Pumpkin Bread… because PUMPKIN!

Are you sure that you haven’t been inundated enough yet with PUMPKIN? If not, then keep reading because I am jumping on this squash’s bandwagon! I’m using a recipe from the Taste of Life Greek Food Cookbook.Pumpkin Bread collage

I used Pumpkin Spice in place of cinnamon and nutmeg. It’s a mixture of both those spices and also ginger, allspice, mace and cloves. Mace is made from the covering of nutmeg seeds.

Pumpkin Bread -pumpkin spice

I made a little change in the recipe from the original. I fold the dried cherries into the dry ingredients, before combining with the wet. It’s a tip I learned watching Ina Garten. It keeps them from sinking to the bottom.

Pumpkin Bread mixure

Here is what the mixture looks like before it is transferred into a loaf pan.

Pumpkin Bread loafpan

The loaf pan should be greased. I used butter.

Pumpkin Bread - done

The bread is done baking when the skewer comes out clean.

Pumpkin Bread - cooling on rack

This recipe will make your kitchen smell yummy! Happy Pumpkin Season!

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Pumpkin Bread recipe from the Taste of Life Greek Food Cookbook by the Ladies Philoptochos Society of Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church, Grand Rapids MI
Recipe type: Bread
Cuisine: Greek
Serves: 1 loaf
  • 2 cups flour
  • ½ cup nonfat dry milk
  • 1 tsp. cinnamon (I used pumpkin pie spice)
  • 1 tsp. baking powder
  • ½ tsp. baking soda
  • ½ tsp. salt
  • ½ tsp. nutmeg (I used pumpkin pie spice)
  • 2 large eggs, lightly beaten
  • 1 cup canned pumpkin
  • 1 cup packed light brown sugar
  • ¼ cup vegetable oil
  • 1 cup raisins ( I used dried cherries)
  1. Preheat oven to 350°
  2. In a mixing bowl, whisk flour, dry milk, cinnamon, baking powder, baking soda, salt and nutmeg
  3. Fold in raisins (dried cherries)
  4. [My little change in the instructions from the original: I fold the dried cherries into the dry ingredients, before combining with wet. It's a tip I learned watching Ina Garten.]
  5. In a small bowl, whisk eggs, pumpkin,, brown sugar and oil
  6. Add wet ingredients into dry, mixing just until combined
  7. Pour batter into a greased 9x5 inch load pan
  8. Bake at 350° for 60 minutes or until skewer comes out clean.