"The most remarkable thing about my mother is that for thirty years she served the family nothing but leftovers. The original meal has never been found."--Calvin Trillin

Pumpkin Bread Recipe

  Tried it? Rate this Recipe:


This recipe for Pumpkin Bread, by , is from Cooking in the Tropics 2, one of the cookbooks created at FamilyCookbookProject.com. We help families or individuals create heirloom cookbook treasures.

Beth Cunningham
Added: Monday, July 21, 2008


3 c. pumpkin puree
1 1/4 c. oil
4 c. white or brown sugar
6 eggs
4 c. white flour
3/4 c. brown flour
1 1/2 tsp. baking powder
1 1/2 tsp. baking soda
1 1/2 tsp. salt
2 tsp. cinnamon
1 1/2 tsp. nutmeg
1 1/2 tsp. cloves

Preheat oven to 350. Grease and flour three 9 x 5 inch loaf pans or 6 small gift sized loaf pans. In a large bowl, mix together pumpkin (If using pumpkin from Nigeria which you have had frozen, defrost and then set in a sieve to drain. Nigerian pumpkin is move moist than the pumpkin in cans from the US.), oil, sugar and eggs. Combine the dry ingredients; stir into the pumpkin mixture until well blended. Divide the batter evenly between the prepared pans.

Bake in preheated oven for 45 minutes to 1 hour. The top of the loaf should spring back when lightly pressed.

NOTE: To make pumpkin puree, slice a fresh pumpkin and remove skin and seeds. Boil in water until soft. Drain off water and mash. Freezes easily.




Learn more about the process to create a cookbook -- or
Start your own personal family cookbook right now!  Here's to good eating!

Search for more great recipes here from over 500,000 in our family cookbooks!


Bookmark and Share




Cookbooks are great for Holiday Gifts, Wedding Gifts, Bridal Shower ideas and Family Reunions!

*Recipes and photos entered into the Family Cookbook Project are provided by the submitting contributors. All rights are retained by the contributor. Please contact us if you believe copyright violations have occurred.

Search for more great recipes here from over 500,000 in our family cookbooks!