Monday, October 11, 2010

[ delicious pumpkin loaf ]

I HOPE YOU all had a fabulous weekend! Thanks so much for all the lovely Thanksgiving wishes! The two of us had our little Thanksgiving dinner and while my hunt for pumpkin here in Ireland came up empty, I made lemon pie for our dinner instead - still yummy!

As promised, I'm back with my Pumpkin Loaf recipe so you can use up the rest of your big can of pumpkin from your pumpkin pie!

Lisa's pumpkin loaf
This is a super easy recipe that makes two 9"x5" loaves. If you prefer a lighter version, substitute the oil for 1 cup unsweetened apple sauce.

what you need:

3 1/2 cups flour
3 cups sugar
1 1/2 tsp baking soda
1 1/2 tsp baking powder
1 1/2 tsp salt
1 tsp cinnamon
1 tsp nutmeg
1/2 tsp ground cloves
2/3 cup water
4 eggs
1 cup vegetable oil (or try 1 cup unsweetened apple sauce instead of oil)
14 oz can pure pumpkin (or 1/2 of a big 28 oz can)
1/2 cup chopped walnuts (optional)

how to:

Preheat oven to 350F. Mix all dry ingredients together in a large bowl.
Mix water, eggs and oil together and then add to dry ingredients. Stir in pumpkin. Stir in walnuts (if using).
Pour into 2 lightly greased loaf pans.
Bake about 1 hr until toothpick inserted in centre comes out clean.
Cool for 10 minutes before removing from pans to wire rack to cool completely.

Happy baking!



maureencracknell said...

Yummy! I'll have to remember this one for our Thanksgiving!

annechovie said...

I hope that you had a great Thanksgiving, Lisa! I want to try this delicious-looking recipe. Have a great week. xx

Katy @ Pie Bird Blog said...

Yay! I'm on a bit of a pumpkin kick (iced pumpkin cookies yesterday!) and I am totally planning to use up my leftover pumpkin on this! Thanks for sharing :)

christine, just bella said...

Mmm, lemon pie sounds like it was delicious too! I hope you had a great thanksgiving in Ireland!!

You'd think I'd be getting sick of pumpkin by now, but I'm not! Adding this recipe to my fall must-haves! Thanks, Lisa!

shari @ little blue deer said...

Yummy! Served warm with a slice of butter, I would die! You're a bad influence, Lisa! XX!

April said...

This is the exact recipe I used when I made pumpkin bread a couple days ago. It is super easy and delicious... I usually make 1 loaf and make the rest into muffins.

Love it ♥

Pinecone Camp said...

That sounds, and looks, fantastically delicious. Will give that a go very soon. ;)

Kellie Collis said...

Looks like a delicious pumpkin loaf! Enjoy a beautiful day, Kellie xx

Vintage Home said...

..oh yummy ..I needed this!


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