Dark Molasses Pumpkin Bread

Total Time
1hr 15mins
15 mins
1 hr

On a mission to find "the" pumpkin bread a distant relative makes - after years of begging for the recipe to no avail!

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  1. Whisk together the first 8 ingredients. Beat the butter for a minute or so, then gradually beat in the molasses, and beat till lightened. Beat in the eggs, one at a time, then add the pumpkin.
  2. Combine the milk and vanilla.
  3. Alternate adding the flour mixture and the milk mixture to the pumpkin mixture. (If you're using white or wheat flour, don't overbeat). Fold in the nuts and raisins.
  4. Bake in a greased 9"x5" pan at 350F for about an hour, until a pick comes out clean. Let cool a few minutes before unmolding.