Pumpkin Bread

I dropped Mason off at the airport yesterday afternoon. He is in Phoenix for the remainder of the week. :( I know I am being such a baby about it, but I am super bummed that he is gone. It probably has to do with the fact that I am STILL sick and wish he was at home so I can boss him around make him take care of me instead of having to do things like go to the grocery store and make my own dinner while I am feeling like crap! I am so ready for Friday to be here so that I can meet Mase in Austin and I'm also hoping that my cold will be gone by then! Anyway, yesterday evening after a long period of moping around the house, I decided to make my pumpkin bread recipe. It is probably one of my absolute favorite things to make! It tastes wonderful and makes our entire home smell delicious! I just love the end of the year...all of my favorite holidays in a row! Halloween is hands down my favorite though! I'm not sure why...maybe the decorations (cute little pumpkins and black cats), the color scheme (orange is my fav color, second to pink), dressing up in costumes, oh and I love the scary movies that start to play on tv!! I have been holding myself back from decorating our place for the fall, however. Mason says I can not decorate until it is officially fall, September 21. I am like a kid at Christmas being told that they have to wait to open their presents. That Mason, such a stickler... ;) Anyway, I plan to start decorating when we get back from Austin this weekend. In the meantime, however, I can bake as much pumpkin bread as my heart's content. I made two loaves last night. Oh the deliciousness... Here is the recipe so that you might indulge in this delictable fall treat yourself:
Pumpkin Bread

  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3 cups white sugar
  • 1 tsp. ground cinnamon
  • 1 tsp. ground nutmeg
  • 1 tsp. ground allspice
  • 1 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 2 tsp. baking soda
  • 1 cup veg. oil
  • 2/3 cup water
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 15 oz. canned pumpkin (I use Libby's canned pumpkin pie filling)
1.) Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
2.) Sift together all dry ingredients (flour, cinnamon, nutmeg, allspice, salt, baking soda).
3.) Combine all other ingredients (sugar, oil, water, eggs, pumpkin) and mix together slowly adding in the dry ingredients until just blended.
4.) Grease two 9x3 in. loaf pans and bake at 350 degrees for about 50-55 minutes.
5.) Let cool for about 30 mins before serving.
**Also, I like to wrap the bread in saran wrap and put it in the fridge overnight. I think this makes it more moist.

Enjoy! :)


  1. Mmm... I could so use some of this comfort food right now! It is so chilly up our way. I'm enjoying a cup of green tea and thinking how perfect a slice of pumpkin bread would be! I might have to do some baking. :)

  2. I'll have to try this. I have started craving pumpkin things (lattes, bread, whatever) but I am trying to hold out a little bit longer until it is offically fall :)

  3. That sounds yummy!! :) I was so cheat the gluten diet for it. Today, I just decided I could eat some stuff sometimes! I had two cookies! :( Now I feel guilty..