November 8, 2007

Trader Joe’s Pumpkin Bread

Favorite Trader Joe’s Item #8: Pumpkin Bread & Muffin Mix

So Tuesday night I was trying to figure out what a Trader Joe’s product was called, and I ended up finding this website thru Google: www.traderjoesfan.com

After spending a short amount of time searching through the recipes, I found this one for Chewy Oatmeal Pumpkin Bread. I read the recipe and got excited because I had all the exact ingredients in my pantry. Don’t you just love when that happens? It’s like the stars aligned just for me. And I thanked those stars by whipping out something delicious from my oven.

Two of the main ingredients needed from Trader Joe’s are:

A box of Pumpkin Spiced Bread & Muffin Mix:

trader joe's pumpkin bread & muffin mix

A can of pumpkin puree (only 1 cup is needed though):

organic pureed pumpkin

Here’s the work in progress:

mixing the oatmeal in

I immediately whipped it out and tada!! The only part that takes awhile is the baking time. I guarantee that it will make your house smell like Thanksgiving!

I’ve had it for breakfast the past two mornings. The oatmeal makes it a very hearty bread with a nice crunchy/chewy crust. I think tomorrow I might toast a slice, put some cream cheese on top and then a dollop of my Trader Joe’s pumpkin butter. Wait- maybe I’ll do that tonight?

Here’s their recipe in case you don’t feel like moving

Chewy Oatmeal Pumpkin Bread

  • 1 package of Trader Joe’s Pumpkin Bread and Muffin Mix
  • 2 Eggs
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 cup Trader Joe’s Organic Canned Pumpkin
  • 1/2 cup sugar (you might want a bit more)
  • 1 1/4 cup oats
  • 1/4 cup raisins (i made my 1/4 cup a HEAPING 1/4 cup)

Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees. Combine sugar, oil, eggs & pumpkin puree. Stir in the Pumpkin Bread mix. Add the oats & raisins. Pour into a greased loaf pan. Bake for 1 hour & 15 minutes. You might want to cover the top with foil (I did this when there was 30 minutes left) to prevent the top from burning.

  • Anna

    Grrr if only it didn’t need a mix! I think I’m going to have to try to invent my own recipe for something like this, because it looks amazing!!

    Don’t you just love that there’s a grocery store with a fan site?

  • xsquared

    I just spent far more time than is reasonable on that fan site 😉 Great resource! Your pumpkin bread looks delicious!

  • Ez

    I absolutely adore Trader Joe’s Pumpkin Bread Mix… but yesterday while shopping I moseyed on over to their sample station where they were serving it topped with their new Pear Sauce! OMG… it is pure heaven! It elevated the bread to a level that I didn’t even know was possible to reach! Yum!
    Anyhow… give it a try!

    Have a beautiful day!


  • erin

    hey bebe, are the ingredients in that mix vegan by any chance? that might be too good to be true. your husband is a lucky man. i hope he knows this.

  • Tracy

    woot: i’ll have to check the back when i get home. it does require eggs-but I’m sure you can sub in some applesauce. husband is lucky man. confirmed!

    EZ: wow pear sauce…i’m aching to try that! now i’m dreaming of a huge slice in a bowl with a large scoop of vanilla bean gelato on top….drizzled with caramel & topped with toasted walnuts. Oh god…why is lunch so far away?

    xsquared: there ARE a lot of interesting recipes there. one’s i would never have thought of!

  • CityMarketSally

    You are killing me with all of the Trader Joe’s goodness this month. I live in downtown Kansas City and we’re waging our very own, albeit small, campaign to land a Trader Joe’s. I was in Chicago a couple of weekends ago and spent an hour in Trader Joe’s…I’m so jealous!!!! Love your blog.

  • Lizzy

    I may replace my chocolate banana bread with this one on Thanksgiving! Nice work!

  • Tracy

    oh lizzy! maybe i’ll send you some!

  • heather

    oh yeah! i have all of these things to make it this weekend!!!!!!

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