Pumpkin Bread


This is our best pumpkin bread recipe! No frills here in this old-fashioned pumpkin bread recipe—just the baking essentials, spices you expect, and pumpkin. Make a double batch to share a loaf of pumpkin pumpkin bread with coworkers, neighbors, and family when the fall weather hits.

Prep Time:
20 mins
Bake Time:
55 mins
Total Time:
1 hrs 15 mins
2 loaves


  • 3 cup sugar

  • 1 cup cooking oil

  • 4 eggs

  • 3 ⅓ cup all-purpose flour

  • 2 teaspoon baking soda

  • 1 ½ teaspoon salt

  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

  • 1 teaspoon ground nutmeg

  • cup water

  • 1 15 ounce can pumpkin


  1. Grease the bottom and 1/2 inch up sides of two 9x5x3-inch, three 8x4x2-inch, or four 7-1/2x3 1/2-x2-inch loaf pans; set aside. In a very large mixing bowl beat sugar and oil with an electric mixer on medium speed. Add eggs and beat well; set aside.

  2. In a large bowl combine flour, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, and nutmeg. Add flour mixture and water alternately to sugar mixture, beating on low speed after each addition just until combined. Beat in pumpkin. Spoon batter into prepared pans.

  3. Bake in a 350 degree F oven for 55 to 65 minutes or until a wooden toothpick inserted near centers comes out clean. Cool in pans on wire racks for 10 minutes. Remove from pans. Cool completely on wire racks. Wrap and store overnight before slicing. Makes 2 loaves (32 servings).

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Raisin-Nut Pumpkin Bread:

Prepare bread as above, except fold 3/4 cup raisins and 3/4 cup chopped walnuts into batter after pumpkin has been added. Nutrition Facts per serving: 220 cal., 10 g total fat (1 g sat. fat), 27 mg chol., 197 mg sodium, 32 g carbo., 1 g dietary fiber, 8 g pro.Daily Values: 59% vit A, 2% vit. C, 2% calcium, 6% ironExchanges: .5 Starch, 1 .5 Other Carbo., 2 Fat

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

191 Calories
8g Fat
29g Carbs
2g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 32
Calories 191
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 8g 10%
Saturated Fat 1g 5%
Cholesterol 27mg 9%
Sodium 197mg 9%
Total Carbohydrate 29g 11%
Total Sugars 18g
Protein 2g
Vitamin C 0.6mg 3%
Calcium 10.1mg 1%
Iron 1.1mg 6%
Potassium 50mg 1%
Folate, total 8.1mcg
Vitamin B-12 0.1mcg

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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