Easy Pumpkin Bread {recipe}

How to Make Pumpkin Bread is easy, and this recipe is my favorite.  It’s easy, moist and so incredibly delicious!  One of the great things about this Recipe is that you can change things up a bit.  You can add chocolate chips and or pecans for a little extra something, but if you don’t, it’s still amazing.  This is my sisters recipe and it never lasts longer than an hour in my house!

pumpkin bread recipe

Pumpkin Bread Ingredients

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  • 3-1/2 cups flour
  • 1-1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp nutmeg
  • 2 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 4 beaten eggs
  • 2/3 cup water
  • 3 cups granulated sugar
  • 1 cup Oil (corn, vegetable, or Canola)
  • 2 cups pumpkin

Optional mix ins/toppings:

  • chocolate chips
  • chopped pecans

Directions {step-by-step}

Step 1: Sift flour, salt, nutmeg, baking soda and cinnamon together in bowl:

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Step 2:  Mix together beaten eggs, water, sugar, oil and pumpkin

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Step 3:  Pour liquids into dry ingredients.  Mix.  Pour batter into 5 small loaf pans.  (I used 4 small loaf pans and 1 bread pan.)

Step 4:  Bake in preheated oven at 350 degrees for 55 minutes.  (Approximately 1 hour and 10 minutes for the bread pan.)

Step 5:  Cool slightly, then turn out on racks to cool.

Tip:  Freezes well.

pumpkin bread recipe

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  1. 1

    I would be making this if it weren’t for all the apples that I need to make in to sauce this weekend!

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    noelle d
    Twitter: jumpinbeans09

    that looks so good… i added it to my must try recipes 😉 thanks

  3. 3

    Followed a link from Tip Junkie over here. The picture of the bread looked so good and I had a can of pumpkin in the cabinet, so mine is cooling as we speak. It’s delicious. I had to use about a cup of whole wheat flour because I ran out of white flour, and I had to stretch the pumpkin with applesauce (homemade thanks to free apples from a relative’s neighbor). The 16 ounce can of pumpkin only gave me about 1 and 2/3 cups. Threw in raisins because I like them and a few ground almonds, upped the cinnamon and added ginger and alspice. I would consider these minor changes. The bread is not too dense. Definitely will save this. Thank you for posting recipe.

  4. 4

    I like their Crushed Red Pepper.