Monday, November 25, 2013

Pumpkin Bread Recipe--Oldie but Goodie

Yum, still warm and lots of walnuts!

Pumpkin Bread is a fall favorite in this household. My kids grew used to and looked forward to me making it every fall and each year I made it earlier and earlier. They loved taking it to school for snack or lunch and it easily can be made into muffins or squares. It can also be frozen for use later on.

This recipe does not call for cloves as the spicy, pumpkin bread recipe in a former post of mine does but it can be added if you prefer. I actually had to call my mother to get the recipe because my copy has gone missing for a while and I have not been able to locate it. I have resorted to using the spicy pumpkin bread recipe that I posted earlier which is also delicious. Today, though I wanted the old, tried and true oldie but goodie recipe for the Thanksgiving holiday!

Now that all three of my children are off in different directions, two of them have already asked (with the approaching holiday) "are you making pumpkin bread?"

It's in the oven as I write this post and boy does it ever smell wonderful in here!

This recipe makes 3 loaves, but today I divided the batter into a loaf pan, a round tube cake pan and the small amount that was leftover I poured into an oval baking dish. It only took about 25 minutes or so to bake: (That one's for me!) The loaf and the round tube pan will take close to an hour.

As soon as I got off the phone with my mother, I jotted down the recipe in the book she gave me that contains some old, family recipes. (but honestly I just throw all the ingredients together in a bowl starting with the wet ones first--it's that easy!)



Directions: Pardon the sloppy handwriting. As I mentioned I skip the directions and dump everything in a bowl and mix well! Perfect every time!!!

The recipe yields 3 loaves or.....

Then cool......

I love to look at baked goods.....probably better for me than eating them!

Except after I look at them, I like to eat them.....

I love the plumpness of this round loaf. It will cut into nice wedges. A little more festive for Thanksgiving!

We love walnuts! Luckily there are no nut allergies in this family! 

If you are looking for a delicious, moist pumpkin bread recipe that is easy to whip up, this one will not let you down. Your friends and family will love it. Make a loaf for yourself, toss one in the freezer and give the third one to a friend or neighbor!

Now I am heading out to do some grocery shopping so I can do some more baking. I love holiday baking marathons! Till next time.....

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