Pumpkin Bread: Perfect Fall Flavors

When I think of the fall season I think of baking, specifically with apples and pumpkin. And now that pumpkin is in great supply it is hard not to want to share my favorite pumpkin recipes with you. This one for pumpkin bread has been a family favorite since I was a little girl. And because it makes two large loaves, it won’t leave you wishing you had made more! The perfect blend of pumpkin, cinnamon and nutmeg is a wonderful fall flavor combination. Super moist and flavorful, it will be hard to eat just one slice.  Trust me.


4 cups flour

2 teaspoons baking soda

1 1/2 teaspoons salt

1 teaspoon baking powder

1 teaspoon cinnamon

1 teaspoon nutmeg

4 eggs

3 cups sugar

1 cup oil (can substitute up to half of oil for unsweetened applesauce)

1 can Libby’s pumpkin (or approximately 2 cups of pumpkin)

3/4 cup water


Mix together flour, baking soda, salt, baking powder, cinnamon and nutmeg. Set aside.

Beat eggs until fluffy. Gradually beat in sugar.

Add oil, pumpkin, water (and applesauce if substituting) and blend.

Gradually add dry ingredients into pumpkin mixture and beat well.

Pour batter into two greased 9 x 5 inch loaf pans or eight mini loaf pans.

Bake in preheated oven to 350 degrees for 55 to 60 minutes (decrease time approximately 10 minutes if making mini-loaves) or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool on wire rack for 10 minutes before removing from pan and cooling completely.

Recipe from America’s Country Inn Cookbook, 1984.

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  1. says

    I am a pumpkin-aholic so you know I am in love with this recipe! Pumpkin bread is actually one of the few pumpkin baked goodies I haven’t made yet, so I will have to put this on my to-make-and-stuff-my-face-with list :) Thank you for sharing!

    • says

      Emilie I made the pumpkin bread and oh my was is melt in your mouth good! I might have to keep my moms mixer so I can make it throughout the winter 😀

  2. says

    Looks super yummy! I have been making pumpkin bread from a mix. My friend gave me a big box of the Krusteaz Pumpkin Spice Mix. I will be making from scratch when the mixes are gone.

  3. Dana says

    I have made this like 3 times now and it is delicious! I like that it makes two loaves because I’ve been keeping one for myself and giving one away. ; )


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