I know, I you’re thinking “But she shared this recipe before over a year ago at Camille Maurice’s website!” Fact is, it’s a favorite recipe of mine and so many people missed it the first go-around. I wanted to have posted it here so that it is easily found within the recipes section of ABCD Design.
When I was a kid we never started our holiday bakery session until Christmas Eve. It became our tradition. My mom only would bake this cake once a year. Of course, I changed the “rules” for this recipe once it changed hands ten years ago. I bake up this this sweet cake-like bread at the start of October and continue to bake new loaves through my last holiday bakery session of the year. The nostalgic taste of this bread brings back so many memories ~ it’s amazing how food can do that, isn’t it?
ABCD’s easy as pie Pumpkin Bread Recipe
What you’ll need from the market:
3 Cups Sugar
1 Cup Vegetable Oil
4 Eggs, Beaten
1 29 oz can of pumpkin (you can use plain pumpkin – OR – pumpkin pie filling for a little extra Fall flavor)
3.5 Cups of Flour
1 Teaspoon Baking Powder
2 Teaspoons of Baking Soda
2 Teaspoons of Salt
1/2 Teaspoon Ground Cloves
1 Teaspoon of Cinnamon
1 Teaspoon of Nutmeg
1 Teaspoon of Allspice
2/3 Cup of Water
Optional Ingredients: 1 Cup chopped nuts – OR – A package of Nestle Tollhouse Semi Sweet Chocolate Chips
Method: Set your oven to 350
In a large bowl, combine Sugar, Vegetable Oil, 4 Beaten Eggs.
Stir in a Can of Pumpkin.
On the side, combine Flour, Baking Powder, Baking Soda, Salt, Ground Cloves, Cinnamon, Nutmeg, and Allspice. Incorporate the dry flour mixture into the wet pumpkin batter. Add Water at the end.
If desired, at this point you can add 1 Cup chopped nuts. Want something better yet? Skip the nuts and put in a package of Nestle Tollhouse Semi Sweet Chocolate Chips – DELICIOUS!
In the oven it goes…
Bake in greased and lightly floured loaf pans (I use a set of three disposable bread tins) – OR – place in muffin tins.
Bake in the oven at 350 for an hour or until a toothpick comes out clean. You’ll bake it slightly longer for the loaf and for a shorter amount of time if you prefer the muffin sized portions.
It’s a favorite seasonal treat to all who taste it. I am sure this pumpkin bread will become one of your super-easy, I need to bake something up quick, no-fail, go-to Fall baking treats! ~E N J O Y ~