Monday, November 29, 2010

It's The Great Pumpkin

It's The Great Pumpkin! I couldn't resist making that the title of this blog because my son and I absolutely love watching Charlie Brown. He and I both are too old to be watching cartoons but that's another post altogether.

Many of us are accustomed to having something with pumpkin during the Thanksgiving holiday. It’s just that time of year. Pumpkin pie, pumpkin bread, pumpkin muffins, pumpkin cheesecake…

So who am I to break tradition? I decided on some pumpkin bread to grab during the week for a quick, simple breakfast treat. This recipe can be made in just minutes and is great paired with a cup of Tazo’s Organic Chai...the perfect start to your day.

Pumpkin Bread

1 ½ c sugar
1 2/3 c flour
¼ tsp baking powder
1 tsp baking soda
¾ tsp salt
½ tsp ground cloves
½ tsp nutmeg
1 tsp cinnamon
½ c vegetable oil
½ c water
1 tsp vanilla
½ tsp bourbon
1 c mashed pumpkin (I prefer Libby’s)
2 eggs
½ c nuts, optional
¼ c raisins, optional

Sift all dry ingredients together in a mixing bowl. Gently stir in remaining ingredients. If using nuts and/or raisins, incorporate them last by gently folding them into the batter.

Pour batter into 4x8 buttered and floured loaf pan or line loaf pan with parchment paper. This recipe usually makes enough for two loaf pans (or one loaf pan and a muffin pan). Bake at 350 for an hour or until toothpick comes out clean.

All photographs are actual pictures of the recipe listed, baked by Virtually Everything Sweet, and cannot be used without the owner’s consent.


  1. Umm , we need to figure out how to get these from NC - NYC , ASAP ! I am a HUGE fan of all baked goods made with pumpkin .

  2. Kim, we are working on some ways to package and ship now! So get ready. :)