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cheating on a bread


It is impossible to get through this busy time of year without cheating just a little… Right? I am totally guilty of cutting corners when rushed. A couple weeks ago I made a huge batch of scrumptious pumpkin bread out of the box (gasp!). I mixed the bread according to the box, but substituted pumpkin in exact proportion for the oil. It made the bread taste moist and completely homemade.

It may sound silly but giving up your perfection just a little can really help you celebrate well these coming months and I promise your bread will still taste great!

I also made a cinnamon buttered dip to go along with the bread and am sharing the recipe plus a cute way to package them together for favors today over at Project Wedding.



  • Rebecca - A Daily Something
    October 26, 2011 at 11:12 am

    I absolutely LOVE these pictures, Victoria!!! Did you do the photography?

    • Victoria
      October 26, 2011 at 11:37 am

      Rebecca, thanks! Yes, all the uncredited projects lately have been me behind the camera. I feel like I am learning so much every week and although not perfect it has been a lot of fun to learn a new skill set:)

  • Lena
    October 26, 2011 at 11:16 am

    What a genius substitution, and a delicious outcome!

  • Giulia
    October 26, 2011 at 11:51 am

    I’ve never had pumpkin bread. I like pumpkin soup but not pumpkin pie – maybe I’ll like this? I’ll have to try.
    My mother used to say her cookies were from a secret recipe when she made them from the box – she always made sure to read the ingredients on box and would say, just a little flour, oil, eggs and cinnamon…

    • Victoria
      October 26, 2011 at 12:00 pm

      Okay, that is so funny about your mom. Seriously! I need to use that line:)

  • Rach
    October 26, 2011 at 12:53 pm

    Cinnamon butter dip?! Why have I never made this?! I need to get on that, haha!

  • Erika @ A Tiny Rocket
    October 26, 2011 at 1:47 pm

    I die over pumpkin bread :) looks delicious.

  • Liz
    October 27, 2011 at 7:09 am

    YUMM! I love the idea of cinnamon butter!

  • bianca
    October 28, 2011 at 7:09 am

    What a great idea! I’m actually making banana bread today but I’m out of my secret ingredient so I’m going to use pumpkin puree instead! Hopefully this shortcut turns out to be a good one :)


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