I asked my mom, and she suggested baking pumpkin bread. She always knows what to do. :) I agreed that pumpkin bread would be the perfect little "thank you."
When I need to find the best recipe of its kind, I check www.allrecipes.com and search by rating. This pumpkin bread has over 5,000 5-star reviews!
"Downeast Maine Pumpkin Bread"
Original recipe makes 3 - 7x3 inch loaf pans
1 15-oz can pumpkin puree
1 c. vegetable oil
2/3 c. water
3 c. white sugar
3 1/2 c. flour
2 tsp. baking soda
1 1/2 tsp. salt
1 tsp. nutmeg
1 tsp. cinnamon
1/2 tsp. ground cloves
1/4 tsp. ground ginger
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease and flour three 7x3 inch loaf pans.
- In a large bowl, mix together pumpkin puree, eggs, oil, water and sugar until well blended. In a separate bowl, whisk together the flour, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves and ginger. Stir the dry ingredients into the pumpkin mixture until just blended. Pour into the prepared pans.
- Bake for about 50 minutes in the preheated oven. Loaves are done when toothpick inserted in center comes out clean.
***I baked mine for at least 65! Just keep checking.