The title of the post where I got this recipe is actually “the most delicious, scrumptious, and amazing pumpkin bread” and I’ll say that I have to agree with that! This bread is seriously fantastic. And it’s really easy to make.
mix it all up (this recipe makes 2 loaves so it’s a lot of batter?dough? anyway, I was very thankful for my KitchenAid at this point)
recipe (found and copied from here)
- 3 1/2 cups all-purpose flour (I only had 2 1/2 cups of all-purpose flour and rather than running to the store I just used white whole wheat flour for the last cup – I couldn’t tell a difference)
- 2 tsp. baking soda
- 1 1/2 tsp. salt
- 2 tsp. cinnamon
- 2 tsp. nutmeg
- 3 cups sugar
- 4 eggs, beaten
- 2 cups of fresh pumpkin – 16 ounces if using canned pumpkin (I only find 15 oz cans so that’s fine too)
- 2/3 cups water if pumpkin is canned
- 1/2 cup water if pumpkin is fresh or frozen
- 1 cup vegetable oil
- 1 cup chopped pecans (optional – I didn’t use any)
Preheat oven to 350 F. Combine flour, soda, salt, cinnamon, nutmeg and sugar in a large mixing bowl. Add eggs, water, oil and pumpkin. Stir until blended. Add nuts. Mix well. Pour into two floured 9×5 loaf pans. Bake for 1 hour. Cool slightly and take out of pan to let cool on a rack. Keeps well in the refrigerator and tastes great for days!
Calories: yeah right, not even going there
I found this recipe (say it with me now…) on Pinterest. I’m not a huge pumpkin fan but there are others in my life (hi Riley!) that are so I thought I’d make some as gifts. I did give both loaves away but I poured a little of the batter in to a muffin tin so I could taste it (the baked bread, not the batter). One of my biggest fears about making things like bread, pie, or cake – things where it would be obvious if I tried a bite – is that it will be really bad and I won’t know. Especially when it’s a new recipe that I’ve never made. I solved that by making myself a tiny bit in the muffin tin so I could make sure it tasted ok. It was super! I’m now going to have to make some for us because I liked it so much – I am definitely a pumpkin bread convert.