Thursday, October 25, 2012

Favorite Pumpkin Bread

I have had this recipe for so long, I don't remember where I got it from.  I have it written by hand on a piece of note paper that is well worn.  




Recipe makes three (3) large loaves.  I like to make mini loaf sized pans to give to friends.  You should get about 12 of those, depending on pan size.  This bread freezes very well. 


This hand nut grinder is about 47 years old.  My mother bought it in Williamsburg, Virginia when we visited there in 1965.  I always use this to chop my walnuts or pecans.



Ready for the oven.


They smell so good.  It was cloudy and dreary here, and I felt a little chilly.  I hate to put the furnace on just yet.  So baking helped warm up the house.

Pumpkin Bread

3 1/2 cups flour
3 cups sugar
1 1/2 tsps. salt
1/2 tsp. baking powder
2 tsps. cinnamon
2 tsps. allspice (optional)
2 tsps. baking soda
1 cup water
1 cup oil (I use vegetable oil)
2 cups (1 15-oz. can) pumpkin
4 eggs, slightly beaten
1 cup raisins (I omitted)
1 cup chopped nuts  (I used walnuts)

Mix dry ingredients in a large bowl.  Make a well.  Mix wet ingredients in another bowl and add wet to the well in the dry. Fold til thoroughly moistened.  Add nuts and raisins, distribute evenly.

Bake in three greased and floured loaf pans (8x4, 9x5) 350 degrees for 45-50 minutes.  Cool completely before wrapping and storing.

For the mini's, I used 6 x 3.5 and baked them for 35 minutes.  (I started checking them at 25 minutes.)




Perfect for breakfast or snack.  Here is a mini loaf dressed and ready to go.

Sharing with Full Plate Thursday, Favorite ThingsFoodie Friday, Simple & Sweet Fridays, Farm Girl Blog FestSunny Simple Sunday, Seasonal Sundays,  Southern Sundays, and On The Menu Monday.

xo



49 comments:

  1. They sound very tasty Barbara! Love your pretty wrapping too, a nice gift to receive:@)

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  2. I love your pumkin bread look awesome what nice idea make three loafs! I bookmarked this tomake soon!
    I love your nut grinder:)

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  3. Che bella presentazione!Con l'uvetta!Buona!!!!!Baci,Rosetta

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  4. Hi Barbara! Oh, I love pumpkin bread and yours looks and sounds delish! I love how you've packaged it too. I may need to do this. The nut grinder is classic.
    Thanks for popping in to see me.
    be a sweetie,
    shelia ;)

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  5. Barbara, oh my goodness, I can smell that heavenly pumpkin scent from here! I'm *drooling*!! :)

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  6. Love how pretty that loaf looks. What a great idea for gifts.

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  7. A lovely idea for gifting! Your nut grinder brought back a fun memory for me. (My mother was always blaming me for taking her nut grinder. I can't imagine why just because she found it in my cupboard one year that she was suspicious.) Yours is extra special because you know the story behind it. What is it with the allspice? I have some. I don't use it often. Should I be wary of using it? So many recipes say that adding it is "optional."

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  8. Such a tasty treat to share! We love pumpkin bread!

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  9. Hi Ms Barbara! Thank you for visiting my blog. My google friend connect can be found at the bottom of the page.

    I am now your newest follower. Take care and your pumpkin bread looks good!

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  10. Oh YUM! I love pumpkin ANYTHING!!! Wish I lived close to you and could get a loaf:):) XO, Pinky

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  11. Adore the nut chopper! Poor gluten free me almost cried over your beautiful pumpkin bread. It has always been one of my favorite.
    xo,
    Lisa

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  12. Oh..oh...now i' m very hungry Barbara!I love this recipe and i' ll try to cook this kind of bread!Thank you very much for sharing it.
    Kisses
    Alessandra

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  13. Thye look so good i can almst smell them through my computer, Barbara! Think the hurricane will hit us on Monday? I hope not!

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  14. Dearest Barbara,
    Oh, delicious looking "pumpkin bread"(♥˘◡˘♥) I love to read you said "a piece of note paper that is well worn".
    Wish you can send it to me to Japan p;)

    Sending you lots of love and hugs from Japan, xoxo Miyako*

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  15. this looks delicious! i love your nut
    grinder, because it is just like my
    grandma's.

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  16. This looks yummy! I love pumpkin everything dear Barbara. Thank you for the recipe and for the sweet visit. Big hugs,
    FABBY

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  17. Oh the grinder is awesome, so simple and yet so efficient!!
    FABBY

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  18. Sure looks GOOD! Wish I had a loaf right now! I'll try it this weekend, for sure!

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  19. Looks yummy. I have a nut grinder too but I've never used it. It's just on display I guess.

