Pumpkin Bread

Pumpkin Bread
Are you tired of pumpkin yet? I hope not, because I’ve got a few more recipes to share with you. Since pumpkin recipes are really only appropriate a few months out of the year, I’ve got to squeeze them all in now, before it’s too late.

I told you last week that I almost never see a recipe and immediately make it. Well maybe I’m changing, because this is another recipe I just couldn’t resist. I saw this bread on Baking Junkie and I was intrigued by the fact that it was an old family recipe. You normally can’t go wrong with those! Plus it looked so good I couldn’t stop thinking about it.

Pumpkin Bread
I’m so glad I made it, because it is absolutely wonderful. It may be the best pumpkin bread I’ve ever had (and I already had a favorite chocolate chip pumpkin bread recipe on here!) This one is a classic. Moist, sweet, and full of pumpkin flavor, this bread just begs to be devoured. I won’t tell you how quickly we ate this loaf because I would be embarrassed, but I will tell you that next time I’m making it in muffin form to add an element of portion control. Yes, it’s that good.

Pumpkin Bread

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Pumpkin Bread

Ingredients:

1 1/2 cups sugar
1/2 cup vegetable oil
2 eggs, beaten
8oz pumpkin (approximately 1 cup)
1 3/4 cups flour
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp salt
1/2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp nutmeg
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1/4 tsp ground cloves
1/3 cup water

Directions:

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Beat together sugar and vegetable oil. Add eggs and pumpkin. Combine the remaining dry ingredients in a separate bowl. Add to pumpkin mixture, alternating with water (starting and ending with the dry ingredients). Pour into a well greased loaf pan. Bake for approximately one hour, or until toothpick inserted into center comes out clean.

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44 Responses to “Pumpkin Bread”

  1. 1

    Jessica @ How Sweet — October 25, 2010 @ 1:39 am

    That is a perfect loaf of pumpkin bread!

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    Danielle — October 25, 2010 @ 2:09 am

    I love pumpkin bread! Keep sharing pumpkin recipes(: I love them too. I'm pretty much obsessed with pumpkin now that it's in season

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    Anonymous — October 25, 2010 @ 2:52 am

    looks yummy.

    but who says you can only bake w/ pumplin a few months of the year??? for me – anytime is a good time :)

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    Lisa — October 25, 2010 @ 3:32 am

    I could never have too much pumpkin bread, or too much pumpkin for that matter. The more the better.

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    theblogisthenewblack — October 25, 2010 @ 10:02 am

    I have leftover pumpkin… and while not a fan myself, I bet I could make someone happy with this recipe!

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    Melanie — October 25, 2010 @ 12:21 pm

    I ♥ Pumpkin too! I've tried about three new pumpkin bread recipes this year, and I love them all for different reasons, lol! We go through it a little too quickly in our house too. I'll have to give this one a try, it looks easy and yummy! :)

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    Evan Thomas — October 25, 2010 @ 12:59 pm

    Nothing says Fall like sitting eating pumpkin bread and drinking a hot drink :-)

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    Jenn — October 25, 2010 @ 1:25 pm

    I love pumpkin bread…yours looks wonderful!

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    alison @ Ingredients, Inc. — October 25, 2010 @ 1:43 pm

    This looks delicious! We love pumpkin bread at my house

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    embraceyourskin — October 25, 2010 @ 2:06 pm

    Oh dear… I have all the ingredients for this. This means I am liable to gain 10 pounds today. 10 pounds of pumpkin bread.

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    K o r i — October 25, 2010 @ 2:32 pm

    I love pumpkin-anything and am always up for trying new versions of everything where it's the main ingredient. Yum!

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    Kori and Robbie — October 25, 2010 @ 2:32 pm

    I love pumpkin-anything and am always up for trying new versions of everything where it's the main ingredient. Yum!

  13. 13

    A Cooks Quest — October 25, 2010 @ 2:55 pm

    That looks wonderful! I've been looking for a good pumpkin bread recipe, I may have to do this one tonight.

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    Aimee — October 25, 2010 @ 3:19 pm

    I'm so glad you liked it Megan! I'll be sure to let my mother-in-law know…it will make her day :)

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    Ingrid — October 25, 2010 @ 3:53 pm

    Nope! Not tired of pumpkin at all. I just got started baking with it this weekend. :)
    ~ingrid

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    Rachel @ The Avid Appetite — October 25, 2010 @ 4:00 pm

    I am SO not over the pumpkin craze…in fact, it's just begun! We aren't even at Halloween yet, let alone Thanksgiving. I love pumpkin bread and haven't yet made it this season…maybe I will try this one this week!

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    Andrea the Kitchen Witch — October 25, 2010 @ 4:18 pm

    I've been waiting to make pumpkin bread until I found the 'perfect recipe'. I do believe my search is over!!!

