Pumpkin Bread In A Can

07 Apr

This is an interesting recipe.  We went camping one time and I forgot a few things.  Like a pan!  So I improvised just a smidge and this is what I came up with.

You can use this camping, at your next BBQ or any other time of the year.  Check out my “helpful hints” at the bottom of the recipe for some clever gift giving ideas.

Now I have to admit, this is far from the original recipe.  But being the cowgirl that I am, I adapted and overcame the situation and was able to make a pretty darn good bread.  And, apparently I made it look pretty easy, because everyone thought I intended for it to go just like it did.  Now isn’t that something?! o.O

Pumpkin Bread In A Can

  • 2 3/4 cup Sugar
  • 1/2 cup Oil
  • 4 Eggs
  • 1 1/2 tsp. Salt
  • 1 tsp. Cinnamon
  • 1 tsp. Baking Powder
  • 3/4 cup Cool Water
  • 2 cups Pumpkin (16 oz can)
  • 3 1/2 cups Flour
  • 1 tsp. Nutmeg
  • 1 tsp. Cloves
  • 1 tsp. Allspice
  • 1 tsp. Vanilla
  • 1 cup Raisins (optional)
  • 1 1/2 cups Nuts (optional)

     Mix sugar, water, oil, pumpkin, and eggs.  Stir in dry ingredients.  Mix by hand or with mixer.  Grease and flour 4 – one pound coffee cans.  Fill cans 1/2 to 2/3 full.  Bake at 325^F for one hour and 15 minutes.

Helpful Hints

You can make all your quick breads in cans if you wish.  Just bake at the temperatures requested in the recipe and fill the cans 1/2 to 2/3 full. 

For camping, I had all the dry ingredients stored in a one pound coffee can.  Only needing to add the wet ingredients later.  So, I found that a coffee can makes a great substitute for a loaf pan in a pinch.

This is a fun way to spice it up at Christmas.  Make Christmas breads and when the bread is cool, replace the lid on the coffee can.  Wrap the can with wrapping paper and a bow.  Whalah!  One really cool, unique Christmas gift for your favorite neighbor.


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