If you’ve ever tasted my mother’s pumpkin bread then it’s likely you’ve never forgotten it. She’s been asked many times over the years if she would make it and sell it. She has never made it to sell but she’s stayed busy through the years just making it for family and friends.
I asked mom recently if she would mind if I shared this much-loved recipe and she happily agreed. I never remember this recipe being new in our family, I’ve been eating it all of my life. So I asked her if she remembered where and when she had received this recipe. She told me that she had received this pumpkin bread recipe tucked inside of a Christmas card. She said that the Christmas card was given to her sometime during the 60’s, at church, from an older woman. This woman had said that she had raised her own children while often feeding them this pumpkin bread, and encouraged my mother, who was then the mother of young children, to give this recipe a try. My mom did and the rest is history in our family.