When we recently experienced a very cool morning, all I could think about was baking! I dug into my trusty recipe box and found a tried and true Southern Living recipe for Pumpkin Bread, just a plain, straightforward recipe with nothing extra added, which meant I had all the ingredients! It makes 3 loaves, too! Since I intended to share 90% of the results, that was an added blessing! I baked them up in small pans, yielding 6 delicious loaves. They’re a perfect size wrapping up to give to friends! Even if you make them in the regular size pans, you’ll have one to keep, one to freeze, and one to give away!
If you’re in a baking mood as I have been, and are hungry for something simply pumpkin, you’ll love this recipe!
3 1/3 cups all-purpose flour
- 3 cups sugar
- 2 teaspoons baking soda
- 1 1/2 teaspoons salt
- 1 1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
- 1 teaspoon ground nutmeg
- 1 cup vegetable oil
- 2/3 cup water
- 4 large eggs
- 1 (15-ounce) can pumpkin
How to Make It
Stir together flour and remaining ingredients in a large bowl until smooth. Divide batter evenly among 3 greased and floured 9- x 5-inch loaf pans.
Bake at 350° for 50 minutes to 1 hour or until wooden pick inserted into center of each loaf comes out clean. Cool in pans on wire rack 10 minutes. Remove from pans, and cool completely on wire rack.
It couldn’t be any easier! Whip up a loaf, perk some coffee, and invite a friend over for some sweet Pumpkin fellowship!
With love from my country kitchen,