Delicious Pumpkin Bread Recipe
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Delicious Pumpkin Bread Recipe

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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
MAKES:40 servings
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TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 50 min. + cooling
MAKES: 40 servings


  • 5 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

Nutritional Facts

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


  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).
Editor's Note: Bread may also be baked in two greased 8-in. x 4-in. x 2-in. loaf pans for 75-80 minutes.
Originally published as Delicious Pumpkin Bread in Taste of Home December/January 1998, p39

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Reviewed Apr. 1, 2016

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

Reviewed Feb. 28, 2016

"Easy and tastes excellent."

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."

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."

Reviewed Oct. 17, 2015

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

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