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!