Pumpkin Bread Made from my 6th Grade Cookbook

Pumpkin season is in full swing. 

It was my 6th grade home economics class that first let me discover my love of baking. This is a hobby that I’ve continued to work on since then, but this class was the start of something therapeutic for me. The class, which its room included a full kitchen, gave me the chance to cook different foods in an environment of learning. Really the only recipe I remember from this class is the pumpkin bread, because it was easy to make and tasted amazing. I’ve gotten a lot of comments on the photo I posted of the bread on Instagram, so I thought I’d share the recipe with all of you!



Here’s what you’ll need to make this delicious pumpkin bread:

  • 1 ½ cups sugar
  • ½ cup oil
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup canned pumpkin
  • 1/3 cup water
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 cup white flour
  • ¾ cup whole wheat flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon cinnamon
  • Chocolate chips (optional but, who doesn’t love chocolate??)

You can either bake the bread in a full size loaf pan, or you can make 20-24 cupcakes. I personally like to bake this in a loaf pan, but it definitely does take longer for the inside to finish cooking. Here’s the different steps you should take:

  • Preheat the over to 350 degrees
  • Grease whatever pan you’re putting the batter into
  • Mix all the ingredients together in a large bowl
  • Bake for one hour (time depending)
  • Cool and enjoy!

Here’s the end result:

Let me know if you make this recipe or if you have any tips to make it better!

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