Saturday, April 2, 2016

Pumpkin bread

Pumpkin bread is a favorite treat here. I even like it for breakfast with some added fruit.

With temperatures dropping below the freezing mark at night, it was nice to see the sun fill the mouse-house early this morning. We've had so many warmer days that you forget how cold it can still be during Spring in Ontario.
Back to wearing gloves today while raking around the property and filling feeders. I mentioned before that we have many dirt piles that need leveling and I'll be so glad to get the proper weather for doing so. It's just a bit too wet right now. But, so much needs to be done outside.

Back to the pumpkin bread. Besides being a favorite treat of ours, our dog, Kane, would lay in front of the oven while it baked as he knew he would get a slice, too. He loved anything with pumpkin; especially his own muffin. I'll always enjoy this bread remembering how his eyes would light up as I prepared a muffin, with butter, just for him. Every day I think of him. I miss him so much. But in my heart, I hope that never changes.

                                                          "Not that camera...again."

                                                        Pumpkin bread
Cream 1 cup of softened butter
Add 3 eggs & 2 1/2 cups of sugar
beat well

in a separate bowl...
Combine 3 cups of flour
with 1 teaspoon of each of the following...
baking powder
baking soda
powdered cloves

Add 1/2 tsp of nutmeg

Add dry to butter/egg mixture alternating with 2 cups of pumpkin
Mix after each addition.

Stir in 1 teaspoon of vanilla

This is where you can add 1 cup of raisins or nuts (pecans are wonderful)
I  prefer it plain and add pecans on top.

Pour into loaf tins or muffin tins.
This will make 3 loaves 9x5x3 lined with parchment paper or greased and floured.

Bake at 350 for one hour for loaves
or 25 minutes for muffins
I cover the loaves with pecans or
pop a pecan on top of each muffin for that added crunch.

Sharing at Foodie Friday and Everything Else.

hugs, Deb


  1. Your little mouse house is just so charming and cozy! This recipe looks great, Deb - can't wait to try it! Awww poor Kane - he's looking down and wagging his fluffy tail xoxo

  2. yum! Looks and sounds great!!I love that Kane had his own muffin, lol,

  3. This sounds really good. I'm going to have to try it.

  4. I love pumpkin bread, your recipe is the one I use, except I add pecan pieces, I should try raisins too !
    Sweet Kane, he was such a beautiful boy.

  5. Lovely photos . We here aren't big on Pumpkin but if it was blueberry well now your talking lol ! I can imagine how much you miss Kane but he will always be in your heart and memories .Love the pic of Kaine on your wall. We have had snow squalls on and off all day thank fully none has stayed it melts as soon as it hits the ground . Thanks for sharing , Have a good day !

  6. The sunshine looks so wonderful in the mouse house.
    We are into our second day of rain. Sunday will bring more rain and a few flurries :/
    Pumpkin loaf would be good.
    Purrs Georgia and Julie,
    Treasure and JJ

  7. The pumpkin muffin sounds amazing. I love pumpkin spice anything =)
    Sweet Kane...I can almost picture his joy at getting his own muffin

  8. That look is priceless. My favorite way to eat pumpkin bread is toasted, spread with cream cheese that has pumpkin spice added to it...yum!

  9. I'm off to check the freezer ... I think I have some pumpkin bread stashed away! oxox

  10. You always have such lovely baked goods. I feel the same loss when I finish a bowl of cereal. Our old kitty loved to lick the last little bit of milk from the bowl. -Jenn

  11. Quite appropriate that Kane would get pumpkin treats. That Audrey glare is perfect!

  12. Oh still! I can smell the pumpkin bread from here...and the story of your beloved Kane waiting beside the oven just warms my heart. This is such a beautiful memory for you....I am going to try the recipe tomorrow ! Big hugs!!!!

  13. Yum...looks delish! We're back to winter, too! I have the same color begonia and brought it in, along with some pansies last night!

  14. The pumpkin bread sounds delicious. I happen to have a can of pumpkin that needs to be used soon. Will have to try this recipe. Thanks for sharing! I read a quote that made me think of Sierra after my own cats who are no longer with me. "It's impossible to forget a cat that gave you so much to remember." So true - and applies to any person or animal.

  15. This looks really good and I'm going to have to remember either "where it lives" or get it copied down! I love pumpkin bread, too. And I especially love the wonderful painting of Kane. What a treasure.

  16. Your pumpkin bread reminded me that my daughter gave us a pumpkin monkey bread mix not too long ago. I need to try that. Your bread looks delicious.
    And I'll bet Kane enjoyed having his own pumpkin muffin. I shared my salmon with Rose (our oldest cat) today. She and I are the only salmon lovers in the house.

  17. Sweet memory of precious Kane. I feed our doggies canned pumpkin whenn they have upset like a charm! And FAST too! So i keep it in canned form at all times..not the pie fillng but pure plain canned pumpkin. I sure hope spring heads your way soon!

  18. Your bread looks delish!
    And....don't get me started on those gorgeous Begonias!
    Can't wait to get some for my baskets...
    Linda :o)

  19. I have been looking for a pumpkin bread recipe with butter rather than oil for the longest time! Thank you for sharing it! Sweet memories of your darling Kane. The painting is wonderful and those begonias with the morning light....aaah! Hugs xo Karen

  20. Hey, Frank did that painting! It's beautiful!! He is coming to our Homes with Woofs fundraiser. I love his work. :)