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    Samantha Angela — October 25, 2010 @ 4:34 pm

    I'm definitely not tired of pumpkin yet. I haven't even cooked anything with pumpkin yet!

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    Shannon — October 25, 2010 @ 4:56 pm

    I haven't started cooking with pumpkin yet either! This bread looks great. Especially with a little slather of cream cheese icing :-) .

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    Olya Nikol Pishcheva — October 25, 2010 @ 5:04 pm

    Bread from pumpkin??! Never tried it! Thanks!!

  21. 21

    Beth — October 25, 2010 @ 5:32 pm

    This looks delicious Megan! I am so sold on your cooking! Made your potato soup one more time. It's a fav here. Keep the recipes coming!

  22. 22

    smalltownoven — October 26, 2010 @ 12:59 am

    I don't think there can ever be too many pumpkin recipes to go around! And this one certainly looks like a winner!

  23. 23

    Treat and Trick — October 26, 2010 @ 1:33 am

    Hi Megan, bread looks so soft and delicious, never tried pumpkin in bread making though..

  24. 24

    Shawn — October 26, 2010 @ 3:25 am

    I am loving everything pumpkin right now! Yummy! Your blog is awesome, and I just wanted to let you know that I nominated you for a "One Lovely Blog Award!" You can check it out at:

    http://iwashyoudry.blogspot.com/2010/10/i-got-award.html

    Thanks for the great recipes!
    - Shawn

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    CaSaundraLeigh — October 26, 2010 @ 12:05 pm

    There can never be enough pumpkin recipes–I love it! This loaf looks amazing, you can just tell it tastes fabulous. Glad you enjoyed!

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    Barbara — October 26, 2010 @ 1:55 pm

    Tired of pumpkin??? Not a chance! Your bread looks light and lovely!

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    blackbookkitchendiaries — October 26, 2010 @ 2:22 pm

    this bread looks so moist and yummy! would love to try this recipe out. thank you for sharing.

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    ~Lisa~ — October 26, 2010 @ 5:42 pm

    Pumpkins bread is so delicious. I love the spices and the flavor!

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    sinfullyspicy — October 26, 2010 @ 6:31 pm

    This looks so wonderful …I am a big fan of sweet & spicy pumpkin goodies..looks beautiful

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    Jessica @ bake me away! — October 27, 2010 @ 2:08 am

    There are so many pumpkin things I want to make, but haven't made a single one yet! This looks simple and perfect. :)

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    briarrose — October 27, 2010 @ 6:49 pm

    This looks wonderful. I haven't made a pumpkin bread yet this season….this must change. ;)

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    MommieDaze — October 28, 2010 @ 2:16 am

    How can you ever get tired of pumpkin? I have three cans in the cupboard right now. I'll have to try this. Yum!

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    Maranda — October 28, 2010 @ 5:03 pm

    I am so making this soon! I love pumpkin and could never get tired of it! Thanks for sharing!!

  34. 34

    Eliana — October 29, 2010 @ 8:01 pm

    I never get tired of pumpkin! And this bread seriously looks textbook perfect.

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    Whitney — November 7, 2010 @ 2:09 am

    I just tried this recipe today and it is amazing! It was so simple and easy to whip up, because I already had all the ingredients on hand.
    The loaves baked up beautifully, the texture is so soft and moist, and the flavor is perfect! Even the outer crust of the bread is so sweet and crispy.
    I might reduce the sugar next time, though. But that's just my personal taste.
    5 out of 5 stars!
    This just might become my go-to pumpkin bread recipe. Thanks for sharing it!

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    megan @ whatmegansmaking — November 8, 2010 @ 2:52 am

    Whitney – I'm so glad you liked this! Thanks for stopping back to let me know. I love hearing recipe feedback (especially when it's positive!) :)

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    kim — November 19, 2010 @ 1:51 pm

    I feel kind of silly, but do you mean to use 1/2 of a 15 oz. can for one recipe.

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    megan @ whatmegansmaking — November 19, 2010 @ 1:58 pm

    Kim – yes, sorry! That's not clear at all, is it? I'll change it. Use 1/2 a 15oz can, or 8oz of pumpkin.

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    Angela — October 1, 2011 @ 9:12 pm

    Is the pumpkin in this recipe supposed to be canned pumpkin?

    • megan replied: — October 1st, 2011 @ 9:29 pm

      yes, canned pumpkin. :)

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    Eidilia — October 23, 2012 @ 11:01 pm

    I made this bread tonight and it came deliciously moist and flavorful. I added a cinnamon sugar topping for a little extra sweetness once it was done and it’s just perfect. Thanks for posting!

    • megan replied: — November 5th, 2012 @ 7:36 am

      So glad you liked this, it is one of our favorites! :)

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