Pumpkin Cream Cheese Bread

We’re incredibly fond of the combination of pumpkin and cream cheese (but who isn’t?) and this quick bread is a testament to the beauty of that delicious duo. The tang of the cream cheese plays off the subtly spiced bread so well. And that cute little smiley ribbon of cream cheese running through it ensures that you get a little bit of that goodness in every bite. You don’t even need to spread anything on this after you slice it up! The delicious filling takes care of that.

INGREDIENTS

For the bread:
1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
1 1/2 cups sugar
1 cup canned pumpkin (NOT pumpkin pie filling)
1/2 cup vegetable oil
2 eggs
2 teaspoons cinnamon
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
1/4 teaspoon allspice
1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
1/4 teaspoon salt

For the filling:
1 package (8 oz) cream cheese, softened
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1 tablespoon all-purpose flour
1 egg
1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Please see the 2nd Page for Directions