My favorite thing about this pumpkin bread recipe is that the recipe card is written by my grandmother. So, every time I take the recipe out to bake, I think of her. Her special twist is adding frosting over the top. If you add frosting while the loaf is still warm from the oven, it melts around the loaf like icing and permeates into the bread.

I make this recipe regularly for school morning breakfasts. Pumpkin bread is also a staple on Thanksgiving. You can add 1/2 cup of raisins or chopped pecans. However, my family prefers the bread with only the addition of as much frosting as possible. Yes, they do fight over the piece with the thickest layer of frosting. They also cut off the top and save it for last. I think that’s a sign of patience and high IQ to save the best for last…. my kids are #awesome! Except when they are reduced to throwing punches for the best slice.

Preheat oven to 350

 Mix and set aside dry ingredients:
3 cups flour
2 teaspoons (tsp) baking powder
2 tsp baking soda
1 tsp salt
2 tsp cinnamon
1/4 tsp ground cloves
1/4 tsp nutmeg

In your KitchenAid Mixer

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beat four eggs. When eggs are well beaten add:
2 cups sugar
2 cups pumpkin
1 1/4 cups oil

When the “wet” ingredients are thoroughly mixed, add the dry ingredients.
Grease two loaf pans (I use PAM Cooking Spray

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) and before I pour the dry ingredients into the mixer, I pour a little into each loaf pan to coat it.

After dry and wet ingredients are thoroughly mixed together, divide equally into two loaf pans and bake for one hour.
Remove the loafs from the oven after an hour. Allow the bread to cool for 10 minutes and then add a layer of Frosting

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. The bread should cool completely before removing it from the loaf pans & serving.

This recipe has been passed down through the generations of my family. Therefore, I don’t actually know who to credit. I can only tell you that I didn’t create this recipe.

Oh… and as I previously stated in my Molasses sugar cookie post, don’t bake without one of these. LIFE CHANGING!! If you don’t have one… put it on your Christmas list… or just buy it and label it “From Santa,” and act really surprised Christmas morning…