The Great Pumpkin Party and Pumpkin Bread Recipe!

Good morning!  Well, it seems that fall is right around the corner, which means jeans weather, football, and PUMPKINS!  

There are so many fun pumpkin crafts and delicious recipes, so Meredith from Wait Til Your Father Gets Home, Amy from One Artsy Mama and I are teaming up to bring you a pumpkin-themed link party!  And to kick things off, I have a delicious pumpkin bread recipe to share.  Enjoy the recipe, and link up any of YOUR pumpkin creations below!

Yield: THREE loaves, so get hungry!
1 – 15 oz. can of pure pumpkin
4 eggs
1 c. oil (vegetable, canola – whatever you use)
2/3 c. water
3 c. sugar
3 1/2 c. flour
2 tsp. baking soda
1 1/2 tsp. salt
1 1/2 tsp. cinnamon
1 tsp. nutmeg
1/2 tsp. clove
1/2 tsp. ginger
Preheat your oven to 350 degrees and grease three standard sized loaf pans.  (If you are using mini loaf pans, multiply that by 4 – each standard sized loaf is roughly equal to 4 mini ones.  I will many times make 2 big loaves and 3-4 mini loaves.)  Mix your wet ingredients together in one bowl, and sift your dry ingredients together in another bowl.  Then, stir your flour mix into your wet ingredients. 
Fill your loaf pans about halfway, and bake.  For mini loaves, they take between 25-35 minutes.  The larger loaves take closer to an hour, though check them around 45-50 minutes to be sure.  You’ll be able to tell when they’re getting done because your house will start to smell really delicious. ;)  I’m betting you’ve baked bread and cakes before and use the toothpick test – that’s how I tell when they’re done, when the toothpick comes out clean or with very light crumbs on it (not batter).
You can be fancy and sprinkle them with a cinnamon/powdered sugar mix if you like – especially if you are gifting them (or made up a few as muffins)!  Cool them fully, I usually do overnight.  Then wrap them up or store them tightly covered.  This bread is wonderful the next day, almost better than fresh out of the oven!  :)

Now, it’s your turn – I’d love to see what great pumpkin projects and recipes you’ve been working on!  Feel free to grab the button and spread the word, and add as many pumpkin creations as you like all month long!

There aren’t many rules to this party – just that what you share is pumpkin-themed.  (If you have other fall creations you’d like to show off, please visit me on Fridays for the Happy Hour Friday link party!)  It would also be so nice of you to drop my my co-hosts blogs and check out the sweet pumpkin goodness they have posted today, too!  Anything you link will be visible on all three host blogs, and you can also browse every holiday linky this year by clicking the “holiday ideas” navigation button at the top of the page.




  1. Danni Baird says

    Adrianne, nothing says fall like the smell of pumpkin bread! I am working on my first pumpkin project today, so I'll link it up tomorrow! Love a themed party!

  2. Shannah says

    Oooh, those loaves look delicious. I love pumpkin and can't wait to get started cooking with this year.

  3. Sarah E. Seay says

    love the pumpkin link and recipes!! found you on lil luna blog hop!! hope you stop by! I am now a follower!


  4. Jessi says

    OMG pumpkin bread, I love it! I cannot wait to try this! Thanks for sharing at The Fun In Functional :-)

  5. Maribel Reyes says

    Oh my! Pumpkin bread looks so delicious! and ready to be enjoyed. I associate September with a pumpkin eating fest: pumpkin pie, pumpkin soup, everything has to have it!

  6. sugarplums andlollipops says

    Hi there I'm a new follower from MBC and would love a follow back at and on Pinterest (in my side bar)I follow back all of my Pinterest followers :)

  7. Kathy Moody says

    Thank you so much for hosting, and your email! I almost missed the fun, awesome pumpkin party! :)

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