This is one of the most incredible sandwich breads you'll ever meet. It's not sweet so it won't compete with savory fillings. It's unusual enough that you can really let your creative nature go wild. You'll have fun with this bread.
Here, we'll present three sandwiches. The first is our signature sandwich for our pumpkin walnut bread: Grilled Cheese with Bacon and Beans. Grilled cheese on pumpkin bread deserves a whole cookbook but the other two sandwiches here are not shabby either.
This bread is resourceful! Look what you can make with it. And isn't that a nice reflection on you!
You can make big loaves or little loaves. They can be round or square. You can make dinner rolls or sandwich buns. It's not a sweet bread but you can make it sweet.
How to make your pumpkin bread round
The big round loaves were made in 9-inch cake pans. Use your cake pan just like a bread pan. Let it rise until the first blisters just start to form. Bake it for 30 minutes at 350 degrees or until the center of the loaf registers 190 degrees with your kitchen thermometer. This loaf makes for fun, attractive sandwiches.
It also makes fabulous sandwich buns. If you are making pumpkin walnut sandwich or dinner rolls, make them twelve in a 9x13-inch baking pan. Give them plenty of time to rise.
Consider the sandwiches you can make with Pumpkin Walnut Bread!
A Grilled Cheese Sandwich with Bacon and Beans on Pumpkin Walnut Bread
This is our signature sandwich for pumpkin walnut bread. The beans seem a little crazy on a sandwich but no more so than chili on a hot dog--and this is better.
This is a grilled sandwich with bacon, beans, and mozzarella cheese. It's no minor accomplishment.
Somehow it just seems that this bread was made for grilled sandwiches and grilled cheese on pumpkin bread is extraordinaire. If you like grilled cheese sandwiches (who doesn't), you deserve this bread.
A Peanut Butter and Jelly Sandwich with Bananas
Somehow this seems like one too many flavors--peanut butter, jelly, and bananas on pumpkin bread. But it isn't. The jelly's sweetness it just enough without being domineering.
If anything, the peanut butter tends to be domineering, so spread it thinly. In this case, the peanut butter was heated in the microwave until it was almost syrupy.
If you are a fan of creative peanut butter and jam sandwiches, try our cinnamon and sugar crusted PB&J sandwiches. I think the pumpkin walnut bread would work very well with these crusted sandwiches also.
A Turkey Sandwich with Pears and Pina Colada Jelly
I told you this bread is resourceful. It inspires creativity,
Pear and pumpkin is a classic combination. It's joined with turkey and turkey matches well with sweets from apples to cranberries so pear with turkey works. But the real wrinkle is the pina colada jelly. That's unique. The pumpkin walnut bread is unique.
Are you open to a grand adventure?
Apricot Cream Cheese on Pumpkin Walnut Bread
Now we're entertaining a little sweetness. Apricot and cream cheese are both strong enough flavors to compete with the earthiness of the pumpkin.
I have a story here. One day, back when we had the store open, we had some pumpkin walnut bread baked up in round loaves. We took a couple bricks of cream cheese, softened them in the microwave, and then whipped them in the stand-type mixer. We added enough really good apricot syrup to turn the cream cheese a beautiful reminiscent of an early morning sunrise.
Served on that bread, we sold a lot of pumpkin bread.That apricot cream cheese would also work well on a traditional pumpkin quick bread, a sweet bread.
What are you going to create with your pumpkin walnut bread?