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Classic Fall Pumpkin Bread

Classic Fall Pumpkin Bread

This classic fall recipe has been a favorite of my family for decades! Great for a side dish, dessert, breakfast, with coffee, with icing, without icing...
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Prep Time10 minutes
Cook Time1 hour 20 minutes
Total Time1 hour 30 minutes
Servings16 oz


  • Stand mixer
  • Measuring Spoons


  • 1 ½ Cup Sugar
  • 2 Eggs
  • ½ Cup Vegetable Oil
  • 1 ⅔ Cup Flour
  • 1 tsp Baking Soda
  • ¾ tsp Salt
  • 1 ½ tsp Cinnamon
  • 1 tsp Nutmeg Freshly Ground (1 1/2 if preground)
  • 1 ½ tsp Cloves
  • ½ tsp Allspice
  • 1 Cup Pumpkin


  • Preheat oven to 325
  • In a small mixing bowl, sift dry ingredients (not sugar)
  • In a large mixing bowl beat eggs and oil, and slowly add sugar until thoroughly mixed
  • Slowly add flour mix to eggs mix until thoroughly mixed
  • Add pumpkin, thoroughly mix
  • This is a quickbread so it's more cake-like than bread
    pumpkin bread dough
  • Using a greased medium loaf ban, bake for appx 80 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the middle of the loaf comes out clean
  • Let cool on a rack, then remove from loaf pan
  • Cut down the middle of the loaf and then into slices
  • I have tried adding a glaze to this and also cream cheese frosting. Both of them work very well, try them out and see what you like best.
  • I have also tried using fresh pumpkin for this recipe, but didn't find it to be any better than using canned. It just took a lot more work.
  • Taking a picture in poor lighting conditions optional
    pumpkin bread sliced


I should note that I have taken to doubling this recipe. For two reasons: one, that they go fast. Two, that cans of pumpkin (which you're probably going to use) generally come in 15 oz size (just shy of 2 Cups). If you do, you'll have to adjust the time on the bake accordingly, usually about 10 minutes or so.
Update: I have also taken do baking them in mini loaves. They last longer, there's more to give away, and they freeze well!


Serving: 1oz | Sodium: 186mg | Calcium: 9mg | Vitamin C: 1mg | Vitamin A: 647IU | Sugar: 19g | Fiber: 1g | Potassium: 46mg | Cholesterol: 20mg | Calories: 190kcal | Saturated Fat: 6g | Fat: 8g | Protein: 2g | Carbohydrates: 30g | Iron: 1mg