I love the smells of fall. My kitchen is smelling so yummy. I have a pot of coffee on, fall candles burning and pumpkin bread in the oven. I fell in love with pumpkin bread last year. I had never been a huge fan of pumpkin but ordered a slice at Starbucks and fell deeply in love. I got tired of paying all that money for one slice of bread so I decided to make it myself. I know Andy got so tired of eating pumpkin bread. I made pumpkin loaves, loaves with nuts, loaves with chocolate chips, pumpkin muffin, ooey gooey pumpkin cake and pumpkin rolls. This year I am hooked on making desserts with pumpkin again. Sister and I made a pumpkin trifle that was out of this world (it is on our holiday menu for fall, you should order it). We also made a triple delight (millionaire pie) with pumpkin pudding. It was great too.

What are some of your favorite desserts with pumpkin?

I hope you will enjoy this recipe!

Pumpkin Bread


3 cups sugar

1 cup vegetable oil

4 eggs, lightly beaten

16 ounces canned pumpkin

3 1/2 cups flour

2 teaspoons salt

2 teaspoons baking soda

1 teaspoon baking powder

1 teaspoon nutmeg

1 ½ teaspoon cinnamon

2/3 cup water


Preheat oven to 350 degrees

Spray and flour (2) 9 by 5 loaf pans

Stir together sugar and oil

Stir in eggs and pumpkin

Combine dry ingredients in separate bowl

Blend dry ingredients into wet mixture, add water

Divide batter between two loaf pans

Bake for 30 to 40 minutes or until done

Let stand for 10 minutes

Remove from pans and cool