Happy Thanksgiving to my amazing readers! Hope you have a great day celebrating with friends and family. I'm headed to my dad's farm in Virginia to spend it with my family, and I can't wait!
This amazing pumpkin bread is from an old family recipe called "Maine Pumpkin Bread." I'm not sure what makes it from Maine, but this bread is lusciously tender and flavorful!
Although it has quite a few ingredients, you just mix the wet and dry ingredients in separate bowls and then combine them - super easy.
3 and 1/2 cups all purpose flour
2 teaspoons baking soda
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1/4 teaspoon ginger
1 and 1/2 teaspoons salt
1 15 ounce can of pureed pumpkin
1 cup vegetable oil
2/3 cup water
3 cups sugar
Preheat your oven to 350 degrees, and grease and flour three loaf pans.
In a medium bowl, mix together the flour, baking soda, cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger and salt, and set aside.
With an electric mixer on low, beat together the pumpkin, vegetable oil, eggs, water and sugar.
Slowly add your flour mixture, a little at a time, until just combined. [The mixture will look more like cake batter than bread dough - don't you worry, it's supposed to be like that!]
Distribute the batter equally into your three (greased and floured) loaf pans, and bake for 45 to 50 minutes, or until a toothpick you insert in the center comes out clean.
These pumpkin loaves are so easy to make, and make beautiful holiday gifts. There's something so special about receiving homemade treats, isn't there?
I'd love to hear what you're most grateful for in the comments section...for me, it's the health and happiness of my loved ones, especially my sixteen-year-old niece, who is spending this school year in Spain. Miss you, sweet girl.
Hope you enjoyed this recipe, and have a happy Thanksgiving,
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