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My husband absolutely loves his pumpkin bread and pretty much any other recipe that has pumpkin in it. It’s his major downfall at Starbucks LOL. It’s the sole reason why we can’t walk out of there without spending at least $10. I was browsing one of my all time favorite blogs (Alexandra Cooks) for delicious recipes and came across this recipe for pumpkin bread… it looks perfect! I am going to be testing it out very shortly and hopefully we can now save a few bucks at Starbucks each week too. Here’s the link to Alexandra Cooks’ full recipe: Alexandra Cooks: Pumpkin Bread Many people forget that pumpkins can actually be eaten, they just buy them to carve into jack-o’-lanterns. There are however some pretty delicious recipes you can make with the humble pumpkin. Read this guide to learn about our favorite holiday pumpkin recipes. Pumpkin Bread You will need: – 3 and 1/3 cup flour – 2 tsp cinnamon – 1 and 1/2 tsp salt – 2 tsp baking soda – 1 and 1/2 cup sugar – 1 and 1/2 cup brown sugar – 1 cup vegetable oil – 2/3 cup water – 1 x pumpkin – 4 eggs – 1 tablespoon milk Start by preheating the oven to 350 degrees. Then grease two loaf tins using butter, or non stick spray. Mix together the baking soda, flour, cinnamon, nutmeg and salt. In another bowl mix the sugar, brown sugar and oil. Use an electric mixer to make sure everything is thoroughly mixed. Add the pumpkin and continue beating. Spoon the mixture into the loaf tins. Bake for around an hour until golden brown. Remove from pans and allow to cool. Pumpkin Mac and Cheese A delicious treat for tea time, it tastes even better than regular Mac and cheese! You will need: – 2 cups macaroni – 2 tablespoons flour – 1/2 tsp salt – 1 cup milk – 4 oz cheese – 1 x pumpkin – 1 tbsp sage – 1/2 cup bread crumbs – 1/2 cup Parmesan – 1/3 cup walnuts – chopped – 1 tbsp olive oil – 2 tbsp butter The oven needs to be preheated to 350 degrees. The pasta should be cooked by following the directions on the packet. Drain pasta and put it back in the empty pot. Then melt the butter, mix in flour, add salt and pepper. Add milk to the mix and stir. Cook until the mixture thickens. Then stir in the pasta to coat everything. Pour the pasta into an oven safe dish. Mix the bread crumbs, Parmesan, oil and walnuts together. Sprinkle over the pasta and bake for 30 minutes. Leave 10 minutes before serving. These delicious recipes just go to show that pumpkins are nice and tasty things to eat, they aren’t just suitable for carving into lanterns at Halloween. That’s simply a waste, try some delicious pumpkin recipes out today! Additional Resources: Looking for more copycat recipes? Don’t miss this article by Copycat Recipes and also this one from Oh My Gosh Beck.