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Pumpkin-Oat Bread

Total Time
1 hr
Prep
15 min
Cook
45 min
Serves
24
Difficulty
Easy
A fabulous fall snack. You get a generous piece of cake, topped with a crunchy walnut and an underlying hint of caramel flavor.
Ingredients

cooking spray

1 spray(s), flour-variety recommended

regular butter

½ cup(s), softened

packed light brown sugar

1½ cup(s)

egg(s)

3 large, beaten

canned pumpkin

2 cup(s)

table salt

¼ tsp

pumpkin pie spice

1 tsp, or more to taste

all-purpose flour

1½ cup(s)

uncooked quick oats

1½ cup(s)

baking soda

2½ tsp

walnut(s)

24 halves, cut into pieces

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350ºF. Coat a 10- X 15-inch baking dish with cooking spray.
  2. Using an electric mixer, in a large bowl, cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Add eggs and pumpkin; beat well. Add salt, pumpkin pie spice, flour, oats and baking soda; mix thoroughly. Pour batter into prepared baking dish and place walnut halves on top so there will be 1 walnut in the center of each piece of cake. Bake until a toothpick inserted in center of cake comes out clean, about 40 to 45 minutes.
  3. Cool in pan and cut into 24 pieces. Yields 1 piece per serving.
Notes
Spice up the batter with a dash of cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves, pepper, ginger or allspice.

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