Pumpkin Bread & Punkins


What do you do with two punkins on a Friday morning?

Make pumpkin bread, of course!

What’s the best part of baking?

Snitching, of course!

I won’t leave you in suspense. Here is our pumpkin bread recipe, which we make for every new arrival in the neighborhood, and pretty often for ourselves, too…

Spiced Pumpkin Bread

3 c. sugar
1 c. vegetable oil
3 large eggs
1 16-ounce can solid pack pumpkin (NOT pie filling!)
3 c. flour
1 tsp. ground cloves
1 tsp. ground nutmg
1 tsp. ground cinnamon
1/4 tsp. allspice
1 tsp. baking soda
1/2 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. baking powder

Oven 350.

Butter & flour two bread loaf pans. Beat sugar & oil in a large bowl. Mix in eggs and pumpkin.

Sift flour, cloves, cinnamon, nutmeg, baking soda, salt & baking powder into another large bowl. Stir into pumpkin mixture in two additions (I use the kitchen aid).

Divide batter equally between prepared pans. Bake until a tester comes out clean, about 1 hour 10 minutes. Transfer to racks & cool 10 minutes. Using knife, cut around the edge of loaves. Turn loaves out onto racks to cool completely.


Linked to Wordful Wednesday, Special Exposure Wednesday, You Capture & WFMW.

10 thoughts on “Pumpkin Bread & Punkins

  1. Kate,

    Saw a mom with two preschoolers, one with down’s syndrome, at the grocery store yesterday. The kids were in one of those sit side by side carts and they were sharing a giant chocolate chip cookie. Very precious…very messy 🙂

    Couldn’t help thinking of you and all the challenges and blessings you face day in and day out.

    Bless you–enjoy your punkins and pumpkin bread 🙂

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