Recipie: Pumpkin Bread

I’m going to let you in on a recipe that makes my apartment smell like Thanksgiving and my tummy jump for pumpkin joy! Best pumpkin bread recipe ever. It is actually from a neighbor back home who always made loaf after loaf because since she had three boys in the house it always went rather quick…

Personally, I don’t start decorating or thinking about Christmas until after Thanksgiving, after all I want to give Thanksgiving it’s due! I like to think of this bread as the Thanksgiving defense to the Christmas peppermint offense. I love Christmas as much as the next elf and am excited to decorate this upcoming weekend, but only after Thanksgiving!

To make this Pumpkin Bread you’ll need:

1 can pumpkin
3 1/2 cups flour
2 2/3 cups sugar
2/3 cup softened butter
2/3 cup water
2 tablespoons baking powder
1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
1 1/2 teaspoons cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon cloves
1/2 teaspoon nutmeg

Easiest directions ever:

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Mix ingredients together. Pour into 2 greased loaf pans (yes it does make two loaves!), bake for 45 minutes or until toothpick comes out clean!

Then set the timer and see how long the loaves last: trust me they’ll go fast!

Happy Thanksgiving!