Fein Tau Weiyema (Pumpkin Bread)

  • Serves

    serves 6-8


This dense, puddinglike pumpkin bread makes a rich and satisfying dessert. This recipe first appeared in our November 2012 issue along with Betsy Andrews's story Cassava Nation.


  • ¼ cups canola oil, plus more for pan
  • 2 cups flour, plus more for pan
  • 1½ cups sugar
  • ¼ cups milk
  • 1 tbsp. vanilla extract
  • 1½ tsp. ground cinnamon
  • ½ tsp. kosher salt
  • 2 (15-oz.) cans pumpkin puree, or 2 lb. pureed, roasted pumpkins or acorn squash


Step 1

Heat oven to 350°. Grease and flour a 9" round cake pan; set aside. Stir together oil, sugar, milk, vanilla, cinnamon, salt, and pumpkin in a bowl; add flour, and stir until just combined. Pour into prepared pan, and smooth top. Bake until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean, about 1 hour. Cut into squares or wedges to serve.

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