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Pumpkin Spice Bread Recipe

Pumpkin Spice Bread Recipe

This recipe is at least 40 years old. It makes a very moist bread. It's been described as tasting like pumpkin pie without the crust.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Bake: 1 hour + cooling YIELD:32 servings

Ingredients

  • 3 cups sugar
  • 1 cup vegetable oil
  • 4 eggs, lightly beaten
  • 1 can (15 ounces) solid-pack pumpkin
  • 3-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground allspice
  • 1/2 cup water

Directions

  • 1. In a large bowl, combine sugar, oil and eggs. Add pumpkin and mix well. Combine the flour, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, nutmeg, baking powder, cloves and allspice; add to the pumpkin mixture alternately with water, beating well after each addition.
  • 2. Pour into two greased 9x5-in. loaf pans. Bake at 350° for 60-65 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean. Cool in pans 10 minutes before removing to a wire rack to cool completely. Yield: 2 loaves.

Nutritional Facts

1 slice: 197 calories, 8g fat (1g saturated fat), 27mg cholesterol, 128mg sodium, 30g carbohydrate (19g sugars, 1g fiber), 2g protein .

Reviews for Pumpkin Spice Bread

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parksville
Reviewed Jan. 14, 2016

"A five star recipe for sure. Lots of flavor and it gets better the next day. I did add 1 c walnuts and would add 1-1/2 the next time, our preference. Also lined the loaf pans w/ parchment for easy removal. Delicious and a keeper."

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cmcanaday
Reviewed Dec. 3, 2015

"I've made this 3 times & keep getting asked to make it again. It's delicious, I've added chocolate chips & pecans the last time. It's a keeper."

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LovePyrs
Reviewed Nov. 24, 2015

"Super easy recipe that makes incredibly yummy bread! The next time I make this, I'm going to add toasted nuts. I think that will make this recipe just about perfect."

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kramerstacey15
Reviewed Nov. 15, 2015

"I used 2 cups of fresh pumpkin. I had to bake for about 20 minutes longer than recipe stated. It rose weird in the middle. I'm guessing the wetter fresh pumpkin accounts for the longer bake time and weird rise. Flavor is great."

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jmkasprak
Reviewed Nov. 15, 2015

"I was extremely pleased with how this bread came out. It was moist and the spices were perfect. The bonus is that it makes two loaves!"

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khalfacre
Reviewed Sep. 14, 2015

"This is the BEST pumpkin bread I've ever made (and I've made a lot.) It is my go-to gift for housewarmings, new babies, new neighbors, etc. during the months that can even remotely called Autumn (or Winter, or sometimes Spring or Summer.) I get rave reviews every single time. I can't begin to say how many times I've shared this recipe over the last six years or so. I generally use three teaspoons of pumpkin pie spice instead of the individual spices. I'm lazy like that. Our family's favorite way to enjoy this treat is warm with a thick smear of cream cheese or butter. Just too good!"

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sprout70
Reviewed Dec. 22, 2014

"I am using self rising flour, I won't add salt, or baking soda right?"

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Nferraraccio
Reviewed Nov. 28, 2014

"This recipe is so amazing and easy to make! I am usually terrible with breads, they always come out dry but this one was so moist and flavorful! I didn't have all the spices I only used Pumpkin Pie spice, Cinnamon, and All spice. I brought it to my grandparents for Thanksgiving and EVERYONE loved it! I spread some homemade cream cheese frosting, SOOO GOOD!!"

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Marysfam
Reviewed Oct. 9, 2014

"I love this, VERY moist, and I love that 1 recipe makes 2 large loaves. Next time I'll add even a little more cinnamon"

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avismoo2
Reviewed Oct. 4, 2014

"By far the best Pumpkin Bread I have ever made!!!!"

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ooh!
Reviewed Sep. 29, 2014

"YUM!"

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kcrihfield89
Reviewed Mar. 10, 2014

"Tasty and very moist. The whole office loved it! The only downside is how much it makes. Next time I'll be cutting the recipe in half."

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TheDix
Reviewed Oct. 25, 2013

"Very tasty bread. Made it today to share with a group of ladies tomorrow, and I know they'll like it."

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Tilleysmom
Reviewed Mar. 7, 2013

"Very tasty loaf. The spices are just right and add a very nice flavour to the loaf. It is moist and has a nice texture for slicing. I added raisins and pecans which really complimented the already tasty loaf."

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Chumley5
Reviewed Dec. 24, 2012

"This is delicious bread. I did not change a thing and am lucky I froze one loaf. Otherwise, that would be gone, too. Next time I might add some toasted chopped pecans or walnuts."

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jlheintz
Reviewed Dec. 24, 2012

"i usually make banana bread for Christmas to give out to family & co workers. i was looking for something different when i came across this recipe & decided to try it. i have never rcv'd so many compliments before. several ppl asked for the recipe & i directed them here. it is so moist, it's unreal. definitely a keeper."

