Saturday, November 10, 2007

My Mother-in-Law's Pumpkin Bread

When my daughter was little, my mother in law 's pumpkin bread was among her favorite things.  In fact, my mother in law bought these cute little pans to make small pumpkin breads just for A and she made them year round!

A always talks about this pumpkin bread and asked if we could make it today.  It took me a while to locate the recipe in my recipe card box...hopefully next time, I will remember to look here!


  • 1 (15 ounce) can pumpkin puree
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 cup vegetable oil
  • 2/3 cup water
  • 1 1/2 cups white sugar
  • 3 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup of raisins 
  • 1/2 cup chopped pecans or walnuts 
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons salt
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground ginger


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease and flour three 7x3 inch loaf pans.
  2. In a large bowl, mix together pumpkin puree, eggs, oil, water and sugar until well blended. In a separate bowl, whisk together the flour, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves and ginger. Stir the dry ingredients into the pumpkin mixture until just blended. Pour into the prepared pans.
  3. Bake for about 50 minutes in the preheated oven. Loaves are done when toothpick inserted in center comes out clean.