National Pumpkin Bread

National Pumpkin Bread Day October 30, 2022

National Pumpkin Bread Day October 30, 2022

When it comes to delicious holidays, today takes the cake, or in this case the bread just in time for Halloween, Oct. 30

While little ghouls and goblins across the nation are getting into the Halloween “spirit” by carving all sorts of designs into pumpkins, how does a slice of homemade pumpkin bread sound? Whether you prefer yours loaded with nuts, chocolate chips or raisins, or Pecans as the innkeeper from MaMere’s Guest House prefers, pumpkin bread is a moist quick bread that is perfect for breakfast, lunch, dinner or snack.

MaMere’s Guest House in the Heart of Oregon’s Wine Country

MaMere’s Guest House is located in the heart of wine county, and is the perfect place to call home while you explore the surrounding wineries or visiting Western Oregon University. The property is on the National Register of Historic Places and is only a block from WOU and Monmouth’s Main Street.

MaMere's Guest House
MaMere’s Guest House, a bike friendly B&B in the heart of the Willamette Valley

MaMere’s Pecan Pumpkin Bread recipe from MaMere’s Guest House in Monmouth, OR!

Ingredients:

  • 3 1/2 Cups flour
  • 2 tsp. baking soda
  • 1 1/2 tsp salt
  • 2 tsp cinnamon
  • 2 tsp nutmeg
  • 3 cups sugar
  • 4 eggs
  • 2/3 cups water
  • 1/2 cup oil
  • 1/2 cup applesauce
  • 15 oz can pumpkin (about 2 cups)
  • 2 cups chopped pecans
National Pumpkin Bread

Instructions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees and grease 3 loaf pans.
  2. Combine eggs, water, oil, applesauce and pumpkin in a bowl.  Add sugar, soda, salt, cinnamon, nutmeg, and flour. Stir until blended. Add nuts and mix well.
  3. Pour mixture evenly into 3 loaf pans. Bake for 1 hour.
  4. Check doneness with a toothpick.
  5. Flavor is best if baked day before using.

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