This recipe for pumpkin bread is one of my favorites. I've been making it for over 25+ years. It's one of 6 pumpkin dessert recipes I have on my site.
Luck must be with me because in all these years I've never goofed this once. I got this recipe from my grandma. She handed it down to me in a cookbook she and her Italian lady friends put together as a fund-raiser for The Navy League. I've made soooo many recipes from this little book the ladies put together.
Don't think you need to wait until the fall, or Thanskgiving, or Christmas to make this. I've made it as a bread for family get togethers and served it right along with dinner.
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* 1 cup of brown sugar
* 1/2 cup of granulated sugar
* 1 can of cooked or canned pumpkin
* 1/2 cup of oil (see how to modify this if you want to make it low-fat)
* 2 eggs (unbeaten)
* 2 cups of flour
* 1 tablespoon baking soda
* 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
* 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
* 1/4 teaspoon salt
* 1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
* 1 cup of raisins
* 1/2 cup of chopped nuts
* 1/4 cup of water
* Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
* Combine sugar, oil, pumpkin and eggs.
* Make a well in the middle of the mixture.
* Sift remaining ingredients into the well.
* Then blend all ingredients thoroughly.
* Stir in raisin and nuts and water.
* Spoon into oiled loaf pan. I use 9 x 5 x 3.
* Bake for 65 -
It really does keep it flavored. And to me, it tastes distinctly Italian with all of them. And I've never skipped any of them in all these years.
I'm not a big fan of low-fat desserts. BUT, in my guilt moments I have swapped out the oil for apple sauce or plain non-fat yogurt. And it turned out stellar! Give it a shot! It's not often I do that - but the few times I've tried it - HOMERUN!
I do it! Lots of times. I figure if I'm going to the effort - then I might as well make one to freeze, one for a teacher, and one for the neighbors.
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