I am a big Fiesta fan and have a particular love affair with the bakeware. There is something about have a beautiful baking dish that makes preparing and eating food so much better. I’m pretty much in love with this beautiful loaf pan in lapis.
Today I wanted to share one of my favorite fall flavors – pumpkin! I don’t discriminate when it comes to pumpkin. I’ll take the cakes, the cookies, and pies, and the bread! Which is what I am going to be talking about today – bread. I love quick breads – but there is something about pumpkin that is so special. I adore that earthy flavor combined with the spices of the season. For a little punch of creaminess I added in a cream cheese filling. You’re looking at heaven on a plate right here.
The only thing I don’t like about this recipe is waiting for it to bake! I wish I could snap my fingers and have a perfectly baked quick bread in seconds. There is a plus side though – by the end of the baking time your house will smell like heaven.
If you can wait long enough for this baby to cool, you’ll cut into perfectly moist, flavorful pumpkin cream cheese bread. This recipes makes 2 loaves, so you won’t have to worry about sharing. You’ll have one for you, and one for a neighbor.
So without further delay – let me give you this easy, yummy, and perfect for fall recipe.
- about 1.5 lbs brussels sprouts
- 2 garlic cloves
- 5 pre-cooked bacon strips (or uncooked is fine, see separate instructions for uncooked bacon)
- 2 tbs coconut oil
- 1 green onion
- salt and pepper to taste
- a couple of tablespoons of water
- fresh parmesan cheese
- Wash brussels sprouts and cut in half. Chop up bacon, green onion and garlic cloves.
- Heat skillet on med-high heat. Add coconut oil and allow to heat up.
- When hot add garlic, brussels sprouts, bacon, onion and 1/2 tsp salt. Sauté till brussels sprouts start browning.(2-3 minutes) If sprout are brown but not crisp tender add a few tablespoons of water and allow them to steam for a few minutes till at desired tenderness.
- Top with fresh ground pepper, freshly shaved cheese and more salt if desired.
- -If using uncooked bacon fry bacon up first, remove from pan and chop. Leave a tablespoon or so plus a tablespoon of coconut oil and then continue as stated above.
Kadee is a contributor to Oh So Delicioso and provided the recipe and photography for this guest blog post.