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Delicious Pumpkin Bread Recipe

Delicious Pumpkin Bread Recipe

An enticing aroma wafts through my house when this tender cake-like pumpkin bread is in the oven. I bake extra loaves to give as holiday gifts. My friends wait eagerly for it every year. —Linda Burnett, Prescott, Arizona
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 50 min. + cooling YIELD:40 servings

Ingredients

  • 5 large eggs
  • 1-1/4 cups canola oil
  • 1 can (15 ounces) solid-pack pumpkin
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 2 packages (3 ounces each) cook-and-serve vanilla pudding mix
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt

Directions

  • 1. In a large bowl, beat the eggs. Add oil and pumpkin; beat until smooth. Combine remaining ingredients; gradually beat into pumpkin mixture.
  • 2. Pour batter into five greased 5-3/4x3x2-in. loaf pans. Bake at 325° for 50-55 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean. Cool for 10 minutes before removing from pans to wire racks to cool completely.
    Freeze option: Securely wrap and freeze cooled loaves in plastic wrap and foil. To use, thaw at room temperature. Yield: 5 mini loaves (8 slices each).

Nutritional Facts

1 slice: 150 calories, 8g fat (1g saturated fat), 27mg cholesterol, 96mg sodium, 20g carbohydrate (13g sugars, 1g fiber), 2g protein

Reviews for Delicious Pumpkin Bread

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MY REVIEW
Reviewed Apr. 1, 2016

"Absolutely delicious, gave as treats to friends and had nothing but rave reviews. Delicious thanks for recipe"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Feb. 28, 2016

"Easy and tastes excellent."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Feb. 23, 2016

"I have made this many times because it is the best.

I got it from one of my many Taste of Home books."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Nov. 3, 2015

"I have made this amazing loaf several times, even gave them as gifts. This bread is more cake than bread...I substituted butterscotch pudding for the vanilla and it was amazing. I served it with a scoop of vanilla ice cream on the side."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Oct. 17, 2015

"So good! I doubled the cinnamon, but might try pumpkin pie spice next time."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Sep. 2, 2015

"Absolutely delicious! I make 2 batches every autumn for my family and coworkers. Once in a while I'll add a half of mashed banana for a extra pop of flavor."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Feb. 15, 2015

"I make this all the time now. Everyone that I give it to loves it as well!"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Nov. 26, 2014

"Try this recipe. You won't be sorry. Quick, easy and delicious. Added a couple of handfuls of raisins this time. Thought they may sink to the bottom because the batter is so cakelike, but they didn't. I still prefer it plain."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Nov. 22, 2014

"I have this recipe almost memorized. Whenever I make it for a brunch or occasion I have to bake 2. My family wants to have theirs and I never bring home leftovers. Very simple, moist, and delicious. I love it."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Nov. 16, 2014

"Very moist and delicious. I added pecans and my husband loved it"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Oct. 18, 2014

"I followed the recipe to a "T" and this was the worst pumpkin bread I've ever tasted. It smelled weird in the oven and tasted exactly how it smelled and left a terrible after taste. My husband liked it though. I now have my usual pumpkin bread baking...it smells wonderful."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Oct. 18, 2014

"Made the delicious loaf. Very moist. Will make it again in a few weeks for our Church Christmas Bazaar."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Oct. 9, 2014

"Best pumpkin bread ever!!! Yes you do use cook and serve pudding!"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Oct. 9, 2014

"Although it sounds delish I haven't made it but have a question. Is the pudding cook-and-serve correct. Recipes usually use instant pudding. Thank you for your response."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Oct. 9, 2014

"bleuluna-use coconut oil

and splenda."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Oct. 8, 2014

"Me being a diabetic, this recipe is not healthy for me. I would use only 2 eggs, 3/4 cup cooking oil, 1 cup sugar or 11/2 cups of splenda and 1 package vanilla pudding mix. The rest I would leave the same."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Sep. 14, 2014

"I've been making this since it was first published in the magazine. We absolutely love this pumpkin bread!"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Jan. 3, 2014

"5 love it! Been making this recipe for many years and have not found any better recipes for pumpkin bread!"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Dec. 2, 2013

"Delicious....everyone liked it. 5 mini loaves go pretty fast."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Nov. 11, 2013

"This is indeed a delicious pumpkin bread! Great with whole wheat flour.

~ Theresa"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Nov. 11, 2013

"Delicious! Great with whole wheat flour.

~ Theresa"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Nov. 8, 2013

"i have been making this since it was first published by Taste of Home. i have tried others but none can compare to this one. when i make this i never have enough ! this is perfection!!!"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Oct. 29, 2013

"Great bread....I have been making this for ten years!"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Oct. 11, 2013

"Absolutely moist! My moms bible study group raved about them"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Oct. 9, 2013

"I transformed some of the ingredients for the pumpkin bread. 1/2 white & 1/2 whole wheat flour, splenda & sugar blend mix and fat free instant vanilla pudding. The bread turned out great! I have renamed the recipe to: Healthy & Delicious Pumpkin Bread. Also, I added 1/2 tsp of pumpkin spice to up the flavor. This is a keeper."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Oct. 9, 2013

"Has anyone tried to make this a diabetic friendly recipe? Like 1/2 whole wheat & 1/2 white flour with a sugar and splenda blend and fat free pudding? Will that work? I am going to try."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Oct. 8, 2013 Edited Oct. 8, 2014

"This is an awesome bread. Make it on a yearly basis as mini loaves. Goes over great at bake sales. Love the use of pudding for flavor. Also have been making it since it first appeared in TOH."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Oct. 8, 2013