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  20. Sounds delicious to me! Pumpkin bread is my favorite. My mom adds chocolate chips to hers instead of nuts. Oh... yum....


    I'm of the belief that chocolate chips enhance just about anything.

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  21. Looks delicious and I love how you wrapped it up too...so seasonally perfect. Thank you so much for sharing the recipe! :o)

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  22. Oh those look so yummy! I love pumpkin bread & especially with the addition of walnuts! You dressed them up so nicely. They do make a pretty gift!

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  23. Oh my goodness! I was already on a pumpkin kick and now I need some of your pumpkin bread!
    ANd what a pretty gift it makes!

    Have a wonderful weekend!

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  24. Wow this sounds so yummy. And what a great gift idea!

    Jocelyn @
    http://justalittlesouthernhospitality.blogspot.com/

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  25. Hi Barbara, this recipe sounds so good and how sweet to share. I love your doily wrapped loaves tied with a pretty ribbon. My Mom used to have a nut grinder like that!!

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  26. What a wonderful recipe. Thank you!
    I am always on the look out for new quick bread recipes.

    I wish it were cooler here-
    Yesterday it was in the 90's.

    Enjoyed visiting and I am a new follower.

    Laura
    whitespraypaintblog.com

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  27. Your pumpkin bread looks and sounds delicious! I love anything pumpkin or squash related. Great idea for gifting too!

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  28. This recipe makes a lot of loaves! I bet your kitchen smelled fabulous as the pumpkin bread was baking! YUMMY!

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  29. Mmm... that looks and sounds so good. I can imagine it smelled heavenly too. Thanks for sharing your recipe and the clever way to dress it up for gifting.

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  30. Hi Barbara,

    I love your grinder and that bread certainly looks tasty.

    Wishing you a great weekend.

    Fiona

    ps the header on your blog is great!

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  31. Thanks for sharing the recipe.Love the antique grinder.. Any friend will be delighted to receive your mini loaves...wish I lived closer.....

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  32. I bet your house smelled divine. This loos delish. Thank you for joining in the fun at the Thursday Favorite Things hop. Happy weekend wishes xo

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  33. Mhhhh, che buoni devono essere
    questi dolci Barbara, ne hai
    avanzati un pò??
    Love Susy x

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  34. Hi Barbara,
    Back from the country. Love your pumpkin bread recipe and the wrapping to go with it. That nut grinder is really special and glad to see you still use it. Maureen and I made some applesauce. A jar will be headed your way soon. We even canned it! I will be sending some photos along too.

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  35. That looks absolutely delicious! I can't wait to make it! I love the way it's wrapped.

    blessings,
    karianne

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  36. Yummmmmmmy! Wow...what a delicious looking treat. I have been baking the past few days now that the weather is cold and windy. There's just something so cozy about warm bread fresh from the oven.
    thank you for sharing your recipe, my friend,
    Blessings,
    Carolynn

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  37. I love pumpkin bread it is one of my favorites to make this time of year. Yours looks wonderful, Laura

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  38. I bet that is very tasty and whoever receives a loaf is very lucky!

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  39. Hi Barb,
    This looks like a delicious Bread, sometimes those on the little note paper are the best. Have a fabulous weekend, stay safe from the storm and thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

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  40. Your bread looks so delicious and I love the way you have packaged it! Have a lovely Sunday.

    Hugs,
    Susan and Bentley

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  41. Yum, Barbara, this bread looks delicious, and you've wrapped it so prettily for gifting! I bet your house smelled wonderful while these were baking. :)

    Your hand crank chopper for walnuts is so cute; I think it's neat that you use that and remember your trip to Williamsburg.

    Thanks for sharing the recipe!

    Hugs,

    Denise at Forest Manor

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  42. That looks yummy-I can almost smell it! Stopped by from Sunny Simple.

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  43. Thanks so much for sharing this recipe on Simple & Sweet Fridays! Happy Halloween.

    Jody

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  44. Barbara, Congrats! You've been featured for this delicious pumpkin bread recipe. Thanks so much for sharing and don't forget to grab a button! Have a wonderful weekend!

    Jody

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  45. I've died and gone to heaven! Thanks for sharing this on Southern Sundays. Can't wait to sink my teeth into this dish. Hope to see you again soon!

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  46. Congrats! Your excellent dish is being featured on today's Southern Sundays. Hope to see you again this week.

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  47. Hello! I’m stopping in to invite you to join us at the Clever Chicks Blog Hop this week!
    http://www.the-chicken-chick.com/2012/11/clever-chicks-blog-hop-7-country-craft.html

    I hope to see you there!
    Cheers!
    Kathy
    The Chicken Chick

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