Pumpkin Bread


Don’t you love the different seasons… and all the good food that accompanies them?

My grandson, Adam, was over the other day and he wanted to bake something. He flipped through my recipe book, Homemade with Love, and this Pumpkin Bread is what he decided on making.

He got out all the ingredients, followed the recipe to the tee and made us all a delicious fall treat. Grandad really loved it!

This pumpkin bread is wonderful for autumn breakfasts and can be made into muffins, too!

  • 2/3 c. shortening
  • 2  c. sugar
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 (1 lb) can pumpkin
  • 2/3 c. water
  • 3 1/3 c. all-purpose flour
  • 2 tsp. baking soda
  • 1 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1/2 tsp. baking powder
  • 1 tsp. cinnamon
  • 1 tsp. cloves
  • 2/3 c. coarsely chopped nuts
  • 2/3 c. raisins (optional)

Heat oven to 350°. Grease two 9 x 5 x 3-inch loaf pans or three 81/2 x 41/2 x 21/2-inch loaf pans.

In large bowl, cream shortening and sugar until fluffy.

Stir in eggs, pumpkin, and water.

Blend in flour, soda, salt, baking powder, cinnamon and cloves.

Stir in nuts and raisins.

Pour into pans. Bake about 70 minutes or until wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean.


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Marilyn is wife to Rick, Mom to 14 children, Nana to 22 grandchildren (and counting!) and homeschooler for 37 years. She and her husband own Character Concepts which they started for the purpose of helping others raise children with a strong, godly character and Biblical worldview.They have developed character curriculum from preschool through high school, based on what they found worked when teaching their own 14 children over the years. Her passion is to help young moms raise kids of character and enjoy the journey!

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