Pumpkin Spice Bread Recipe
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Pumpkin Spice Bread Recipe

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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
MAKES:32 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Bake: 1 hour + cooling
MAKES: 32 servings


  • 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

Nutritional Facts

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


  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.
Originally published as Pumpkin Spice Bread in Country Extra November 1996, p49

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iammheysan User ID: 8933143 254099
Reviewed Sep. 14, 2016

""Love this! Recently tried the fresh pumpkin spice from RawSpiceBar to make a few fall inspired recipes and it was definitely worth trying!""

parksville User ID: 1598935 241736
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."

cmcanaday User ID: 8646430 238644
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."

LovePyrs User ID: 8635199 238012
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."

kramerstacey15 User ID: 5709757 237432
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."

jmkasprak User ID: 2880256 237418
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!"

khalfacre User ID: 7995587 232860
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!"

sprout70 User ID: 7878521 215651
Reviewed Dec. 22, 2014

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

Nferraraccio User ID: 8129638 39341
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!!"

Marysfam User ID: 6949549 201558
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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