Livvie's Pumpkin Bread

In the story, Julia's sister, Livvie, makes this pumpkin bread for the people on the Halloween Haunted House tour. In reality, it's a recipe I often made in the fall for my children when they were young. Made with canned pumpkin, it is simple and practically foolproof.

Ingredients
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 2/3 cup canned pumpkin
  • 1/3 cup molasses
  • 1 cup whole-wheat flour
  • 3/4 cup white flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon ginger
  • 1/4 teaspoon cloves
Instructions
  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees (F).

  2. Beat eggs and sugar together.

  3. Add oil, pumpkin, and molasses. Mix well.

  4. Add rest of ingredients and mix until well blended.

  5. Pour into a greased 9x5x3 loaf pan. Bake for 50 minutes.

  6. Cool in pan for 10 minutes then turn out onto a wire rack to cool completely.