It’s Pumpkin Time…

Well, it’s hard to believe that we are approaching the holiday season. Baking season is almost upon us. One of my absolute favorite things to bake in the fall is pumpkin bread. It’s sooooo easy, it’s sooooo good, and smells sooooo wonderful. I love to have a slice with my coffee in the morning, in the evening, and any other time I want a sweet treat.

I also love to share this bread with others, so I am going to post the recipe so you can try it for yourself. I hope you enjoy it. This recipe makes two large loaves, or three small loaves, or you could make muffins.

Wet Ingredients: 1 can of solid pumpkin, 2/3 cups of water, 3 eggs, and 1 cup of oil (I use Canola)

Dry Ingredients: 3 1/2 cups of sifted all purpose flour, 1 tsp. baking powder, 2 tsp. baking soda, 1  1/2 tsp. salt, 3 cups sugar, 1 tsp. each of ground cinnamon, cloves & nutmeg, and 1/2 – 1 cup chopped nuts (I use walnuts).

Preheat the oven at 350. I mix the wet ingredients in my mixer first, then gradually at the dry ingredients. Be sure to grease your bread pans well. Bake for approximately 50 minutes – 1 hour. Check with a toothpick for dryness. Muffins will bake a lot quicker (20 – 30 minutes). Time will depend on the size of your loaves – larger = more time, smaller = less.

This is a great recipe to make for the upcoming holidays, and also makes great gifts for the neighbors.


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