It’s pumpkin season and who doesn’t love a good pumpkin bread!? With Thanksgiving around the corner, I wanted to share my “go to” recipe for pumpkin bread – it comes from the amazing food blogger Jenn Segal who blogs at Once Upon A Chef. Her recipes are fantastic ! As a former chef most of her recipes are original, so be sure to check her out ! What I love about her pumpkin bread recipe is that its vintage. It comes from a magazine that her grandmother read in the 1950s. Jenn has an image on her blog of the original recipe and you can tell its been well used. Its covered in all manner of cooking stains and grease. I love to think about how many people have used this recipe since it was originally published over fifty years ago – probably hundreds and now I’m sharing with you!
The key to this recipe is of course the pumpkin puree – I always use Libby’s. Now that’s it’s Fall pumpkin everything is on sale at the grocery store so stock up!
From a cooking perspective its super easy. You combine your dry goods with the wet goods and bake for just over an hour. Here’s a link to the original recipe for all the specific details.
This recipe ends up making two delicious loaves of pumpkin bread. One for you and one to give away as a gift. The bread is incredibly moist and keeps for a long time in the fridge. As for the flavor it tastes like Fall. The addition of the nutmeg and clove is strong here (which I love) but if you’re not keen on these spices you can add less or just take them out entirely.
Try this out and let me know how it goes – if you make any other dishes from Once Upon A Chef let me know too – I’m still cooking my way through her recipes.