Thursday, September 30, 2010

Pumpkin, Raisin and Pecan Bread

Just the smell alone is a good reason to make this bread.  I made two loaves this afternoon and thought I would share the recipe with you all.

Pumpkin, Raisin and Pecan Bread

1 can pumpkin this will yield about 2 cups
2 ripe bananas
4 large eggs
2/3 c. milk
1/2 c. oil
31/2 c. all purpose flour
3 cups sugar
2 teaspoons baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon vanilla flavoring
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/8 teaspoon ground fresh nutmeg
1/8 teaspoon ground cloves
1 cup raisins
1/4 cup rum
1 cup chopped toasted pecans

Preheat over to 350 degrees.  Spray 2 large loaf pans with non stick cooking spray. 

In a large bowl of mixer, combine pumpkin, banana, eggs, oil, milk and vanilla.

In a small bowl soak one cup of raisins in 1/4 cup rum.  Allow to sit for at least 15 minutes. 

In another large bowl, combine flour, sugar, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, nutmeg and cloves.  Gradually add flour mixture to pumpkin mixture, stirring until blended.  Add pecans and raisins with the rum now by folding in slowly.  Pour batter evenly into prepared pans.  Bake 45 to 50 minutes or until a wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean.  cool in pans on a wire rack 15 minutes.  Remove from pans, and cool completely on a wire rack.  You can make this bread without the nuts or the raisins  if preferred.

Perfect with a cup of coffee.  Enjoy!  If you try it please let me know what you think.

Carol-the gardener


  1. This bread sounds so good! Following you back! Thanks for stopping over!

  2. Seriously, I can almost smell it from here.

  3. It is easy to make and it is delicious. Wrap the second loaf up in heavy foil and it is so moist. Just the two of us went through a loaf in less than a week. Or give on to a good friend.


  4. Hi there! I'm your newest follower from the Friday blog hops.

    The pumpkin bread looks delicious! I host a healthy food recipe swap on Fridays and this would be a great addition! Hop on by and check it out. Hope to see ya there. :)

  5. This looks delicious, I love the smell of baking bread in the fall!


  6. Sounds delicious and your presentation is beautiful.

  7. That looks really good. I don't like pumpkin pie, but I like pumpkin bread, muffins, etc.

  8. I will have a slice of this please! Yum!

  9. This bread looks so scrumptious, and thanks for sharing your recipe, Carol!

  10. Wow! That looks amazing!

    I just found your blog on a Saturday Blog Hop! Have a wonderful weekend!

    Amanda @

  11. I'm your newest Saturday follower! Would love for you to visit me at Mom of all Trades when you get a chance :)

  12. I just got a can of pumpkin this week. I did notice you mention oil but wondered how much to use.

    Found you from Follow Friday 40 and newest follower.

    Peace...Naila Moon

  13. I just wanted to you to know that your wonderful bread was featured in my Fresh Friday blog hop tonight! Thanks for posting and sharing! Roz