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Saturday, December 1, 2012

Pumpkin Spice Bread

Printable Recipe

3 cups sugar
1/2 cup vegetable oil
1/2 cup applesauce
4 eggs
1 15 oz can pumpkin (or 2 cups homemade puree)
3 1/2 cups flour
1 t. baking soda
1 t. salt
2 t. cinnamon
2 t. nutmeg
1/2 t. baking powder
1 t. cloves
1 t. allspice
1/2 cup water

Combine the sugar, oil and eggs.  Add pumpkin and mix well.  Combine the dry ingredients; add to the pumpkin mixture alternately with water, beating well after each addition.  Pour into two greased loaf pans.  Bake at 350 for 60-65 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean.  Cool for 10 minutes before removing from pan.

For muffins, bake for 25 minutes.  Makes ~36 muffins.

Holly's Notes:
The original recipe came from The Amish Family Cookbook.  I had just put up several batches of pumpkin puree and my husband asked for some pumpkin bread to take to his Home Teaching families for church.  I figured I'd try a new recipe since I really don't have a tried or true pumpkin bread recipe.  I searched several cookbooks before finding this recipe.  It came together easily and smelled absolutely divine while it was baking.  It was delicious, although the second time I made it, I did a 1/2 cup applesauce and 1/2 cup oil instead of the original 1 cup of oil and I doubled the spices and I did muffins instead.  We prefer the muffins to the bread and the doubled spices was perfect.  This version of the recipe reflects those changes.

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  1. Holly, thanks for popping over and adding this to the collection. Cheers

  2. What lovely bread! My name is Katie and I host Fall Into the Holidays, now open. All entries get pinned. I would love to have you link up!

  3. Yummy... Love pumpkin baked goods..... Happy Harvest!!

  4. This looks amazing! I just found you through a linkup! If I weren't GF I would be making this in a second. I think I will keep it on the list for my family at Thanksgiving though! You should join me on Tuesdays for the Celebrate Southern link up I host over at www.2catsandchloe.com for some southern-inspired posts. You don't have to be a southern blogger to join, this post would be a perfect fit! :) Glad I found your blog! :)

  5. That made my mouth water! Popping over from Merry Monday Link Party. Pinning this now for later!

  6. I pinned this! YUM! :)

    Thanks for joining the Link Up this week!

  7. This looks much healthier than the last recipe I tried that has too much oil.

    Thanks for sharing on Tasty Tuesdays.

  8. Yum! I love reading recipes that have to do with pumpkin right now! tis the season! This looks and sounds just amazing dear! Thanks for sharing! :)

  9. I know I already commented on this, but thanks again for joining our Celebrate Southern Linkup! I am pinning this now!! :)

  10. I love making pumpkin bread! I actually just tried a healthier recipe that used whole wheat flour and honey instead of sugar. It was really good! Thanks for sharing your recipe with Hump Day Happenings.


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