Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Pumpkin Bread

At the end of last fall it came to my attention that there was a pumpkin shortage, so I bought myself a dozen extra cans of the stuff to get me through this fall, just in case.
Well,  months ago we took our black lab to the vet regarding her bad knee(this really does tie into the pumpkin shortage).  One thing we were instructed to do was to put Riley on a diet to lose a few pounds, which would help alleviate her knee pain.  The vet suggested that we supplement her normal dog food with some canned pumpkin.  Great, I thought, I have some!  Riley loved the pumpkin, of course, and we fed it to her until we had no more.  (We then moved onto green beans as a supplement.)
In the middle of the summer it dawned on me that I did not have one can of pumpkin left!  I looked at every grocery store near my home, and whenever we were out of town my search continued, but to no avail. I finally went to Libby's website and found a video posted all about the pumpkin shortage(due to too much rain) last season...Needless to say, when the pumpkin finally arrived on the shelves I bought an ample supply:)  Whew!
I doubled the recipe and made a large pumpkin chocolate chip loaf, a large pumpkin pecan loaf, two mini pumpkin pecan loaves , two mini plain loaves, two large pecan pumpkin muffins, and two large plain pumpkin muffins...one of them is missing:) It was yummy!
My husband had one of the  pumpkin pecan muffins and he was on cloud nine.  He actually said it was "exquisite," a pumpkin muffin:) This is a really delicious and moist recipe from one of my daughters. She baked some on one of my visits and it was so wonderful!
Papa bread, Mama bread, and Baby bread

Pumpkin Bread
3 1/3 cups flour
3 cups sugar
1 tsp. nutmeg
2 tsp. baking soda
1 1/2 tsp. salt
1 1/2 tsp. cinnamon
1 cup cooking oil
2/3 cup water
4 eggs
2 cups canned pumpkin
1 cup coconut or nuts or chocolate chips
 
Mix together flour, sugar, nutmeg, soda, salt, and cinnamon. Add oil, water, eggs and pumpkin. Mix well. Add coconuts, nuts, or chocolate chips. Pour into 2 or 3 greased and floured tins. Bake 1 hour at 350.
 
XO Thanks, Summer! XO
 

20 comments:

  1. That pumpkin shortage had us all in a tizzy, didn't it? I over-bought this year when it finally hit the shelves in fear that we'd all be pumpkinless again for the holidays!

    Love the pumpkin bread recipe... it looks delicious!

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  2. I love pumpkin bread and am so glad there's no pumpkin shortage this year. All your pumpkin goodies look great. Looks like you had a very productive and tasty day.

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  3. Hehe now that is a clever idea stockpiling the pumpkin for the shortage! The "family" is so cute Sue! :)

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  4. Wow, you've been busy! That's quite a stash of lovely pumpkin bread. :)

    I wonder if Biscuit would eat some pumpkin... he's getting too plump!

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  5. You have been in pumpkin heaven. I need to bake some! Here where I live, this year, the canned pumpkin has gone up in price, but the fresh are cheap and plentiful. What was it about the pumpkin that would help your dog lose weight? Would it be because it is filling, but not high calorie? Joni

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  6. Hi Joni,
    Yes, just as you stated. We'd give her the same amount of food(Eukanuba lamb and rice), but half would be the 100% canned pumpkin. It seemed to do the trick:)

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  7. Whew!!!I didn't know there was a pumpking shortage last year. I always keep extra cans in my pantry. It's just "good stuff" to have. I love the three Bears pumpkin bread. It's one of our fall staples.

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  8. You my dear are a baking maniac! LOL, I love it all.

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  9. When it comes to pumpkins, cheesecake is my favorite but i'm going to HAVE to try this recipe. Ahh i can't choose between chocolate and pecan!! I might have to roll up my sleeves and make them both.

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  10. I'm so glad you found pumpkin! I started to panic this week when there were only about 30 cans on the shelf! ;)

    And, "exquisite"...that is awesome!

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  11. I love pumpkin bread! This looks great :)

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  12. Nice pumpkin assortments.

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  13. What a great assortment of sizes and shapes!! I love that first photo showing them all. So glad you stocked up on pumpkin!!

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  14. Nice blog...I like your creations and they are very kid friendly. I'm happy to follow you for more of your yummy creations :D

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  15. I made pumpkin bread this week too. So moist and delicious. Love the pumpkin bread family!

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  16. Such cute post about Riley and all varied shapes of pumpkin bakings... Love the papa, mama and baby breads stacking up :-)

    In Thailand we never experienced (fresh) pumpkin shortage here.... but surprisingly people here don't really do a lot of pumpkin baking either.. such a waste :-<

    Sawadee from Bangkok,
    Kris

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  17. Looks delicious! I'm so glad the pumpkin shortage is over :) what would we do without the precious pumpkin....we'd have to lug home giant pumpkins bake them, peal them, puree them... and that does not sound like fun.

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  18. Sue your little pumpkin breads all set up are so cute! I'm going to have to remember this idea for a later photograph.

    I came by to find your Halloween snack mix. I'm making it for the kids in a couple days. I think they'll love it!

    Laura

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  19. I imagine you gave some away! I love pumpkin choco chip bread or cookies or pancakes, they're my favorite! I have a bread recipe that calls for pumpkin or sweet potatoes. I love it's versatility. BTW, I made your Halloween snack mix last week. I divied (sp)up in bags and handed it out at Chloes school. We ate a bunch too, it was fabulously addicting. Thanks for sharing it!

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  20. I've been looking for a good pumpkin bread recipie- I will be trying this soon- thanks!

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