Great Pumpkin Bread


I have yet to make a pumpkin bread recipe on my own, but I thought I would share with you a delicious and homemade pumpkin bread recipe that a wonderful parent made for me at my school.  The recipe is called “Great Pumpkin Bread”, and comes out of the Waco Junior League Cookbook. (Junior League Cookbooks always have great recipes!)

My student’s parent says that “this is delicious thinly sliced and spread with a mixture of cream cheese and orange or pineapple marmalade”.  She likes it best with strawberry cream cheese.  I did not have cream cheese, and since I love Stonewall Kitchen’s Maple Pumpkin Butter, that is what I put on my pumpkin bread!
Great Pumpkin Bread
Yield: 2 (9x5-inch) loaves
  • 1 cups plus 2 tbsp oil
  • 3 cups sugar
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 tbsp vanilla
  • 3 cups flour
  • 1½ tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tsp each of cloves, ginger, and nutmeg
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1½ tsp baking soda
  • 1 (16 ounce) can pumpkin
  • 1 cup pecans, chopped
  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Grease and flour 2 (9 x 5) inch loaf pans.
  2. Blend together oil, sugar, eggs, and vanilla. Set aside.
  3. Mix dry ingredients together and add to mixture.
  4. Add pumpkin and pecans and mix well.
  5. Bake for approximately 1 hour.
Recipe from: Waco Jr. League Cookbook

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