11.11.2008

The Best Pumpkin Bread. Ever.

This bread is so moist and delicious that:

- My 5 year-old begs me to make it regularly and chooses a slice of it over a cookie

- After making a loaf for my sister, she told me that she woke up in the middle of the night craving it

- My brother hid it from his fiance when she came over to his apartment for dinner so that he wouldn't have to share


In addition to all of my anecdotal evidence for why you must try this recipe, you should also know that:

- The bread grows better with age - it is even more moist the 2nd and 3rd day!

- The batch is huge, so it makes great gifts for friends and neighbors; everyone can have their own loaf!  

- It has pumpkin in it, so really, it is a health food


INGREDIENTS

1 (15 ounce) can pumpkin
4 eggs
1 cup vegetable oil
2/3 cup water
3 cups sugar
3 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons baking soda
1 1/2 teaspoons salt
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon


DIRECTIONS

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease 5 mini loaf pans (also makes great muffins). 

In a large bowl, mix together pumpkin, eggs, oil, water and sugar until well blended. In a separate bowl, whisk together the flour, baking soda, salt, and cinnamon. Stir the dry ingredients into the pumpkin mixture until just blended. Pour into the prepared pans.

Bake for about 30-40 minutes in the preheated oven. Loaves are done when toothpick inserted in center comes out clean.

29 comments:

Michele said...

I make pumpkin bread every year for gifts. My recipe is very similar!

Sara said...

I am DEFINITELY going to try this recipe over the holiday season! It looks (and sounds) super yummy. Thanks for sharing!

Southern Mom said...

Can't wait to try this one.

Rachel said...

That sounds wonderful. I will try it. BTW - I gave you an award on my blog!

Do it yourselfer said...

ooohh! i can't wait to try that. i bet your house smells yummy!

jill said...

I have been making a similar recipe- but I have used applesauce instead of the oil and it is SO moist and yummy that way too! AND, that makes is even more a health food, right? :)

Verbenabeth said...

Thanks for the recipe! I lost my grandma's and will now make pumpkin breads and cinnamon butter for friends at the holidays! Love your blog. Thanks for being such a crafty gal. :)

~Beth
www.taleof2@blogspot.com

Meshellyn said...

Yummy! Thanks, it'll make a great gift for the preschool teacers! BTW, love the new do, I almost didn't recognize you :)

Chappyswife said...

I cannot wait to try this! It sounds so good.

Do you know if you do not bake all of the batter right away, can you leave it in the fridge for a few days like cookie dough?

The McDaniel Five said...

I just happened to have everything so we made some. My husband and 2 year old LOVE it. The other two haven't tasted it yet. Thanks for the recipe.

Mikki said...

mmmmm, sounds good. I'll be trying this. Thansk!!

Chappyswife said...

I made it this evening! DELICIOUS! Thank you. :0)

Rene' said...

So did you bake all 10 loaves plus those giant muffins at one time or was your oven on all day? I am just curious because I only have one loaf pan but I think it is time to buy more! Especially if I want to give them as gifts and eat them! ;o)
Awesome blog!

Jim said...

Try putting a cup of golden raisins and cup of chopped walnuts and this bread is even more delicious.

Amy said...

The blog title says it ALL! I printed out the recipe and my 10 year old daughter and I made muffins last night. They are wonderful!

I came acrossed your blog yesterday by linking from Today's Creative Blog:(www.todayscreativeblog.blogspot.com/). You are a very talented lady! I added your blinkie to my page immediately. Can wait to see what you have for us next!

Krista said...

Yum . . . I'll have to try this sometime soon! I've been making pumpkin everything here lately it seems; I made Pumpkin Pie Cake for bunko Monday night and it was SO yummy! =)

Jenny and the Princess Peonies said...

MMMMMMm Yummy! I love anything pumpkin! Love the new picture! I almost thought I stumbled on to a new blog!

Tanya said...

oh my goodness that bread looks amazing! can't wait to try it out.

Autumn said...

I made this yesterday and it is SOOOO GOOD!! And it is even better this morning:)

Threeundertwo said...

I just made this a few days ago. My family inhaled it. Mini-pans are a great idea!

Sunny Tuesday said...

I can't wait to try this. I'm thinking my family will have loaves and loaves of pumpkin bread to look forward to this Thanksgiving!

The Stamper Story said...

now just add some white chocoate chips!!! yummy!!!! this freezes GREAT also!.

The Stamper Story said...

now just add some white chocoate chips!!! yummy!!!! this freezes GREAT also!.

Carissa said...

Somehow I have lost my pumpkin bread recipe. It was the BEST EVER and I am distraught over it! This recipe looks very similar so there may be hope, Thanks!!

jen said...

i saw your recipe and made it over the weekend.
my girly-girls LOVE it. it made one full loaf and 12 muffins, and they have been devouring them.

Jen said...

Oooo...I am definitely going to try this! We love everything pumpkin around here - thanks!

Jenn said...

The pumpkin bread is fab! I made 10 mini loaves to give as Thanksgiving treats to all of our neighbors...well, after we've eaten more than our share only 'some' of our neighbors!

THANKS!

Boo and Hooties Mom said...

I made muffins with this recipe and they were a huge hit!! The kids are asking for more!! Thanks for posting!

freshPotatoes said...

I made this bread after reading about this recipe a year ago... the kids were actually fighting about it..who was going to get the last slice. It is sooo good, thank you for posting this recipe.