Mabon is fast approaching so I thought now was a perfect time to bring out my Grandma’s famous pumpkin bread recipe! For me sabbats are all about connecting with family and sharing good food, so family recipes are a perfect fit. Better yet, the ingredients in this pumpkin bread have magical correspondences of protection, healing, and prosperity fitting for the transition from reaping season to the final harvest. I, for one, am using this as an opportunity to reset my intentions with the newly waxing moon as we launch full force into autumn.
Grandma’s Pumpkin Bread
Bake at 350 // 50 to 55 minutes // Makes 3 loaves
Beat 3 eggs
½ cup vegetable oil
2 cups canned pumpkin
1 tsp vanilla
3 cups sugar
3 cups all purpose flour (mix slowly!)
1 tsp baking soda
½ tsp baking powder
½ tsp salt
1 tsp cinnamon
1 tsp ground cloves
1 tsp ground ginger
1 tsp nutmeg
1 cup chopped walnuts or pecans OR sprinkle raw, unsalted pumpkin seeds on top a bit before it is done!
Pour evenly into 3 loaf pans that have been sprayed and floured. Bake as directed and test with a toothpick inserted near middle. Cool on racks and wrap in foil.
Pumpkin – banishment, divination, healing, prosperity, and protection
Vanilla – happiness, love, and lust
Cinnamon – success, healing, protection, power, love, luck, strength, prosperity
Cloves – protection, love, prosperity, banishing, friendship
Ginger – sensuality, sexuality, personal confidence, prosperity, success, health, protection, new experiences and adventures
Nutmeg – prosperity, luck, protection, intellect, removing curses
And there we have it! Let me know if you make this and how it works out for you!
xo – Lena