Pumpkin Swirl Bread Tips
Can you freeze Pumpkin Swirl Bread?
Yes. Make sure the bread is completely cool before wrapping it up to freeze
. You don't want to trap in any excess moisture from steam. When you’re certain it's cool, wrap it in plastic wrap (two layers doesn’t hurt!) or store in resealable plastic freezer bags. You can keep the unglazed bread in the freezer for two months. When you’re ready to eat, defrost it in the fridge until thawed.
How long does Pumpkin Swirl Bread last?
To keep this bread fresh, store it in the refrigerator for up to a week.
How do I make sure the middle is done before the outside burns?
It can be tricky to tell when quick breads
with fillings are ready to come out of the oven. For best results, use a digital thermometer and take the loaf out between 200° and 205° degrees. Another trick is to cover the loaf for the last 20 minutes of baking with aluminum foil. This ensures the middle cooks while the top stays golden.
Can I make the cream cheese filling dairy-free or sugar-free?
To make the cream cheese filling dairy-free, use your favorite vegan or dairy-free cream cheese in the same weight amounts. You can also swap out the whole milk for your favorite non-dairy milk. For a bread with less sugar, use 3/4 cup Splenda (or a similar sugar alternative
) and 2-1/4 cups regular sugar. For the filling, replace the sugar with 1/4 cup Splenda or another substitute.