Pumpkin Bread (you're welcome)

I promised last year to share my pumpkin spice cupcake recipe and never did..(why that's still lingering in my mind I'll never know) anyways, now I don't know where it is and that depresses me.  SO I would be remiss if I did not share this one (to make up for last year, of course) and because it's just that worth sharing.  Make this and you won't be disappointed.

  • 3 1/2 cups flour
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 2 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp nutmeg
  • 2 tsp cinnamon
  • 2 cups canned pumpkin
  • 1 cup canola oil
  • 2/3 cup water
  • 4 eggs
  • 3 cups sugar

Directions:  Sift all dry ingredients.  
Combine all liquids and slowly add to dry ingredients stirring all the time until smooth.
Add nuts/raisins if desired.  
pumpkin bread
Add entire contents of the bag.. do it.

Grease pans.  Bake 350.
*so those are the original directions.  Not very explanatory so I figured out baking them at 350 for 38 minutes all together was *perfect*.  In my oven though- check them after 25 minutes with a toothpick or thin knife and every 8 mins or so after that so you don't over bake.  I bought small gift-size loaf pans and ended up filling all 5 of them 3/4 of the way full as well as a regular bread loaf pan 1/2 way full.  So this recipe makes A LOT!  

BUT WAIT there's more! (;  My mom gave me this great sugar crumb topping to add:
  • 1 Tbls Flour
  • 5 Tbls brown sugar
  • 1 Tbls melted butter
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
(double this mixture though (maybe triple it..i LOVE crumb topping)!  I used all of the above measurements on just the 5 small loafs and made a whole new batch and ALL of that went on our big loaf.  It's mighty tasty.)
And finally....
 (your helper should be happy at this point)
Dig in.


Pia said…
Oh my, this looks delicious! I wonder if I can get canned pumpkin in Germany...I really hope so, I desperately want to try this!
peckette said…
I am going to make this right now! So easy! Thanks so much!
carol said…
thanks so much for sharing this! it looks so yummy...I need to try it!! :)
Brea said…
yum yum yum!!! I just made a pumpkin roll the other day is it didn't tun out so good... lol
Allison said…
I am literally salivating right now... GET IN MY BELLAY! Haha. I am DEFINITELY gonna try this out.
i am SOOO making this!
Devin & Ruthann said…
Yum. Now I'm motivated to do some yummy fall baking!
Suget said…
wow... that looks delicious. thanks, I shall try this, this weekend, probably won't come out like urs haha but I shall try. (:
Tunes & Spoons said…
Oh my, I need to do this ASAP. Husband said he wants this like now! Thanks for sharing!
~M~ said…
These look so good!!!! I am going to make them this weekend!!
Lissa Chandler said…
this looks fabulous. thanks!
Jess said…
Super cute & yummy looking! Who the heck eats raisins anyway...? CHOCOLATE!
Melody said…
I dreamed about you Connie all night last night--great dreams! I made banana bread with choco chips in it this weekend, but now will just have to make it with the pumpkin---long live pumpkin/raisin bread or rather pumpkin/chocolate bread! Yummy!
Lauren said…
Oh you are my kinda girl. Raisins.. what? The whole bag of chocolate chips.. yes please! I will be making this. Yes yes!
Anonymous said…
i just read this post at work--

at the raisin/RAAWR part laughed out loud. i may have no more work friends now, but thank you for brightening my day!!

and it looks delicious.
Oh my GOSH! YUM!!!! And what beautiful photgraphs you take, missy!!
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Honey said…
Hi, Connie! ;D
I have no idea how I stumbled across your blog - but I wanted to send a note THANKING you for this recipe. I tried it out on the family - and they loved the bread!

Really, really cute blog!

Good luck with baby Hyrum. I wish you a safe and easy delivery (and recovery, of course!).

Honey said…
Connie - stopping by a year later to look up this recipe again! Using it for birthday pumpkin muffins...!!
Thank you again!!
ConnieB said…
Haha! Awesome! Glad to hear this (: (: