Holiday Pumpkin Bread Recipe

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This recipe has been in my family for about 30 years. We are not big pumpkin eaters, but no one turns down a slice of this bread.—Gale Spross, Wills Point, Texas
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 65 min. + cooling
MAKES:24 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 65 min. + cooling
MAKES: 24 servings


  • 3 cups sugar
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon each ground cinnamon, nutmeg and allspice
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 can (15 ounces) solid-pack pumpkin
  • 1 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1-1/2 cups chopped pecans

Nutritional Facts

1 slice: 283 calories, 15g fat (2g saturated fat), 27mg cholesterol, 94mg sodium, 35g carbohydrate (0 sugars, 2g fiber), 3g protein.


  1. In a bowl, combine the sugar, flour, spices, baking powder, baking soda and salt. In another bowl, combine the eggs, pumpkin, oil and vanilla; mix well. Stir into dry ingredients just until moistened. Fold in pecans.
  2. Spoon into two greased and floured 8-in. x 4-in. loaf pans. Bake at 350° for 65-75 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean. Cool for 15 minutes before removing from pans to wire racks. Yield: 2 loaves (12 slices each).
Originally published as Holiday Pumpkin Bread in Light & Tasty October/November 2003, p21

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kellyj83 User ID: 8185900 242365
Reviewed Jan. 23, 2016

"This pumpkin bread is delicious! Very nice flavor! I just used 2 cups of sugar - 3 seemed to be too much. Will make it again!"

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