• 157 Ratings

If you're looking for a classic pumpkin bread, this is our best pumpkin bread recipe! No frills here just the baking essentials, spices you expect, and pumpkin. Make a double batch to share a pumpkin loaf with coworkers, neighbors, anyone you want to show you care.

Source: Better Homes and Gardens

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Recipe Summary

prep:
20 mins
bake:
55 mins at 350°
Servings:
32
Yield:
2 loaves
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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).

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

191 calories; total fat 8g; saturated fat 1g; polyunsaturated fat 0g; monounsaturated fat 0g; cholesterol 27mg; sodium 197mg; potassium 50mg; carbohydrates 29g; fiber 1g; sugar 18g; protein 2g; vitamin a 0RE; vitamin a 2867IU; vitamin c 1mg; thiamin 0mg; riboflavin 0mg; niacin equivalents 1mg; vitamin b6 0mg; folate 8mcg; vitamin b12 0mcg; calcium 10mg; iron 1mg.
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Reviews

157 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 108
  • 4 star values: 24
  • 3 star values: 7
  • 2 star values: 6
  • 1 star values: 12
Rating: 5 stars
10/04/2017
The best Pumkin bread. Easy to substitute with gluten free flour. Also used an egg substitute with excellent results.
Rating: 5 stars
10/21/2017
I have been making this Pumpkin bread for the past 47 years. It was originally part of a newsletter that Kraft sent out weekly. I bake it in 4 coffee cans and then wrap them in decorative bags as gifts on the Holidays. It has never failed in taste and presentation.
Rating: 5.0 stars
10/07/2019
I add a bag of dark chocolate chips to the recipe and it's always a hit with my coworkers and family.
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Rating: 4 stars
10/21/2017
This is a good video that show how to make pumpkin bread -- It looks easy enough for our grandchildren to make when they are with us on week ends. I just thought the bread was a bit too dark after it was cooked - I'll have to make this and see for myself! Thank you for the video it was great!
Rating: Unrated
09/10/2016
Pumpkin bread .. love with cinnamon butter.
Rating: Unrated
11/28/2013
I make Pumpkin Bread all the time and this is the best recipe I've found, Everyone loves my pumpkin bread!
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Rating: Unrated
11/12/2016
I made this pumpkin bread, and i must say it was delicious. I did substitute almond milk for the water, and melted butter for the cooking oil.
Rating: Unrated
09/11/2016
3 cups of sugar? pass.....
Rating: Unrated
09/11/2016
Can you use pumpkin soup? We don't get canned pumpkin like the US where you use it to Make pumpkin pie. And I'd love a good pumpkin bread recipe!
Rating: Unrated
10/01/2016
I substitute Coconut Palm Sugar and other low glycemic sweetners.  I also kept in mind that this is a recipe for 2 loaves of 9x5 pumpkin bread.
Rating: Unrated
09/17/2016
I do a lot of baking using mostly european recipes. One cup of sugar is the most that any average cake would require. 3 cups is just way, way too much!  Cakes should have some natural flavours from other ingredients such as pumpkin, nuts, vanilla, cinnamon etc. Too much sugar just kills all those natural flavours. And that is the problem with most baked goods in America.
Rating: Unrated
09/26/2015
best pumpkin bread I ever had
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