Pumpkin spice and everything nice

Introducing you, my famous pumpkin bread. Yaaaas!

I’m so excited to share this recipe that’s been passed down my family for the holidays. Not too sweet but very comforting and addicting I must say. Skip the store bought pumpkin pies and make something simple, but even better than pumpkin pie making your guests (and yourself) going back for seconds and thirds. I’ve had people that are not pumpkin fans try it and love it! This recipe is pretty simple and doesn’t take long I promise.

So here’s what you will need for 1 loaf:

  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 can of pumpkin
  • 2 cups flour
  • 1 tsp. baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1/2 tsp. nutmeg
  • 1/2 tsp. cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp. ginger
  • 1/4 cup water
  • Optional 3/4 cup nuts (I use pecans)

Step 1: Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Get two medium size mixing bowls. Add sugar, brown sugar, olive oil, eggs, water, and pumpkin to the first bowl. Mix evenly. In the second bowl, add the flour, baking soda, salt, nutmeg, cinnamon, and ginger.  

Step 2: Slowly mix in the dry mix to the wet mix. So mix in some, stir, add more, stir, and so on until all is mixed in. Give it real old fashioned stir until its creamy smooth. No chunks. Then stir in the water and nuts, mix one last time.

Step 3: Oil up a 9 x 5 loaf pan. Pour in mix and smooth it out evenly. Put in the oven for 65 minutes. Check with toothpick in the middle, if it comes out dirty then add another 10 minutes. The bread will continue to cook a little after baking so keep that in mind. Let cool for about 30 minutes or so before cutting slices. Keep in a container or Ziploc bag. You can serve with whip cream or just by itself. Enjoy!

 That wasn’t too difficult right? Simple but so delicious. So yum you might have to make more. I hope this solved your dessert crisis. If you have any questions or comments just let me know. Have a happy Thanksgiving!


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