Thinking of autumn and pumpkin season, my friends who love to bake take out their recipe boxes to rummage through those fingerprint-covered, tried-and-true recipe cards.
Every weekend in October, my friend Jen makes pumpkin bread, pumpkin pie, pumpkin cake, pumpkin cookies or pumpkin jam. Just thinking about them makes my mouth water! One of her favourite recipes is an old-fashioned pumpkin bread. I once watched her make this easy recipe in her home kitchen. Let me share this all-time favourite with you. I guarantee you will immediately fall in love with it!
This bread is so delicious that you should not have any leftovers. However, if you want to save some to enjoy later, this recipe freezes well.
Prep time: 10 minutes
Cooking time: 1 hour
- 1½ cups plain flour
- 1 cup fresh pumpkin purée
- 2 large eggs
- ¾ cup cane or brown sugar
- 1 tsp baking soda
- 1 tsp ground cinnamon
- ½ tsp ground nutmeg
- ½ tsp ground ginger
- ½ tsp ground allspice
- ½ tsp ground cloves
- ½ tsp teaspoon salt
- Mix all the dry ingredients in a bowl. In a separate bowl, mix all the wet ingredients. Fold the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients to form a smooth mixture. Add up to 3 tablespoons water if needed.
- Preheat your oven to 180°C. Pour the mixture into a greased loaf pan. Bake the bread for about 1 hour, or until a toothpick inserted into the centre comes out clean and dry.
- Cool the bread on a wire rack.
- Serve warm with cinnamon-sugar butter or pumpkin buttercream.