Fall always brings with it, pumpkin everything! Ev…ree…thang! This particular recipe will fix any pumpkin craving you’ve ever had. Smell, taste and sight, we are fixing the punk’n cravings today.
Normally, I can wax on and on about how much one of my hoard likes this bread over a different one or how much fun it is to watch the babies eat this one, but for pumpkin bread, it’s me. Alllll me muaahahaha!
I love pumpkin bread. I have tried seven different recipes for the ultimate pumpkin bread fix and none of them hit the spot. (Don’t tell the grandmas). They were “oh this is grandma’s” or “this is gma’s” or “that tastes like pumpkin wallpaper paste”. After that last debacle, I realized there was going to have to be some serious start from scratch baking.
As a side note, I was forced to taste each and every batch to ensure they were worthy. What can I say, I’m a giver. However, even I could not give that much and had to enlist the besties and their husbands to give unbiased opinions. There were even forms involved.
Low and behold, we all came to a consensus and picked a winner. Then, as an extra test of this pumpkin bread taste, I submitted it to the county fair, and it won! A blue ribbon!
Don’t be scared to use and make your own pumpkin puree. It is very easy and does give the bread a one up on the taste factor. If you don’t have the time, canned puree is fine too. Feed your pumpkin craving and enjoy it however you want. With a pat of butter on a freshly cut slice of this bread is your first step though.
I can smell autumn dancing in the breeze. The sweet chill of pumpkin, and crisp sunburnt leaves.
GOOD FOOD. GOOD FRIENDS. GOOD TIMES.
Pumpkin Bread - Award WinningPrint This
- 2 cups Pure Pumpkin
- 3 cups Granulated Sugar
- 1 cup Vegetable Oil
- ⅔ cup Water
- 4 large Eggs
- 3⅓ cups All-Purpose Flour
- 2 teaspoons Baking Soda
- 2 teaspoons Salt
- 1 teaspoon Ground Cinnamon
- 1 teaspoon Ground Nutmeg
- 1 teaspoon Cardamom
- Preheat oven to 350F
- Mix Pumpkin, Sugar, Oil, Water, and Eggs in bowl of your mixer, until well combined.
- In medium mixing bowl, combine Flour, Baking Soda, Salt, Cinnamon, Cardamom and Nutmeg. Stir well, then add to liquid, one cup at a time. Mix well to combine completely.
- Spray bottom and interior sides of TWO 9×5 Loaf Pans with Nonstick Cooking Spray.
- Pour mixture evenly into loaf pans.
- Bake at 350 degrees for 55 – 65 minutes, or until done and a toothpick inserted in center comes out clean.
- Transfer to wire racks and allow to cool inside loaf pans before removing.
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