Jane's Nutcracker Pumpkin Bread

by on ‎12-20-2012 04:02 PM

You all know how near and dear to me and my family the Nutcracker is, so I thought this would be a good time to share my Nutcracker Pumpkin Bread recipe. This version was adapted from one of the dancers when I was in the Nutcracker! But I love it year-round! Hopefully your family and friends will enjoy it as much as we do! 

Nutcracker Pumpkin Bread


1-3/4 cups flour
1-1/2 cups sugar
1 tsp baking soda
3/4 tsp salt
1/4 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp cloves
1/2 tsp nutmeg
1 tsp cinnamon
1 cup plain pumpkin
1/2 cup oil
1/2 cup water
2 eggs
1 cup raisins
1 cup walnuts


Preheat oven to 350°F. Mix pumpkin, eggs, oil, and water. Mix all dry ingredients together and add to pumpkin. Mix until just blended (I mix it by hand for this recipe). Add in raisins and nuts. Pour into 9'' x 5'' loaf pan and bake for 55-60 minutes or until toothpick comes out clean from center.