Perfect Pumpkin Bread

Perfect Pumpkin Bread

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"This isn't the super-dense and greasy pumpkin loaf found in that famous coffee shop (rhymes with Jar Ducks). It's way better."
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2.5 - 3 hrs 10 servings
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  1. FOR THE TOPPING: Using fingers, combine all ingredients together in bowl until topping resembles wet sand; set aside.
  2. FOR THE BREAD: Make sure your oven rack is in the middle position; preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease two 8 1/2 by 4 1/2-inch loaf pans. Whisk flour, baking powder, and baking soda together in bowl.
  3. Combine pumpkin puree, salt, cinnamon, nutmeg, and cloves in large saucepan over medium heat. Cook mixture, stirring constantly, until reduced to 1½ cups (6 to 8 minutes). Remove pot from heat; stir in granulated sugar, brown sugar, oil, and cream cheese until combined. Let mixture stand for 5 minutes. Whisk until no visible pieces of cream cheese remain and mixture is homogeneous.
  4. Whisk together eggs and buttermilk. Add egg mixture to pumpkin mixture and whisk to combine. Fold flour mixture into pumpkin mixture until combined (some small lumps of flour are OK). Fold walnuts into batter. Scrape batter into prepared pans. Sprinkle topping evenly over top of each loaf. Bake until skewer inserted in center of loaf comes out mostly clean (skewer picks up some crumbs and color from the bottom), 45 to 50 minutes. Let breads cool in pans on wire rack for 20 minutes. Remove breads from pans and let cool for at least 1½ hours. Serve warm or at room temperature.
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