Thursday, September 25, 2008

More Pumpkin Bread, please!

If you want your home to smell like "pumpkin spice"
for a couple days, try this! The aroma lingers! Maryjane Bigler's Blue Ribbon Pumpkin Bread

(I won my blue ribbon at my hometown family festival!)
1 cup Crisco oil
4 eggs
2/3 cup water
2 cups pumpkin
3 1/2 cups flour
2 1/2 cups sugar
2 t baking soda
1 t nutmeg
1 t cinnamon
1/2 t salt
handful of raisins & chopped nuts-optional
*Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
*Blend together in mixer, oil, eggs, water, sugar and pumpkin.
*Mix together dry ingredients in a separate bowl, then slowly add to pumpkin mixture. Beat until well blended. Add raisins and nuts.
*Grease and flour 2 large loaf pans or several mini pans 2/3 full.
*Bake for 1 hour and 10 minutes for large loafs and less for mini or until bread passes the clean toothpick test!

I have been making this yummy bread for 35+ years and it is always a big hit...more please!
Enjoy! Maryjane xo


Jan and Tom's Place said...

sounds yummy!!

I'll have to give it a try!

Pink Slippers said...

even though my little stinker not likes the plug in smell of harvest--I think he would like yours better. hanks for sharing I will bake that up for sure. I love pumpkin bread. Wendy

Merry said...

I just went to the grocer a few hours ago and bought a can of pumpkin so I could bake something. I didn't have a clue what it would be, but NOW I do!! Thanks for sharing.

Mimi Sue said...

Sounds delicious. I'm going to try it! I love the smell of baking pumpkin stuff...Mimi

Anne Fannie said...

Maryjane, I am one of the lucky ones that you have given me your homemade Pumpkin Bread. It is so delicious!
Love, Ann

Pam said...

Wow....sounds delicious!
Thank you for the recipe...I'm hoping to fill my kitchen with those wonderful scents in a couple of days!

suzeeez said...

I also have been making pumpkin bread for years....always the same
recipe.....I won a blue ribbon for it at the 4H fair ! Now you've gotten me in the mood for some ....soon ! I need to make some.
:o) Sue

JuliaCotten said...

I can always use a Blue Ribbon recipe especially from my Aunt MaryJane. Love you! I will be trying it this week


NellieBell said...

Aunt Mj~mmm! sounds great! and timley! can't wait to try your award winning bread! Love ya tons. Joy

Tiffani said...

oh yum mom! that smell is a holiday memory for me! today i put my can's of pumpkin out on the counter because i was going to make pumpkin pie tomorrow, but now that i saw those loaves of bread, i think i will have to make the bread instead of pie!
love you mucho! tiffi xo

Life on Bonnie Lane said...

I'm drooling from just looking at this! I can practically smell it! Oh, I will have to give this a try because I just love pumpkin bread! It's the perfect autumn treat.


Heidi said...

YUM! My favorite. It's about time we start making it, hau? Remember when I would make it for my friends at school at Christmas time?! A mini loaf is a great gift! xo

*Shelli* said...

Mom.. you know this a family favorite! We made it this past week. I always eat one BIG loaf all by myself (warm with melted butter) yummy! :) I remember the girls and I would make mini ones for our friends in high school for the holiday's wrapped in cellophane with a bow on top!

GRAMS said...

I love this recipe. I tried it yesterday and used my mini bunt pans and it turned out so well. I topped them with an orange glaze because I cannot just not put frosting or jam on something. I'm really bad that way. I even put the results on my blog.
Still no baby! I think of you often


Julie said...

I'm going to have to try that!
I'd love my home to smell like pumpkin spice without having to burn the candles! And then to have the pumpkin bread, to boot!
Thank you, Miss MaryJane!

Ruth Anne said...

It's all I ever wanted for Chistmas! I remember hiding it in the back of the fridge hoping no one would find it. I can still hear, "Mom....did you eat ALL Aunt Maryjane's pumpkin bread!!!!" I too, Shelli, could eat an entire large loaf all by myself! I Love You All....

Rosy said...

Yes, can I have some too? Mmm! I love everything pumpkin, so yummy, I must try.

Kathi said...

I NEED this recipe! Thanks! Kathi

Lady Dorothy said...

Just made your pumpkin bread this afternoon. Wonderful! Thank you!

becky said...

Oh I just found your place when I was visitng Lavender Dreams house,LOL.This recipe sounds so good.My mother-in-law used to make this is was delicious.Now Im going to make it since I lost her original recipe.Thanks so much for sharing.I think I smell it already,ha!

becky said...

By the way Im a new follower, nice to visit here.

becky said...

oh and your meltese is adorable.My brother has one.I have a Westie.