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My mom calls me today asking for THE Pumpkin Bread recipe. What makes this funny, is that it's her recipe. She has somehow misplaced her recipe card. Yeah, so turning into my mom, I know. Amazingly enough I actually found my copy of the recipe, in her handwriting, exactly where is was supposed to be... What is that you say? You think that is because my hubby is the one who deals with most of the recipes in this house? La-la-la, can't hear you.

Anyway, since I was typing in the recipe to email to her so she could bake bread tonight to take to church tomorrow, like she promised, I figured what the hell I'd post it for you. Share the wealth, two birds one stone... What's that you say? Lazy blogging at it's finest? Well normally I'd agree with you. But this pumpkin bread is seriously delicious. My mom used to make 3 batches when my sister and I would come home for a holiday. One batch each for us to take home and one batch to eat when we were at her house. Really, 9 loaves of bread for the two of us. Don't be thinking we actually shared with anyone else. My sister is 16 years older than me and I am not exaggerating when I say we nearly came to blows over the last of the pumpkin bread.

Pumpkin Bread

Makes 3 small or 2 large loaves
3 cups sugar
31/3 cups flour
2 cups pumpkin
1 cup cooking oil
4 eggs
2/3 cup water
1 tsp salt
1 tsp soda
1 tsp nutmeg
1 tsp cinnamon
1 tsp all spice
Beat eggs, cream sugar, add pumpkin, oil, water. Sift dry ingredients and add in.
Grease pans and bake at 350 for about 1 hour.

The loaves can be frozen and eaten later. However, there will be no leftovers from only 3 little loaves, so freezing is only for the ambitious that make multiple batches. And it's yummy when still icey, just thawed out. It also tastes great heated just a bit and slathered with butter, or if you are in the mood, cream cheese. But it doesn't NEED anything, it's so moist it melts in your mouth. And because it's pumpkin and bread it totally counts as breakfast. Oh yes, it does... What's that you say? La-la-la, can't hear you.

13 comments:

sounds delish.. If I could cook, I'd give this a try.. but instead.. I'm sending it to the woman who bakes for me.. so she can make me some..

Thanks..

October 1, 2008 at 3:35 PM  

!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

October 1, 2008 at 4:35 PM  

FYI, I just talked to my mom again and she suggests making it in a bundt pan.

October 1, 2008 at 4:37 PM  

SWEET. I will be making this soon.
Thanks for sharing.
Oh, this should makes a great breakfast. I swear I saw pumpkin bread at the big part of the food pyramid.

October 1, 2008 at 4:57 PM  

can't wait to try! do you use fresh or canned pumpkin?

October 1, 2008 at 5:16 PM  

sounds yummy and slightly nutritious...pumpkin is good for you :)

I sent the recipe to my mommy so she can make it for me LOL

October 1, 2008 at 5:16 PM  

Canned pumpkin.

Now my mom also told me today they used to sell 16oz=2cup size cans, and now the cans are only 15oz. But not to worry she says the recipe works just fine with only 15 oz.

October 1, 2008 at 5:19 PM  

My mother is not a good cook (real mother not mom mother) but one thing she always made and it was awesome was pumpkin bread. It was the ONLY recipe she never gave me. Harpy!

I will be trying this and if it's as good as you say, kisses will be winging to you from Texas.

October 1, 2008 at 5:27 PM  

Hi Karen! I found your blog off of Happy Meals and Happy Hour. I'm a Karen too! Love your blog. I can't wait to try the pumpkin bread, sounds great! I totally agree it counts has a breakfast food!

October 1, 2008 at 6:09 PM  

Welcome to all you new readers! I hope ya'll come back soon! And of course I love hearing from all my loyal fans too. I want to hear if any of you try the pumpkin bread.

October 1, 2008 at 6:51 PM  

Holy crap, how is it that, after reading this, I can smell it! YUMMY! Why, my love, after 5 years, did I never get to taste this???

PS -- Bet Riggins would LOVE him some pumpkin bread!

October 1, 2008 at 7:33 PM  

If the temp dips below 90 this weekend, I'll make some and send it off to MVP at college--he's a fan of anything pumpkin.

October 1, 2008 at 11:44 PM  

I remember this stuff...good stuff..especially when I am using the boxed stuff!! Kelsey is in pure agreement...pumpkin bread for breakfast...all over it!! I guess I might have to try it once I put up my twenty boxes of Halloween crap!!!

October 3, 2008 at 9:04 PM  

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