SparkPeople Advertisers Keep the Site Free

4.3 of 5 (7)
Create a Recipe Makeover

Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 20
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 286.5
  • Total Fat: 10.5 g
  • Cholesterol: 41.2 mg
  • Sodium: 325.5 mg
  • Total Carbs: 45.0 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 1.5 g
  • Protein: 4.1 g

View full nutritional breakdown of Grandma Nick's Pumpkin Bread calories by ingredient
Report Inappropriate Recipe

Grandma Nick's Pumpkin Bread

Submitted by: JLVANPEL

Introduction

This comes from the 1971 Betty Crocker Cookbook and is the best pumpkin bread recipe I have found. It makes great mini-loafs for holiday gifts. This comes from the 1971 Betty Crocker Cookbook and is the best pumpkin bread recipe I have found. It makes great mini-loafs for holiday gifts.
Number of Servings: 20

Ingredients

    2/3 cup shortening
    2 2/3 cups sugar
    4 eggs
    1 can (1 pound) pumpkin
    2/3 cup water
    3 1/3 cups flour
    2 tsp. baking soda
    1 1/2 tsp. salt
    1/2 tsp. baking powder
    1 tsp. cinnamon
    1 tsp. cloves
    2/3 cup coarsely chopped nuts
    2/3 cup raisins, if desired

Directions

1) Heat oven to 350 degrees
2) Grease 2 9x5x3-inch loaf pans or 3 8.5x4.5x2.5-inch loaf pans
3) In large bowl, cream shortening and sugar until fluffy
4) Stir in eggs, pumpkin and water
5) Blend in flour, soda, salt, baking powder, cinnamon, and cloves
6) Stir in nuts and raisins
7) Pour into pans
8) Bake about 70 minutes or until wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean

I never use the raisins--I think it is better without.

There is a note in the cookbook that says "If using self-rising flour, omit soda, salt and baking powder." But, I have always included them.



Number of Servings: 20

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user JLVANPEL.






Great Stories from around the Web


Rate This Recipe



Member Ratings For This Recipe

  • Amazing! This bread is soooooooo good - 11/15/10

    Was this review helpful?   yes  No
  • The BEST pumpkin bread ever!! I have been looking for this recipe for almost 10years now! This is the recipe my mom would make for us growing up and she got it from my grandma... thank you sooo much for posting it - 10/28/10

    Was this review helpful?   yes  No
  • This is my favorite pumpkinn bread recipe ever. I lost my copy out of my three ring version and I have been searching frantically for this recipe for the past few days. Thank you so much for posting it. :) - 11/25/09

    Was this review helpful?   yes  No

  • Bad
    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I am going to make this today to hand. - 12/15/08

    Was this review helpful?   yes  No
  • going to make this love pumkin /banana bread - 12/5/08

    Was this review helpful?   yes  No
  • sounds real good,looks like the same recipe I have use before. - 11/25/08

    Was this review helpful?   yes  No