July 3, 2008

Grandma Scott's Pumpkin Bread

Christina loves to bake at Christmas...it was a tradition started with her mom before her parent's unexpected death when she was a teenager. Her brother Jacob knows this and he's purchased all the items needed for a baking binge. Grandma Scott's Pumpkin Bread is one of the all time favorite goodies at Christmas for the Scott family (right after the homemade fudge, of course).

Besides, cooking will keep her mind off sexy Gavin, a man who stole her heart when she wasn't looking and now appears to want her on the far side of Montana, not in the house 'next door.'

Grandma Scott’s Pumpkin Bread

3 C sugar 1 C oil
4 eggs, beaten 2 C cooked pumpkin (1 16-oz can)
3 ½ C flour 1 tea baking powder
2 tea salt 2 tea baking soda
½ t ground cloves 1 tea ground cinnamon
1 tea ground nutmeg 1 tea ground allspice
¾ C water 1-1 ½ C chopped nuts

Mix sugar, oil and eggs until light and fluffy. Stir in pumpkin.
In another bowl, combine dry ingredients. Stir into pumpkin
mixture. Add water and nuts. Spoon batter into well greased and
floured pans (2-3 depending on size). Bake at 350ยบ for 60-70 minutes.

Note: if you use 1 pound pans, you'll get 6 loaves of bread....plenty for neighbors, school teachers and co-workers.

7 comments:

Cindy K. Green said...

I love the looks of this recipe, Anna. I bake at lot over Christmas. I'll be sure to save this one. :)

Cindy

Tessa said...

Thanks for the recipe. Sure something different I haven't tried earlier.

Anna Kathryn Lanier said...

It's a really good recipe. We love it at my house and I'll make it throughout the year. I like that it makes at least 2 loaves, so you can give one away (or take to church for coffee hour) and still have one for you!

Anna Kathryn

windycindy said...

Our whole family would munch on these cookies. Oatmeal and pumpkin are wonderful together. Thanks, Cindi
jchoppes[at]hotmail[dot]com

Jane said...

Ooh, pumpkin bread. It looks pretty simple.

Estella said...

Sounds yummy!

Anna Kathryn Lanier said...

It is simple, though it seems to take a few minutes to mix it all together. I'm usually in the kitchen half an hour, I'd say mixing it together.

~Anna Kathryn