Pumpkin Oatmeal Bread

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I’m about to say something wild. And crazy. Hold on tight, here.

Pumpkin is not just for quick bread.

That’s right. You can make a yeast bread with pumpkin, too! I’m sure you’re all gripping the edges of your seats right now.

Okay, so this may not be a huge revolution to anyone. But when I found this recipe for Pumpkin Oatmeal Bread in the Artisan Bread in Five Minutes a Day book, I was pretty excited. I’ve never made (or heard of) a yeast bread that used pumpkin. So I definitely needed to give it a whirl.

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Pumpkin Cheesecake

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PUMPKIN CHEESECAKE. It ticks all the important boxes:

√ It’s easy.
√ It’s impressive.
√ It’s pumpkin-y.

Count me in. I took this to a fall get-together last weekend. When I opened the cake holder to reveal this glorious dessert, I was asked, “Now what is that?” When I responded, “Pumpkin Cheesecake,” I received a coveted response:

“Oooooooooh.”

And that makes my heart happy. I don’t know why, but it sure does. Nothing better than cooking for people who love what you make.

“You MADE that?”

Then the sudden shyness takes over and I just nod and smile.

Because I am (typically) not one to gloat and brag. (I am the wallflower, the introvert, who wants to quietly please your taste buds.) And although this pumpkin cheesecake looks like something masterful, something skillful, something hard… it’s totally not.

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