Autumn Pumpkin Bread

Recipe dedicated to Elizabeth

It’s early fall in New England.  The leaves are just starting to turn brilliant shades of yellow, orange and red.  Apples are waiting to be picked in the orchards and bright orange pumpkins can be found at every farmers’ market.  Tis the season for pumpkin festivals, sweaters and crisp, cool days raking leaves.  Let’s make a loaf of delicious, moist pumpkin bread today and fill the kitchen with the smells of pumpkin, cinnamon and cloves.

pumpkin-bread

 Ingredients

  • 3 1/2 Cups flour
  • 1 Tsp allspice
  • 1 Tsp nutmeg
  • 1 Tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 Tsp ground cloves
  • 2 Tsp baking soda
  • 1 Tsp baking powder
  • 2 Tsp salt
  • 3 Cups sugar
  • 1 Cup vegetable oil
  • 2/3 Cup water
  • 4 Eggs, lightly beaten
  • 1 16 ounce can pumpkin puree

Directions

  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees and spray 2 loaf pans with cooking spray.
  • In a mixing bowl, stir the sugar and oil together.
  • Add the beaten eggs and pumpkin puree and thoroughly combine.  Set aside
  • In another bowl, combine the dry ingredients.
  • Blend the dry ingredients, the pumpkin mixture and the 2/3 cup water by alternating each until well combined.
  • Divide the batter between the 2 loaf pans and bake for 30-40 minutes or until a knife inserted in the center comes out clean.

Here’s a great idea…sprinkle about 1/4 cup of roasted pumpkin seeds on the top before you pop it in the oven.

  • Let stand for 10 minutes before removing the bread from the pans.

Enjoy it while still warm from the oven, at room temperature or even sliced cold from the refrigerator.  This deliciously moist pumpkin bread can be served along side a great dinner, served warm with a dollop of whipped cream, a sprinkle of powdered sugar or even buttered and toasted in a skillet for a breakfast treat. 

Anyway you serve it, you’re going to love it and the house is going to smell heavenly.

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Please check out my blog Autumn in New England where you can find my recipe to make the best roasted pumpkin seeds ever…a sweet or savory treat that’s fun to make with the kids while you’re carving your Halloween Jack-O-Lantern.

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As always, I look forward to your feedback and comments, below.  Do you have a special Fall or Halloween tradition you’d like to share?  

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