Pumpkin Bread

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!

Pumpkin Bread

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

4 eggs

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.

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