Pumpkin Loaf

Pumpkin Loaf

Pumpkin Loaf.  This loaf of pumpkin bread is made with 1 cup of pumpkin and 1 cup of applesauce. It just screams fall! It is full of goodness, sweetness, and happiness.


I found this cute finger play poem for Jayd and we loved it!

We sat down and welcomed Mr. Pumpkin.

Mr. Pumpkin

by Ruth I. Dowell

Mr. Pumpkin! Well, hello! 

wave hello

You’re back again this year!

I see your eyes; I see your nose;

point to eyes then to nose

 You’re grinning ear to ear!

trace grin on face with finger

Inside we’ll put a candle stick

curve left arm around like a round pumpkin

To make a lantern light;

put right hand into curve of left arm

 Then, set you on the old front porch

move left (curved) arm onto floor or lap

And let you shine all night!

hold both arms up, palm up


There is a Mr. Pumpkin (goodbye) that is absolutely adorable for the next up and coming holiday of Thanksgiving. You must check out her book!


I am truly loving this book and this pumpkin loaf.


Pumpkin season is going strong in our house this week. In Jayd’s preschool/homeschool we learned how to write the letter P. We talked about pumpkins. We learned the finger play, Mr. Pumpkin.  Then we made some pumpkin bread. It has been fun to study the Letter P and work on pumpkin projects!

I just love this time of year!


This recipe makes 2 large loaves or several small loaves . It made about 5 for me. They are a moist, cake like, pumpkin loaf.

Here is the recipe… pumpkin loaf…

Pumpkin Bread


  • ½ cup shortening
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 eggs, well beaten
  • 1 tsp. baking soda
  • 1 tsp. cinnamon
  • 1 tsp. cloves
  • ½ tsp. nutmeg
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • 2 cups flour
  • 1-2 cups applesauce
  • ½ -1 cup canned pumpkin
  • ⅓ cup nuts, chopped


  1. Mix together thoroughly. Pour into greased loaf pans. Bake at 350 degrees for 45-50 minutes, or until a toothpick comes out clean.
  2. Let cool.




Hello Mr. Pumpkin and Pumpkin Loaf!

“Goodbye Mr. Pumpkin there is someone coming down the road … he is getting very near. With feathers all around his tail.”


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