Fun Thanksgiving Aprons & 3 Pumpkin Bread Recipes

One thing that I love about the fall is pumpkin and pumpkin bread. I also love Thanksgiving because of all of the pumpkin you get to use. Combining things I love like pumpkin, baking and aprons means that I also get to shop for a bunch of fun thanksgiving aprons which are some of the most fun.  You have fun thanksgiving aprons with turkeys talking about cooking turkey, you have fun fall prints like leaves and fall colors like red and yellow.  You also get pilgrim aprons, Indian aprons and even ones that are designer and you can only actually get to wear for the holiday since these thanksgiving aprons are kind of insane and pretty much only appropriate during the holiday.  Below are some random fabulous and fun thanksgiving aprons that you can buy to support this blog and also three things you can do with pumpkin bread to make it even more fun.

pumpkin bread recipe

pumpkin bread recipe

Pumpkin bread recipes.

I like to cheat when I make pumpkin bread. I buy the Libby’s pumpkin bread kits that you can find in the grocery stores. It comes with everything you need except for the 4 eggs, the vegetable oil and water. It also only takes a couple of minutes to put the entire mix together so you can save a ton of time and actually get a really good tasting pumpkin bread. They even give you icing so you don’t have to mix powdered sugar and milk together to create one. Here are 3 fun ideas you can do with your pumpkin bread to make it more fun.

1. Change the flavor.

Anyone can make pumpkin bread and it will taste amazing. Here are three ways to change the flavor a bit so that it becomes a bit different and something that only you know how to do. The first thing I do is take 1 tablespoon of cocoa powder and drop it in the bread mix. I then take a teaspoon or less of ancho chili powder to make it spicy. Because pumpkin bread is already thick, you can add in a rich chocolate and spicy kick so it becomes an american version of a Mexican, chocolate flowerless cake. Two other ways to change it are to add in 1 tablespoon of cinnamon sugar per loaf so you get a cinnamon sugar pumpkin bread. When I pull it out of the oven, I sprinkle another layer of cinnamon sugar on top and then use the icing. The last way I change it is to make it more like pumpkin pie by using pumpkin pie spices like ginger and other flavors you have in pumpkin pies.

2. Pumpkin bread muffins

Anyone can make muffins out of pumpkin bread. You pour it into a muffin tin and bake. Here are a couple of things you can do to make your pumpkin muffins more fun. 1. Cut off the top and then hollow out the inside after you cook them. Fill the inside with strawberries and a buttercream icing or cream cheese icing and then use a little bit of icing on the bottom part of the top to make sure it holds onto the muffin again. The second fun thing to do with a pumpkin muffin is to carve a hole through the top and save the top part so you can place it over the hole. Then melt caramel and a small amount of sea salt and pour your salted caramel into the middle of the muffin. This tastes amazing and everyone will love tasting the pumpkin muffin with the salted caramel inside.

3. Pumpkin bread decorating

Everyone thinks of decorating gingerbread, but pumpkin bread is just as fun for you and your kids. All you have to do is bake it on a large and shallow pan and then use cookie cutters to cut out the shapes once the bread is cooked. You can use the left over bread for other recipes and desserts. You can use gingerbread men shapes, stars, candy canes and anything else. Then give your kids frosting, candy and other fun things that they can use to decorate their pumpkin bread cutouts.

I love Thanksgiving because of the fun things you can do in the kitchen and also because of all of the fabulous thanksgiving aprons you can buy. I also love the flavors which you can only get around this time of year like pumpkin and pumpkin bread. Thank you again for reading and feel free to leave a comment or your own favorite pumpkin bread recipe below.