Old Fashioned Pumpkin Bread

oldstoveOur weather here was pretty miserable on Sunday. It was one of those dark and chilly days when it seems as if the rain will never stop! In short, it was the perfect time to bake something delicious!

I decided on pumpkin bread because I’d been promising Sir Beads I’d make some for a few weeks now. I pulled out the recipe, gathered the ingredients and turned on the oven. Honestly, is there anything more wonderful than a kitchen that’s bursting with the aroma of warm spices? I don’t think so. 😉

Sir Beads began to pace back and forth in front of the oven whenever the football game went to a commercial break. I reminded him that even when it was done, it was still going to have to cool for a bit. He gave me that “Oh, come on now!” kind-of-look, and then rolled his eyes and sighed.

pumpkin bread

Eventually, his patience was rewarded and after the first bite he proclaimed it to be “excellent”. But, when a man with a sweet tooth marries a lady who loves all things pumpkin – there’s just one little problem . . .

Pumpkin bread doesn’t last very long in this house.

Luckily, I made TWO! 😀


Old Fashioned Pumpkin Bread


2/3 cup butter
2-2/3 cups sugar
4 eggs
1 can pumpkin (15 oz.)
1/2 tsp. baking powder
2 tsp. baking soda
2/3 cup water
3-1/3 cups flour
1-1/2 tsp. salt
1 tsp. cinnamon
1 tsp. cloves
2/3 cup nuts (small pieces)
2/3 cup raisins (I use more than that as we love raisins.)


Cream butter and sugar until fluffy.

Add eggs, pumpkin, and water.

Mix flour, baking powder, soda, salt, and spices – and then add to pumpkin mixture.

Stir in nuts and raisins.

Pour into two greased loaf pans (2 qt. size)

Bake at 350 degrees for 1 hour or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean.



Old Fashioned Pumpkin Bread — 5 Comments

  1. Thanks for another great recipe! Think I’ll try it this weekend. Our weather is 70 today then tanking to cold and snow on Sunday.

    Another thing we have in common ~ raisins. I even like to put raisins in my brownies, especially when I found out that my now ex-son-in-law hates raisins. Man, I found lots of stuff to tuck raisins into!!

    I love to cook oatmeal and put brown sugar and raisins in it while its cooking. You DID say this post was about raisins, didn’t you?


  2. Oh, does that ever look delicious! I can almost smell it from here!
    I’d forgotten how wonderful raisins are in baking. None of my guys like raisins, so I stopped even buying them years ago…but they’ve all grown up and gone…and I really COULD be baking with them again!!

    Maybe I’ll do some baking today. It snowed yesterday, and is cold as the dickens!

  3. Hi Sweetie! No wonder Mr Beads was pacing back and forth! (you are just too cute with these little stories!) This looks and sounds so delicious…I think I have everything I need right now to make this!…I’m going upstairs to see, if so…it’s yummy pumpkin bread for us too!!!
    Thank you for this mouthwatering recipe! Hugs, Paulette =D

  4. Hahaha, Carol!!! Are you sure he´s not allergic to those things? Or maybe to penicillin? or to nuts?? you´re so funny!

    Crystal, that´s not fair! especially since I have this wonderful pumpkin-spice candle burning here, the house smells soooo inviting, and then !!!! your pictures! And I got those yummy brown eggs from the farmers market the other day….. I had thought that tomorrow will be my day off. But I already have a project in mind: PUMPKIN BREAD. And you know why? Because of you! Hahaha!

    Night! Claudia

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