About a month ago a friend of mine asked if my family would eat pumpkin bread and I wasn't about to turn it down, even though (at the time) I thought I didn't like pumpkin bread. I wanted to be polite and I knew the Mr. would eat it so I gracious accepted it.
Fast forward to later that evening when I was up late doing some blog stuff on the computer and wanting a little snack. I decided to try a little bit of the pumpkin bread. I toasted it, spread butter on it and was hooked at first bite. I'm not lying when I say I went to bed thinking about it and couldn't wait to wake up the next morning so I could have it for breakfast. It was THAT good. I just kept wondering how in the world I went 36 years without knowing that I liked pumpkin bread.
My kids ate it, the Mr. ate it and I certainly ate my fair share. It was gone in a day and I needed more. I couldn't stop thinking about it so I emailed my friend, begged for the recipe and, of course, she sent it to me! Here's the thing. I didn't even own loaf pans. So, while I was shopping for the needed ingredients I also added some loaf pans to my grocery cart.
Pumpkin Bread Recipe
3 cups sugar
1 cup oil
1 16 ounce can pumpkin
3 cups plain flour, unsifted
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon ground cloves
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1 cup pecans (chopped)
*Note- I made mine without the pecans.
1. Mix first four ingredients well.
2. Add dry ingredients and spices.
3. Mix thoroughly.
4. Fold in nuts.
5. Divide mixture among three loaf pans which have been greased and floured.
6. Bake at 350 degrees for 55-65 minutes.
*Note - Check around 45 minutes because mine got a little overdone.
This recipe makes 3 loaves, which is great if you want to share some with friends and neighbors like my sweet friend did. Or, if you love it like I do, you can just eat it all yourself! Actually though, I have more ingredients in my pantry and hope to get some more made this week so that we can package up a few loaves with pretty ribbon and share with our teachers and a few friends.
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