated oven and bake for 1:10 hours or until a cake tester inserted in the center comes out clean with just a few crumbs.
  • 6
    Remove from the heat and allow it to cool for 10 minutes in the pan before unmolding and transferring to a wire rack to cool completely.
  • 7
    Meanwhile make the icing. In a medium bowl, add cream cheese and half of the icing sugar. Using a spatula, combine the two ingredients together before adding more sugar to it, blend it again with the cheese and then add the remainder of it. Add pure vanilla extract and continue mixing the ingredients until nice and smooth.
  • 8
    Transfer it to the fridge to firm up while the bread is getting to room temperature.
  • 9
    Later on, evenly spread on the icing over the loaf and top with pumpkin seeds
  • 10
    To view this recipe on YouTube, click on this link >>>> https://youtu.be/rbDved-xdrM
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