Pumpkin Bread in the Smokies

We started our first week off with hiking in the Smokies. As of right now this is my favorite place in the world. Fresh mountain air, camping and lots of hiking. What could make it better? Pumpkin bread! I made some for our trip. I have tried a couple of other recipes but this one still come out on top.

Tina’s Pumpkin Bread

  • 1 1/2 c. flour
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1 c. sugar
  • 1 tsp. baking soda
  • 1 c. pumpkin puree
  • 1/2 c. vegetable oil
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • 1/4 c. water
  • 1/4 tsp. nutmeg
  • 1 tsp. cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp. allspice
  • 1/4 tsp. clovesPreheat your oven to 350. Sift together the flour, salt, baking soda & spices. In a separate bowl, combine the pumpkin, oil, eggs, water, & sugar. Pour into the bowl w/ dry ingredients & mix just until all are combined – don’t stir too much! Pour into a greased 9x5x3-in. loaf pan, bake 50-60 minutes until done in the middle. Remove from pan, cool on a rack. Keep wrapped in the refrigerator. Really good w/ cream cheese.

My family really enojoyed it too!

I almost forgot…on the way back to Anderson we decided to stop in Asheville for something to eat. In efforts to avoid any chain resturant Husband spotted a place called Apollo Flame Bistro (it was actually in Henderson, NC). It paid off because we had great Greek food. Husband had a Gyro and I had the special Spanikopita with a huge Greek salad on the side. The food was great, service was wonderful and fast. Highly recommend. I can’t wait for the Greek festival in Greenville. It is the weekend of the 21st!

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