Dessert, Pumpkin, Recipe

Old-Fashioned Pumpkin Nut Loaf Bread

I know this is a bit late (should have posted this around Thanksgiving when all the canned pumpkin was on sale) but this looks like the best Pumpkin Bread recipe out there (like on my mom’s friend used to make).

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons pumpkin pie spice
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 (15 ounce) can pumpkin puree
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup fat-free evaporated milk
  • 1 large egg 1 large egg white
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 1/4 cup chopped nuts
  • Now, if you don’t have evaporated milk, here’s a substitute: To produce 1 cup of evaporated milk, simmer 2 1/4 cups of regular milk down until it becomes 1 cup. In many recipes, evaporated milk may also be replaced with a combination of whole milk and half-and-half. For 1 cup of evaporated milk, use 3/4 cup whole milk and 1/4 cup half-and-half. And: Mix 2/3 cup non-fat dry milk with 3/4 cup water.
Bread, Recipe

Ma’s Banana Nut Bread

Ma’s Banana Nut Bread

My son requested this today. It’s the recipe my mom has been using forever. It’s from a set of Women’s Day cookbooks from the late 60’s? Anyway, thought you might enjoy (I’ve tried other recipes but still go back to this one).

Banana Nut Bread


  • 2 c. flour
  • 1 t. baking soda
  • 1/2 t. baking powder
  • 1/2 t. salt
  • 1/2 c. nuts


  • 1/2 c. oil
  • 1 c. sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 3 mashed (very ripe) bananas
  • 3 T. milk
  • 1/2 t. vanilla

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Grease and flour 1 loaf pan. In a large bowl, mix the dry ingredients together. In a separate bowl, mix the wet ingredients. Pour the wet ingredients into the dry and mix thoroughly. Pour into loaf pan. Bake for about 60 minutes (until a toothpick inserted comes out clean). Let cool for about 5 minutes then remove from pan. Try to let cool, though this never happens in my house.

I usually double the recipe because I actually have people give me bananas just to make them some of this bread.