Pumpkin Bread Recipe

I love pumpkin bread.  It tastes like fall… the cinnamon, cloves and nutmeg … yum, yum.  Served warm with butter or a little bit of cream cheese and you have a great snack.

pumpkin bread recipe

Step 1:

Preheat oven to 350 degree.  Spray two loaf pans with a light coat of cooking spray (like PAM).

Step 2:

Mix pumpkin, eggs, oil, water, vanilla and sugar until blended with an electric mixer.

pumpkin bread recipe

Step 3:

Whisk together the dry ingredients;  flour, baking soda, salt and pumpkin pie spice.

pumpkin bread recipe

Step 4:

Mix dry ingredients into wet ingredients until just combined.

pumpkin bread recipe

Step 5:

Pour evenly into the two prepared loaf pans.  Bake for 60 – 70 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.  This recipe makes two loaves.  We usually eat the first one and freeze the second one.  We have a FoodSaver, so we vacuum seal the bread and it keeps for one to three years.  But really, who would not eat it as soon as possible?

pumpkin bread recipe


1 can (15 oz) pumpkin puree (not pumpkin pie filling)

4 eggs

1 cup vegetable oil

2/3 cup water

2 teaspoons vanilla

2 1/2 cups all purpose flour

2 teaspoons baking soda

1 1/2 teaspoons salt

2 tablespoons pumpkin pie spice


Add chopped nuts, or chocolate chips or dried cranberries.  Only limiting factor is your imagination.

This bread makes a very nice Holiday gift.  If you don’t want to make the bread, give a pumpkin bread mix kit.  Buy the loaf pans and put one inside the other (or put them into a larger gift basket).  Inside the loaf pan, place a small jar of the pumpkin pie spice.  Be sure to include the recipe for both the pumpkin pie spice and the pumpkin bread.  To fill up the loaf pan include a box of tea or an oven mitt.  Everyone loves a gift they can enjoy long after the occasion.



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