Pumpkin Bread

Pumpkin Bread- My favorite pumpkin bread recipe. It’s a moist cake bread with just the right balance of spices.
overhead photo of Pumpkin Bread
The final dessert I made for Thanksgiving was my favorite pumpkin bread. This is my “go to” recipe and everyone always seems to enjoy it. I’ve had pumpkin breads that have too much cinnamon, too much cloves, etc. I think this recipe has the perfect balance.

Last year my sister got me this gorgeous pumpkin patch loaf pan*.
photo of pumpkin patch loaf pan

You could really see the pumpkin patten in this bread. It was so pretty I didn’t want to cut into it. I saved that for the guests so as to not mess up the presentation.
photo of a the pumpkin bread
If you’re looking for a good pumpkin bread recipe, I definitely recommend giving this one a try.close-up photo of pumpkin bread

If you like this pumpkin bread you might like my Pumpkin Cinnamon Monkey Bread and Chewy Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies, too.

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Pumpkin Bread

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour
Total Time: 1 hour 10 minutes
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Servings: 2 loaves

My favorite pumpkin bread recipe. It's a moist cake bread with just the right balance of spices.


  • 1 (15-oz) can pumpkin puree
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 cup vegetable oil
  • 2/3 cup water
  • 3 cups white sugar
  • 3 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 tsp baking soda
  • 1 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1 tsp ground nutmeg
  • 1/2 tsp ground cloves
  • 1/4 tsp ground ginger


  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Grease two 9×5 inch loaf pans.

  2. In a large bowl of a stand mixer, add pumpkin puree, eggs, oil, water, sugar and mix on medium speed until smooth.

  3. Add in flour, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves and ginger. Mix on low speed until flour is fully incorporated. Turn mixer speed slightly higher and mix until no flour lumps remain.

  4. Pour batter into prepared pans. Bake for about 50-60 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean.


Recipe source: All Recipes

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4 comments on “Pumpkin Bread”

  1. Thank you for sharing this! i want to try tomake this tonight.
    What do you do to the pan so the cake will slide out easily and still keep the pattern?

  2. Have you made it with fresh pumpkin?

    • I have not. In my experience fresh pumpkin has a lot more moisture so you may need to dry the pumpkin puree before using it

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