Why do I make things like this knowing I can’t fully enjoy them?
This Easy Pumpkin Pull Apart Bread will have your mouth drooling and coming back for more.
You know what sucks? Having a creative mind when it comes to food and not being able fully enjoy what comes out of that mind. Why can’t I enjoy gorgeous and delicious dishes such as this Pumpkin Pull Apart Bread? Well I have gestational diabetes and foods with sugar, taste, or love is out of the question for me. Instead I have to eat one sugar-free cookie or sugar-free jello to get my fix. I do take small bites of these dishes to make sure it isn’t gross but don’t go overboard. Just so you know. You can still trust me.
Although Fall started yesterday (and it still doesn’t feel like it) I am already weeks ahead of schedule where the leaves are changing colors, I’m wearing my boots, and the weather is comfortable. Not this miserable heat and humidity that we were plagued with this summer. Let’s talk about the summer for a minute. Is it me or did this summer make you hate summers? Oh my gosh I was miserable. Sure, we can say it was because of the pregnancy, my swollen feet that looks like mini pigs in a blanket, or the aches and pains in my lower back and ribs. But I say “NO”! It was just an ugly a** summer! I am ready to open my windows, make pies (although I can’t eat them), go to the Pumpkin Patch, and enjoy my last few weeks as a non-parent.
When I am able to open those windows, you better believe I will be making this Pumpkin Pull Apart Bread for the birds and the entire neighborhood to smell. When they smell this delicious bread they will want to know where the heavenly scent is descending and how they make whatever it is they are smelling. I will have the birds chirping, the worms wiggling, and the cicadas wishing they didn’t have to wait 17 years in the ground just to be close to that delicious smell. Well the good news is that you don’t have to wait to experience the greatness of the smell. You can experience it right away. This Pumpkin Pull Apart Bread takes no time to make and even less time to eat. All you need is a can of flaky Biscuits, some pumpkin puree, and a few other simple ingredients and you are just moments away from enjoying the bread that you are drooling over in this picture. I can’t blame you. It does look pretty sexy.
- 1 can Flaky Biscuits
- ½ can pumpkin puree
- 1 egg
- ¼ c. sugar
- 1 tsp. Vanilla extract
- ½ tsp. Maple extract
- 2 c. Lite Brown Sugar
- 1 ¼ c. powdered sugar
- 1 tsp. Vanilla extract
- Pinch of salt
- 4 tbsp. Butter melted
- 2 tbsp. Milk
- ½ c. roasted pecans
- Preheat oven to 350 Degrees and spray a 8.5X4.5 loaf pan with baking spray and set aside.
- In a medium sized bowl, mix the pumpkin puree, egg, sugar, and both extracts together. Place the brown sugar in a separate bowl. Open the can of biscuits and slice each biscuit in half making 2 thinner biscuits.
- Take one of the biscuits and dredge through the pumpkin puree coating both sides of the biscuit. Dip in the brown sugar and coat on both sides. Place in the loaf pan facing upward. Continue the process until all biscuits have been coated and stacked alongside of each other making a row. Sprinkle the pecans on top.
- NOTE: Your coating of both brown sugar and pumpkin puree doesn't have to be very thick. This could make the bread a bit sweet. Just use enough to coat both sides.
- Place in the oven with the rack in the middle and bake for 30-35 minutes, or until golden brown. Once the bread is finished baking set aside and begin to make the glaze.
- In a separate bowl, add the powdered sugar, melted butter, salt, vanilla extract, and mix. If the glaze is too thick, add ½ tbsp of milk at a time until it has reached a desirable consistency. However, you don’t want it too thin. Just a little thinner than cake frosting.
- While the bread is still warm, drizzle with the icing and allow to set. Serve as desired.
- NOTE: You can keep the bread in the pan or remove the bread by placing a plate or a chopping board on top of the pan, flip the pan, and the bread should slide out. Once it does, take another plate and place on top of the bread, which will be the bottom, and flip so the bread can be right side up. Then drizzle with the icing.