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ehor49
Reviewed Nov. 8, 2012

"this was a hit with my family. they said it was a keeper"

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asleepweare
Reviewed Oct. 11, 2012

"I get Alot of fans when it comes to my baking so I thought I would try pumpkin bread. Worst recipe,I have ever come across. Did everythingto a t still turned out bland and under cooked even after a hour and half in the oven."

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janetsve
Reviewed Oct. 10, 2012

"Delicious! I wouldn't change a thing."

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LillianJohnson
Reviewed Sep. 27, 2012

"I have this recipe I make it reak iften I take it to Church potluck I don't bring any home I have had it for 10 or 12 years, Got it from a very dear friend."

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yum110
Reviewed Mar. 2, 2012

"Best pumpkin bread I have ever tasted in my life! It was so moist and melted in your mouth. It was gone in nearly a few days."

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Jennasaurus17
Reviewed Nov. 16, 2011

"Great recipe! It makes the most perfect-tasting, moist, pumpkin bread. I was out of allspice so I substituted cinnamon and added semi-sweet chocolate chips. It came out great."

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Skeptican
Reviewed Nov. 1, 2011

"I froze the second loaf... we ended up taking it out of the freezer in a day or two! Cream cheese frosting on second loaf - so very good!"

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hunter6295
Reviewed Oct. 30, 2011

"Best pumpkin bread ever!"

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Jennasaurus17
Reviewed Oct. 28, 2011

"This recipe makes a wonderfully moist bread. I was out of allspice so I used cinnamon instead and added chocolate chips. It came out wonderfully tasty!"

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pat_calvert@msn.com
Reviewed Oct. 23, 2011

"Based on what other reviewers wrote, I made some changes of my own. Used 2 cups white sugar and 1 cup brown, 1/2 cup oil and 1/2 cup applesauce. Added 1/2 tsp ginger and used apple juice instead of water. I used my own pumpkin puree from home-grown pumpkins. Baked in 3 smaller loaf pans; still took 55-60 minutes to bake. Couldn't wait for a loaf to cool off! Sliced and tasted while still warm. Out of this world good!"

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kitzer
Reviewed Oct. 20, 2011

"This is almost the same recipe as mine! Only difference is the addition of 1 1/2 teaspoon vanilla. My Mom is 92 years young and she got the recipe from her Mother! So, yes, it is well over 40 years old!"

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faith7025
Reviewed Oct. 20, 2011

"I have been making this pumpkin bread recipe for many years. It is by far my favorite one! It always turns out perfectly and it freezes very well too. Yummy!"

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Ductape615
Reviewed Oct. 20, 2011

"Oh my goodness! This is a fantastic recipe, the bread is so flavorful, moist, and it was SO very easy to make. I did add 2 T. of Bourbon to the recipe (Had some on hand so I though, why not!?)

Will be making this recipe again and again and again.."

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kathed5
Reviewed Oct. 19, 2011

"Made 2 loaves exactly as recipe stated. Loaves were moist, dense and the spices were just right. It actually tastes much better than pumpkin pie, well almost! I have saved this recipe, and will most definitely make again."

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Favablues
Reviewed Jun. 9, 2011

"Great bread! I made it with our pumpkins from the garden.

I use less sugar and it is still very sweet, but that just depends on the baker.
Great recipe!"

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misscleocat
Reviewed Jun. 5, 2011

"I used my butternut squash from our garden and used pumpkin pie spice instead of the individual spices listed. This bread is awesome. My family loved the tender, flavorful moist loaves."

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pauser40
Reviewed Feb. 26, 2011

"This is my all time favorite pumpkin bread. Give it a try, you definitely will not be disappointed. So moist. Yum!!"

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laf818
Reviewed Jan. 20, 2011

"Super delicious! I added about 2 T. of bourbon to the batter. My grandmother always added it to her pumpkin pies so I thought "Why not?" and added it to this bread! YUM! :-)"

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autumvaught
Reviewed Nov. 8, 2010

"This had the most wonderful flavor. Some pumpkin spice breads don't really have a pumpkin or spice flavor. This one did not disappoint! I did substitute the oil for unsweetened applesause to cut back on the fat. The downside is that the bread was a little chewy (and I didn't over mix). Next time I might do half oil and half applesauce or just do the oil, because it was that tastey!"

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lwhitneysmith
Reviewed Oct. 27, 2010

"I cannot believe how good this bread is, and my kids were begging for more!"

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ruthsblack
Reviewed Jan. 31, 2010

"Delicious!"

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hunter6295
Reviewed May. 1, 2009 Edited Oct. 30, 2011

"I made this for my son's 2nd grade class and they all loved it. Very very good!!"

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bakingmad
Reviewed Jan. 8, 2008

"I use 2 C. granulated sugar and 1 C. brown sugar, and 1-1/2 teaspoons EACH cinnamon, ginger, and nutmeg to make this delicious bread. We sometimes enjoy slices of it topped with whipped cream. Made in smaller loaves, it makes great Christmas treats to share. Loaves of any size freeze well."

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