Slender Pumpkin Bread

As I sit here in my post-feast coma (yes, still), I am trying to come up with something really clever and witty for you. 
Nope, nothing.

Not today. I can't think of anything more than how much I want the entire loaf of this pumpkin bread. 

Mmmm....pumpkin bread....

a cup of coffee....

your favorite blanket and a fire...

(maybe some Christmas decorations making their way into your living room?)

Yeah, I would make the bread too.




(Recipe adapted from A Delightful Home)
Ingredients
2 cups whole wheat flour
1/2 tsp. sea salt
3/4 tsp. baking soda
1 tsp. cinnamon
1/2 tsp. cardamom
1/2 tsp. nutmeg
1/4 cup butter (half a stick; salted)
1/2 cup maple syrup
1 tbsp. Truvia for baking
1 egg
1 c. pumpkin puree
Pecans for top 

Directions
Preheat oven to 350° F.

Mix dry ingredients in a bowl. Set aside. Beat the wet ingredients in another bowl. Slowly add the dry mix to the wet until fully stirred. Non-stick a pan, and add dough to the pan. Garnish the top with pecans, walnuts, chocolate chips, cranberries, etc. I just used pecans.

Bake for 50 minutes and let cool. Enjoy hot with butter! Or, for extra sweetness, try adding a bit of truvia to the slice.