Well, the bread was a success. I made 6 mini loafs using the Martha Stewart pan my sister got me and they baked up in under a half hour (much nicer than the 60 minutes for one full size loaf). I would suggest sprinkling them with sugar before baking. They have a rather robust taste and the small bit of kosher salt makes them really different than any pumpkin quick bread I've tasted. These loaves could go either way...I can picture them along side a good Octoberfest beer OR a cup of coffee. See recipe link in the "good things" post a couple down.
ETA: It tastes like gingersnaps! When I had a bite this morning, it hit me. Very yummy.