Southern Style Pumpkin and Pecan Bread
PREP TIME: 1 hour and 15 minutes
MAKES: 2 loaves

Pumpkin is one of those unique vegetables that because of its flavor and texture can fit into any recipe ranging from soups to desserts. This is yet another example of the marriage of pumpkins and pecans in a bread recipe making the dish perfect for those Southern style dinners.


  • 2 cups canned pumpkin
  • 1 cup corn oil
  • 4 beaten eggs
  • 2/3 cup water
  • 3 1/3 cups sifted flour
  • 1 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp nutmeg
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 2 tsp baking soda
  • 3 cups sugar
  • ½ cup golden raisins
  • ½ cup chopped pecans

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Grease and flour two loaf pans. In a large mixing bowl, combine oil, eggs, water, and pumpkin. Using a wire whisk, whip to blend thoroughly. Sprinkle in flour and when well blended, add salt, nutmeg, cinnamon, baking soda and sugar. Fold in to incorporate the ingredients, then add the raisins and pecans. Pour the mixture into the loaf pans and bake for 1 hour.

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