Samhain Pumpkin Bread

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This recipe was shared with me years ago by a friend. Since then it's been tweaked and modified to its current form. Perfect for Samhain celebrations. The spices in this pumpkin bread blend together nicely, representing all things desired with the promise of new beginnings.

beautifully-baked loaf of Samhain pumpkin bread in white ceramic loaf pan
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Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
50 mins
Additional Time:
20 mins
Total Time:
1 hrs 30 mins
Servings:
16
Yield:
2 loaves

Ingredients

  • 1 ¾ cups all-purpose flour

  • 1 ½ cups white sugar

  • ¾ teaspoon salt

  • 1 teaspoon baking soda

  • 1 ½ teaspoons ground cinnamon

  • ½ teaspoon ground nutmeg

  • ½ teaspoon ground allspice

  • ½ teaspoon ground cloves

  • 1 (15 ounce) can canned pumpkin

  • cup water

  • 2 eggs

  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

  • ¼ cup vegetable oil

  • ½ cup chopped walnuts

Directions

  1. Preheat an oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease 2 loaf pans.

  2. Stir the flour, sugar, salt, baking soda, cinnamon, nutmeg, allspice, and cloves together in a large bowl. Whisk together the pumpkin, water, eggs, vanilla, and vegetable oil together in a separate bowl. Gradually pour the wet mixture into the dry while whisking until everything is well mixed. Fold the walnuts into the batter. Divide the batter between the two prepared loaf pans.

  3. Bake in the preheated oven until the top is golden and springs back when lightly pressed, 50 to 60 minutes. Allow to cool 20 minutes before removing from the pans.

Cook's Note:

The flour represents fertility and prosperity, the sugar love and passion. Salt stands for protection; the spices for protection, luck, healing, and health. Pumpkin represents abundance, while water is cleansing and eggs symbolize fertility. Vanilla is for love and mental prowess, while nuts represent health and wishes.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

197 Calories
7g Fat
32g Carbs
3g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 16
Calories 197
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 7g 9%
Saturated Fat 1g 5%
Cholesterol 23mg 8%
Sodium 261mg 11%
Total Carbohydrate 32g 12%
Dietary Fiber 2g 6%
Total Sugars 20g
Protein 3g
Vitamin C 1mg 7%
Calcium 20mg 2%
Iron 1mg 7%
Potassium 98mg 2%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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