Delicious Seasonal Pumpkin Bread


Zora Hesselberth, Writer


        This is a recipe that I love baking in the fall and this is a delicious pumpkin bread recipe. This pumpkin bread has the perfect amount of spice and pumpkin so that there is not too much of either. Caution! This recipe makes 3 loaves. From the memories I have of making this I remember adding some butter when serving. This recipe takes around 30 min to prep. This is also something you can make when wanting a seasonal dessert or side to dinner. It serves 6-8 people. It is super moist and lightweight and can last a good amount of time if it is stored in the fridge or freezer.

           Here is the recipe:

3 ⅓ cups sifted flour

3 cups of sugar

2 tsp baking soda

1 ½ tsp salt

1 tsp cinnamon

½ tsp nutmeg

1 cup of vegetable oil

4 eggs

⅔  cup of water

2 cups canned pumpkin

           Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Stir dry ingredients together in a mixing bowl. Tip! When a recipe says ‘sifted flour’ sift the flour first then measure, but when says ‘flour sifted’ measure flour then sift. With a spoon make a hole in the center of the dry ingredients. Add all remaining ingredients into the hole. Mix until smooth. Grease and flour 3 bread pans. Evenly pour batter into the pans. Bake for 1 hour or until a toothpick comes out clean. Cool in pans for 10-15 min. Remove from pans and cool on the rack. Enjoy! You may chill or freeze loaves until they are ready to serve.

Here are some fun facts about pumpkins! 

  • Pumpkins contain Vitamin A and potassium
  • Pumpkin flowers are edible
  • Pumpkins are 90% water
  • Native Americans used pumpkin seeds for food and medicine

You may serve with butter or plain.