PUMPKIN BREAD, Molasses and wedding bands!

Rain is pounding on the roof and the sun porch, darkness has invaded our evenings until daylight savings time comes to play. And since I received a request, the only thing left to do was bake. You know they* say “the way to a man’s heart is through his stomach” so tonight I am making pumpkin bread! When Jim requested pumpkin bread the first cookbook I thought of was “The Wooden Spoon Bread Book”. I have used this book time and time again through the years.
Now you might be asking yourself how this could qualify as a “new” recipe for Make A New Recipe Tuesday, well let me explain. I had never made pumpkin bread with molasses before and let me tell you, it is wonderful! Second, this originally was a recipe that made one loaf and left half a can of pumpkin to be lost, so why not make 2 loaves and if that is too much for your family, you have a great surprise for the neighbor!

Pumpkin Bread
adapted from:  The Wooden Spoon Bread Book
350 degree oven
makes 2 loaves

The intro:  Some of my friends take a pumpkin from the field and cook it themselves. Starting from scratch has it’s virtues, but I personally make pumpkin bread with canned pumpkin. This is one case where I prefer for someone else to do the work.  (my thoughts, canned pumpkin is great to be able to make this wonderful bread, long after fall is gone.)

3 1/2 cups flour
1 1/2 cups sugar
2 teaspoons baking powder
2 teaspoons baking soda
2 teaspoons salt
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon each cloves, nutmeg, ginger OR 3 1/2 teaspoons pumpkin pie spice

  • In a large bowl, combine dry ingredients, whisk to mix well. Set aside.

2/3 cup oil
2/3 cu8p molasses
4 eggs
2 cups canned pumpkin

  • In a large bowl, combine wet ingredients, beat well.
  • Mix dry ingredients into the wet ingredients.
Divide between 2 loaf pans, bake 1 hour, or until tests done in your oven. Let cool 10 – 15 minutes, turn out to cook completely.
I do want to take this moment to apologize for being absent from here. Getting married has a ton of chores that need to be done, even if the ceremony will be small and family only. One of the chores we did get done, was to purchase our wedding bands.
My band has 3 diamonds, and Jim’s band is on order for size, with this one going back to stock, when we pick his up. One month and one day and counting………….

As always, thanks for taking a moment to stop by.  I appreciate your time and your wonderful comments.

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Looks absolutely yummy.Man will love it.Fantastic looking rings too(jelous sigh):).
And they they are man who invented this phrase to keep us cooking:)


I’ve never had pumpkin bread (just pumpkin rolls, which I adore). But these loaves are such a gorgeous color, I may have to attempt this myself. And this will give me an excuse to attempt roasting a pumpkin…