Its the time for giving and who says you have to wait until Thanksgiving or Christmas to bake a little love and brighten someone’s day? This recipe for pumpkin bread is so easy and it is SO delicious! I love to heat it up in the morning with a little pat of butter. It is one of the things I look forward to in the Fall! It really is that good!
The great thing about this recipe is that it will make several small loaves or two larger loaves. I like to make one large one for my family for breakfast, and then a few smaller ones for gift giving. I found some cute Wilton party favor bags at Walmart with little pumpkins on them. they are perfect for wrapping my pumpkin bread in for giving! I added a little raffia bow and they are just as cute as a button!
The other thing I love about this recipe is that it is so simple to make. It is basically a dump and stir recipe so you can’t really screw it up! That makes is perfect for getting the kids involved! Judah, at only 20 months old, helped me make this batch. He loved dumping in the ingredients as I measured them out. And, the best part to him is turning on the mixer and watching it mix the batter up! Whatever your children’s’ ages, there is something they can do to help. Baking is a great lesson in science and math. And, it is a great opportunity to spend some quality time with them, laughing and talking and having fun! You can see Judah and I made pumpkin bread here on Walmart’s YouTube page.
1 1/4 cups Crisco vegetable oil
1 can solid pack pumpkin
2 cups of all purpose flour
2 cups sugar
2 packages (3 ounces each) cook and serve vanilla pudding mix
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp McCormick ground cinnamon
1/2 tsp salt
In a mixing bowl, beat the eggs. Add oil and pumpkin; beat until smooth. Combine remaining ingredients; gradually beat into pumpkin mixture. Pour batter into greased loaf pans. Bake at 325 degrees for 25 minutes for mini loaves and 45 to 55 minutes for larger loaves (or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean).
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