how to: bake pumpkin bread like tammy wynette

I’ve been thinking about Tammy Wynette a lot lately. Maybe it’s because I changed my work computer’s desktop to this last Friday, or maybe it’s because I’m saying her name 100 times a day, scolding my naughty kitty, her green-eyed namesake. So last week, when I came upon a couple handwritten recipes of hers on the Country Music Hall of Fame’s website (check them out here), I decided her pumpkin bread would be the perfect baking project. Like most of my go-to recipes, it’s pretty simple and pretty delicious.


3 1/2 cups self-rising flour
1 teaspoon nutmeg
1 teaspoon cinnamon
4 eggs, lightly beaten
3 1/2 cups sugar
2 1/2 cups mashed pumpkin
1 cup vegetable oil
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 cup chopped nuts


Mix dry ingredients, blend other ingredients, except nuts. Mix alternately and add nuts. Grease two Bundt pans and fill. Bake approximately 45 minutes at 350 degrees.

Then try to fend off your cat and dog while you enjoy a slice and a glass of milk.

Obviously, I’d recommend baking these babies with Tammy on. I’ve been listening to her “Another Lonely Song” album a lot. Every song is a winner.



Top photo c/o: country dreaming

3 thoughts on “how to: bake pumpkin bread like tammy wynette

  1. So i glanced over the recipe and scrolled and I screamed oh my god, kitty!!!! I am glad it’s thursday! This cat lady is about to go sell some CDs in order to see a free show at the cedar (I call that volunteering with benefits). I’ll probably think of kitties too (we have 2).

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