Pumpkin Spice Bread

With Halloween at the end of the week, we are wondering “what to do with all those pumpkins”!

How about some sweet Pumpkin spice bread!!!  they also make wonderful “mini”loaves for gifts!

Let me know how yours turn out in the comments below!!!

2 cups Whole wheat flour
1 1/2 cups unbleached flour
2 cups sugar
1 1/2 teaspoons salt
2 teaspoons baking soda
1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
1 1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
1 teaspoon ground nutmeg
2 cups pumpkin purée
1/2 cup butter (melted)
1/2 cup applesauce
4 eggs


Grease and flour two 9x5x3-inch loaf pans.
In a large mixing bowl, combine flours, sugar, salt, baking soda, cloves, cinnamon, and nutmeg. In a separate bowl, stir together the pumpkin, applesauce and butter.
Beat in eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Make a well in the center of the flour mixture; add pumpkin mixture. Stir just until dry ingredients are moistened. Pour batter into prepared pans. Bake at 350° for 1 hour, or until a wooden pick or cake tester inserted in center comes out clean.

Makes 2 loaves of pumpkin bread.

* this recipe was made with all organic  ingredients.


Tour Through Blog Land

Thank You Miranda for thinking that I am qualified to be a part of the Tour Through Blog Land,

so in case you haven’t noticed, I am truly a beginner blogger!

 Miranda of GraceandGravy with a side of life has a wonderful blog about her “Homemade life of homeschooling, good eats, (Mis) Adventures, and living a Grace-Filled life”! So please go check out her blog http://graceandgravy.com/ blog-tour-4a


I am working on some gifts for Christmas, but I am reluctant to speak on some of them, (psssst. my family will read this).        But I can talk about my garden, We have planted the fall veggies, lettuce, beets, cabbage, peas, collards, turnips, and kale. Also we have onions that will be ready in the spring.

Question 2: How does my work differ from those of my genre?

The biggest thing that makes me different, is that I use all things until there is no other use for them.                                          I up-cycle, recycle, and tricycle……… I’ll use a curtain to make an apron, or I’ll make a chicken coop out of pallets and siding. nfts apron

Question 3: Why do I write/create or do what I do?

I love doing things the way they were taught to me. I believe in passing the torch on to our young, or in my Grandmothers words “Planting the seeds of knowledge”. Without you teaching them, We will have NO future farmers, canners, gardeners, or lovers of the natural. So please pass what you know to those that will learn!girls planting 020

Questions 4: How does your writing/creative process work?

My husband says; my mind doesn’t never stops, I am always thinking of new ideas, new things to plant, new things to make, new recipes, new things to can, and trying to do all the new projects using nothing that is “New”.


My nomination, to be featured next Monday on the next Blog Land Tour is Brittany at  http://www.ahumblewifecan.com/.

she also has a wonderful Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/ahumblewifecan/timeline

Thank you so much for allowing me to share a little “seed planting” with you!

Leanne~  NotFromTheStore