Regardless of weather or season, pumpkin bread and muffins are an annual staple in the household. A personal favorite recipe (see above photo, via King Arthur Flour) combines pumpkin with whole wheat flour, bananas, and a coarse sugar coating. And of course, adding chocolate chips for extra delight.
But what happens when you flip through your Grandmother’s old recipe tin and find a vintage 1967 typed pumpkin bread recipe from a regional newspaper? You grab a can of pumpkin, a ridiculous amount of refined sugar and vegetable oil, and get baking!
Here’s the Recipe, via The Joplin Globe from 1967:
- 1 3/4 cup flour
- 3/4 teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
- 1/4 teaspoon cloves
- 1 teaspoon ginger (the spicier the better!)
Sift the above ingredients together in a large bowl.
Add the following:
- 1 cup canned pumpkin
- 1/2 cup vegetable oil
- 1/3 cup water
Beat well. Then add 2 eggs, one at a time.
In this recipe, it calls for black walnuts and raisins. Add if you like. We are a chocolate chip family here, so add a large handful of those.
Bake at 350 degrees Farenheit for about 1 hour and 15 minutes. Or put in muffin cups or smaller loaf pans and check after 30 minutes until done.
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What is your favorite pumpkin bread recipe? Did you find it online, in a well-loved cookbook, or was it passed down from a family member? We’d love to hear! Until then, happy baking!
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