Here it is friends! The BEST pumpkin bread that has ever been made!!
My Mimi (grandma) is one of my biggest role models. She taught me to sew, to cook, and most importantly she showed me the value in gathering family around the table to share a homemade meal.
Tucked away in a small Missouri town, you can always count on walking into Mimi’s house and finding her in the kitchen working her magic. Mimi’s inviting smile greets you each time, and you can feel the love bubbling out of her and she give you a hug and kiss on the cheek. I love my Mimi more than words on paper can explain, and I love her cooking just about the same.
So this pumpkin bread is truly my grandma’s pumpkin bread. It is tried and true, and has been perfected over 50 years. It really doesn’t need much explaining because it speaks for itself. And let’s be real, if it’s grandmas recipe, you just don’t question it.
So if you have been looking for a staple pumpkin bread recipe look no further. I called Mimi this week to ask if it would be okay to share this family recipe with you all and without hesitation she responded, “Oh well course! Do you have it? I have it written down here somewhere.” As our conversation went on, she explained to me this is the recipe she has used every since my dad was little, and all of the memories woven into this pumpkin bread. Once again I was reminded of the importance of the kitchen and how memories are created when we gather around food.
Of all my blog posts, this is one I was most eager to share with all of you. Print it out, and tuck it in your back pocket for the next 50 years, too. I cannot wait to hear about the memories you create over my grandma’s pumpkin bread.
Grandma’s Pumpkin Bread
Bake: 1 hour
Makes: 2 loaves
1 15oz can pumpkin puree
3 cups sugar
1 cup vegetable oil
2/3 cups water
3 1/3 cups flour
2 tsp baking soda
1 tsp salt
1 tsp nutmeg
1 tsp cinnamon
preheat the oven to 350 F
in a stand mixer or mixing bowl, combine pumpkin puree, sugar, oil, water, and eggs.
in a separate bowl, combine flour, baking soda, salt, nutmeg, and cinnamon. stir until combined.
slowly add the dry ingredients (flour mixture) into the mixing bowl with wet ingredients. mix until all ingredients are combined
grease 2 bread loaf pans, evenly pour batter into pans and bake! start off by setting timer to 40min and continue to bake as needed. if edges are brown and middle is not cooked through, cover with foil and reduce heat to 325 F.