{My Recipes} Pumpkin Spice Bread

I've been making this pumpkin spice bread for years, but I haven't ever officially shared it on the blog. It's actually a recipe I got from my mom who, in turn, has been making it for as long as I can remember! Every fall, I kick off the season with my first loaves and sometimes I'll even bake enough to give to all our families at Thanksgiving. Or I give them to visitors and guests or bring them as housewarming gifts or holiday treats to friends. Not to mention, we scarf down our own fair share at our house and have discovered the babies enjoy the pumpkin bread as well. In an effort to spread the wealth, here's a tried-and-true pumpkin spice bread that you'll absolutely love!

1/2 tsp cloves
1 tsp salt 
1/4 tsp mace
2 tsp baking powder 
2 c. sugar
3 c. flour
2 tsp baking soda 
2 c. cooked pumpkin
1 tsp cinnamon 
1 1/2 c. oil
4 eggs 

Mix together the flour and seasonings in a blowl. Blend sugar, oil, eggs, and pumpkin together in a second bowl, then combine the dry ingredients with the pumpkin mixture. Divide batter into two greased 9X5 inch loaf pans and bake at 350* for 1 hour.

My mother-in-law gave me this nifty Nordic Ware pumpkin loaf pan from Crate & Barrel and I love it! They are sold out on C&B's website but there's a similar one on Amazon here. Tip: be sure to tap the pan on a counter top a few times after you pour the batter in to eliminate any air bubbles at the bottom of the pan. I forgot to do that with mine and there were a few "holes" in the design after it baked!

Happy eating :)
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  1. didn't quite get the oil measurement..could you clarify this for this old lady??

    i'm missing your mom's pics of the little sweeties--just love those kids!!
    would love to live close enough to get to know them.

    1. oops...that's 1/2 cup!

    2. Thanks--I was thinking it was 1 1/2 cups! I would have had a nice moist cake!! I am going to make this as it sound just wonderful--I think you learned your cooking ideas from your Mom who seems always to be cooking or baking something that sound yummy!!

    3. Actually...I think you are right! Checked original recipe and it should be 1.5 cups oil.

  2. Being that the recipie was handed down from your mom,I am sure it tastes and smells fantastic!!
    Will definitly be making a few loaves,once I get the ok from the doctors to leave the hospital.....blood pressure problems..ughh

  3. Mmm, this looks great! It reminds me a lot of my mom's gingerbread recipe that we make during this time of year and often give as gifts. That pan makes a beautiful design. Very nifty indeed!


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