Friday, October 15, 2010

Mom's Recipe Box - Pumpkin Bread

My mother made the BEST pumpkin bread in the world. It was her signature baking item along with her red velvet cake. One of my favorite memories surrounding her pumpkin bread happened during my first year teaching kindergarten. She and my dad came to visit my class for the day. She brought a mini-loaf of pumpkin bread for every child in the class. That's just how she was.

So without further, ado, Mary's Pumpkin Bread!

Pumpkin Bread

3 cups sugar
1 cup of oil
4 eggs
3 1/2 cups all purpose flour
2 tsp baking soda
1 tsp salt
1 tsp cinnamon
1 tsp nutmeg, ground
2/3 cup water
2 cups canned pumpkin

Combine sugar and oil. Beat well and add eggs and beat again. Combine dry ingredients in a separate bowl and add the egg mixture alternating with the water. Stir in pumpkin. Put batter in 3 greased loaf pans. Bake at 350 degrees for 1 hour. Check it 5-10 minutes before time is up because it may not take an hour.


Eileen Elledge said...

Thanks Suzanne, I'm going to make this. I love love love the memory you have of her!

Janene said...

Mmmmm! I am definiately trying this recipe.
Thank you for sharing :o)

Unknown said...

Thanks Suzanne! I LOVE pumpkin bread and I love hearing about the amazing legacy your sweet mom left for you!

Laura said...

Suzanne, that does sound just like your mom to bring a mini pumpkin loaf to each child. I hope to try this soon.

Heidi said...

I just randomly found your blog and have to tell you - my mom has the same recipe box. It was my Nana's. Everytime she pulls a faded, torn recipe from that box I know it will be a good one.

And I *love* pumpkin bread. :)