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Falling for Pumpkin Bread

Every year as the air turns crisp and it comes time to don cozy clothes, I crave pumpkin. Yesterday was no exception, but I did not want to make pumpkin bread using either of the recipes I have used in the past. I wanted something fast and easy, but something that would turn out soft and delicious.  This is what I came up with.


  • 2 cups flour
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 tsp. baking powder
  • 2 tsp. cinnamon (ground)
  • 1 tsp. baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp. salt
  • 1/4 tsp. ground cloves
  • 1/4 tsp. ground allspice
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 cup Crisco shortening (1/2 stick)
  • 1/4 cup molasses
  • 1 can pumpkin
  1. Preheat oven to 350 with rack in middle.
  2. Cream eggs, sugar, pumpkin, Crisco, and molasses.
  3. In a separate bowl, combine flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, and spices.
  4. Add creamed wet ingredients to dry ingredients. Mix well.
  5. Spread into lightly greased (use what’s left on the Crisco shortening wrapper) 9 x 13 baking pan.
  6. If desired, sprinkle top with chopped walnuts (for an even yummier topping, try mixing 1/2 cup walnuts with 1/4 cup brown sugar and 2 TB melted butter. Spread over top of bread).
  7. Bake at 350 degrees 25-30 minutes.

Caution: this is soft, moist, and addicting. Do not eat all in one sitting!!! Enjoy the flavors of fall!


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