Monday, October 11, 2010

Pumpkin Bread-3 loaf recipe

It was only a couple of weeks ago that I posted a pumpkin muffin recipe but I can't let the fall months go by without sharing this yummy pumpkin bread recipe. It bakes up moist and sweet with a great flavor combination of fall spices. A small amount of work goes into making this bread and it yields three loaves.  It isn't quite as healthy as the other pumpkin recipe I shared as this one calls for a fair amount of sugar.  We like to eat it as a late morning snack or even dessert. 

Prep Ahead Plan:  I am a little bit of a weekend warrior when it comes to baking because I can't seem to fit it in during the week.  I always double and triple ingredient amounts, making multiple batches to make sure my time has been well spent!  Prepping ahead and freezing baked goods is a great way to serve home baked goodness on busy weekdays! 

After the breads have cooled, I slice one and store it in an air tight container for snacking that week.  After slicing the other two loaves, I wrap the slices individually in plastic wrap and freeze them in storage bags.  It takes about 15 extra minutes to do this but it's so worth it.  The wrapped, frozen slices defrost very quickly on the counter or when microwaved on the defrost setting for about 45 seconds.


  • 1 (15 ounce) 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 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons salt
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground ginger


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Grease and flour three 7x3 inch loaf pans.
  2. In a large bowl, mix together pumpkin puree, eggs, oil, water and sugar until well blended. In a separate bowl, whisk together the flour, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves and ginger. Stir the dry ingredients into the pumpkin mixture until just blended. Pour into the prepared pans.
  3. Bake for about 50 minutes in the preheated oven. Loaves are done when toothpick inserted in center comes out clean.

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