The BEST Pumpkin Bread

Kathryn

After summer, fall is my favorite time of year. I love the flavors of the season, the smell in the air, and how beautiful the leaves are when they change colors. But my favorite part of fall is going pumpkin picking with my kids and finding the best pumpkins!

There's just something special about seeing my kid's excitement as they find the perfect pumpkin, and knowing that later on my pumpkins will be used for some amazing pumpkin-themed recipes. One of my favorites of these recipes is pumpkin bread.

Every year I make the same pumpkin bread recipe. I love it because the recipe makes three loaves and because it really is the best pumpkin bread I've ever had. A good friend gave me this recipe and she says it's a combination of different pumpkin bread recipes perfected and put together into one.

Ways to Give Back:
Since this pumpkin bread makes three loaves, I love being able to give loaves to different friends and family members. Here are a few more ways to give back:
  • Bring a loaf to a church function.
  • Give a loaf to a friend in need.
  • Gift a loaf or several loaves to a family with a deployed member.
  • Have a fall-themed party and use the pumpkin bread as the center of your theme.
Recipe: The BEST Pumpkin Bread

Cook Time: 50 minutes. Yield: 3 Loaves.

Ingredients:
  • 1 (15 oz) can pumpkin puree (or 15 oz. fresh pumpkin)
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 cup vegetable oil
  • 2/3 cup water
  • 3 cups white sugar
  • 3 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 tsp baking soda
  • 1 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1 tsp ground nutmeg
  • 1/2 tsp ground cloves
  • 1/4 tsp ground ginger
Instructions:
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Grease and lightly flour three 7 x 3 inch loaf pans.
  3. In large bowl, mix pumpkin puree, eggs, oil, water, and sugar until blended.
  4. In a separate bowl, whisk together flour, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves and ginger.
  5. Stir the dry ingredients into the wet mixture slowly until just blended.
  6. Pour into the prepared pans. Bake for about 50 mins in the preheated oven. Loaves are done when toothpick inserted into center comes out clean.

Kathryn Sneed is a Christian military wife and mother to two special needs kids. She blogs about marriage, motherhood, and military life at www.singingthroughtherain.net and loves spending time with friends and going on date nights with her husband!

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