"I have to try this! I make goodies for Christmas and pumpkin bread but this sounds delicious. Never thought of vanilla pudding mix! Can't wait to try it for Christmas gifts this year!"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Oct. 1, 2013

"Has anyone made this as muffins? Mini-muffins? If so, how long did they bake? We love this recipe for bread, but muffins would easier to pack in lunches."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Dec. 24, 2012

"This is the easiest and tastiest pumpkin bread I have ever made. I made it with high school students for a coffee shop class and it was a huge hit! It's fantastic."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Dec. 6, 2012

"I have been making this recipe for probably over 10 years now. Everyone loves it and I have given the recipe to many people, who then make it one of their family favorites as well. It is very moist and just the right flavors."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Nov. 5, 2012

"i have a question about this recipe are we to use the sugar free pudding or the one with sugar i think it is the one with the sugar that box says 3 oz please someone help me with this as i am making this bread for4 a family that don't hardly have enough money to buy food. thanks"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Oct. 6, 2012

"I have made this several times. It is delicious!"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Sep. 5, 2012

"LOVE this recipe! My pudding mixes tend to expire sometimes since I don't use them up fast enough. So, even shortly after the expiration date, I use my puddings to get rid of them in various baking recipes. Found this recipe and was quite excited that it uses the cook & serve puddings which I feel is harder to find recipes that uses them. I like using only cinnamon in this instead of having to use a variety of certain spices, like other recipes. It's an easy recipe. The flavor is GREAT! Somebody else mentioned using the coconut flavor. I will have to try it. I'll look at the other cook & serve flavors to see what else there is that I might like to try."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Jun. 5, 2012 Edited Nov. 4, 2015

"A real family favorite. it's the most flavorful, moist pumpkin bread I've ever had. And it freezes really well. And it's lactose free. I make 3 or 4 batches a year."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Dec. 24, 2011

"I have a question about the recipe. I tried this recipe but my bread did not raise. Is their suppose to have baking powder also in this recipe.?"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Dec. 22, 2011

"I made this after taking a break from making it for a few years. The baking aroma is wonderful, a tasty holiday treat."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Dec. 21, 2011

"Add coconut pudding instead of vanilla tastes great. This is a keeper"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Dec. 11, 2011

"I make this every year for Thanksgiving. It is the BEST pumpkin bread recipe!"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Nov. 17, 2011

"I have been making this recipe ever since I found it in Quick Cooking and everyone lives it."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Nov. 7, 2011

"This bread is so yummy!!! I can't wait to make more!"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Nov. 3, 2011

"I have been making this recipe for years, my family always loved it. My daughter & sons now make this for their families."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Oct. 29, 2011

"I have been using this pumpkin bread recipe for years ... it is the best ever!"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Sep. 18, 2011

"This is a crowd-pleaser! Everywhere I bring this to share I get requests for the recipe. I have to make it to share or give away because my family loves it so much we'll devour it!"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Dec. 14, 2010

"This is delicious pumpkin bread! Love it!"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Nov. 17, 2010

"I found this recipe about 6 years ago and just love it. I make it every year and have given it as gifts several times."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Oct. 18, 2010

"I agree, this is a great recipe. I have also made it using bananas instead of pumpkin and it's very moist and tasty. I used 5 bananas and an extra 1/2 cup flour."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Oct. 11, 2010

"Best ever. I have made this so many times i have lost count. Family can't wait until October when this recipe comes out for the season. This is a recipe i will pass down forever. People i know that hate pumpkin LOVE this bread."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Oct. 6, 2010

"made this receipe and friends and family raved over it. I added half cup of chopped walnuts and substituted 1 cup of brown sugar and 1 cup granulated sugar came out very good."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Mar. 24, 2010

"This is the best ever. I make this all the time. It's a family/friend fav. Never have leftovers."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Jan. 4, 2010

"I make it time and again, and I always get requests for the recipe. This is truly a delicious bread (dessert bread) and a crowd pleaser. Makes a great gift!"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Dec. 22, 2009

"I've made this recipe 3 times since finding it at Thanksgiving. I only use 1 1/4 to 1/1/3 C. of sugar, and half the oil with the rest substituted by applesauce. Add a cup of chocolate chips, and viola! The easiest, best pumpkin muffins, mini-loaves, full-sized loaves you've every made."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Nov. 14, 2009

"I have been making this for several years! I get asked for the recipe everytime. The only thing I add is 1 cup of chocolate chips."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Oct. 23, 2009

"This bread was so moist- just like my mom's banana bread, but pumpkin! Will definitely be making this recipe again!! Delicious!"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Oct. 22, 2009

"I've made this again and again. It's my favorite pumpkin bread recipe because it's simple and makes a great gift. The bread is also deliciously moist and I enjoy eating it plain."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Dec. 29, 2008

"I like making recipes with pudding mixes in them, whether instant or cook-&-serve. I found this recipe when I was looking for pumpkin bread recipes. I make half a recipe at a time and make it into 3 mini loaves. I've noticed that for the first 1 - 3 days, the bread is light & fluffy inside. If it sets a day or two longer, it's not that way anymore. The bread tastes really GREAT! My sister & I love it with store-bought cream cheese frosting. Then again, so does our 3 small dogs. LOL I made this recipe for Thanksgiving and again for Christmas but I didn't have any cream cheese frosting this time though. It's worth making and giving away as gifts."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Jul. 11, 2008

"I have been making this since the recipe first came out in the early to mid 90's. Has ALWAYS been a big hit and a family favorite. Is a staple during our Holiday meals. Have actually had family members hide the leftovers from each other so they can have it all to themselves!"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Mar. 8, 2008

"This does sound delicious.  Thanks so much."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Mar. 8, 2008

"I put this in my recipe box plus some more."

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