So I never got to experience the joy of knowing my fathers mom, Grandma Reba.
But, I do get the honor of spending time with my Great Aunt, her sister. Every Christmas and Thanksgiving my Dad talks about how much he misses his Mothers pumpkin bread. Now that I can kinda sorta throw a few ingredients together and serve something edible, I figured why can’t I make this famous pumkin bread?
Enter a very old cookbook from the women at my Grandmothers and Great Aunts church. This is my Great Aunts recipe, but I trust my Grandma Reba used it as well.
As you can see, it has a bit of age. But boy can these women bang some pans! I trust them and their recipes completely. So last Thanksgiving I surprised my Dad with 3 loaves of this bread, and it was gone quick!
The recipes are simple and to the point. So, before it gets too warm for baking, give this delicious old recipe a try. I’m sure Grandma Reba wouldn’t mind.
I’ll also type it out for y’all just in case! Let me know how you like it!
3 cups sugar
3 1/2 cups flour
2 tsp baking soda
1 1/2 tsp salt
3 tsp cinnamon
3 tsp nutmeg
1 cup cooking oil
2/3 cup water
2 cups cooked pumpkin (I use one can)
2 cups raisins (optional)
2 cups nuts (optional)
Mix dry ingredients.
Mix liquid ingredients.
Now mix the two together.
Pour into three 4×9 greased and floured bread/loaf pans.
Bake at 350 for one hour.