Sunday, September 23, 2007

Pumpkin Bread

I love fall! I love the crisp morning air, the warm, breezy afternoons and the fall harvest. We had homemade pumpkin pie tonight made by Robin Luker. It was heavenly. She was lamenting the excess of pumpkin she has and the fact that she is out of ideas for what to make with it. I said I love pumpkin bread and she asked for my recipe. Since this is my favorite fall recipe, especially when made from fresh pumpkin, I thought I'd share it with all. Thanks to my mom for keeping this recipe on hand and giving to me again every year!

Pumpkin Bread
2 1/2 C flour
2 C sugar
2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
1 tsp nutmeg
1 tsp ground cinnamon
1/2 C vegetable oil
1 16 oz can of pumpkin (2 C fresh, cooked, mashed pumpkin that has had the liquid drained)
1/2 tsp vanilla
2 eggs
Mix all ingredients together and then add 1 C mini chocolate chips
Pout into two greased and floured loaf pans
Bake at 325 degrees for 1 1/4 hours

Also makes great mini-loaves that are perfect for gift giving.
Hope you enjoy!


Brent said...

I've had this quite a few times and I think it is quite tasty. I would recommend everyone giving me their pumpkin bread, especially if you put extra chocolate chips in it. Amber, when are you making this again?

Holli said...

I love pumpkin bread too! When I finish devouring a pumpkin/cheesecake cake roll, I can't wait to try your bread recipie! I still use your biscuit recipie you gave me at my wedding shower (10 yrs. ago!)

Charlotte said...

I found your recipe last week and made a couple of loaves last week. They turned out great. Thanks!