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Spiced Pumpkin Bread Recipe

Spiced Pumpkin Bread Recipe

Cloves, cinnamon and molasses add plenty of spice to this appealing pumpkin bread from Ruby Williams of Bogalusa, Louisiana. And you needn't wait till next autumn make it - you can use convenient canned pumpkin anytime of year!
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 65 min. + cooling YIELD:32 servings


  • 3/4 cup butter, softened
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 4 eggs
  • 2 cups canned pumpkin
  • 2/3 cup orange juice
  • 2 tablespoons molasses
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 3-1/3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 3/4 to 1 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1 cup raisins
  • 1 cup chopped pecans


  • 1. In a bowl, cream butter and sugar. Add the eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Add the pumpkin, orange juice, molasses and vanilla. Combine dry ingredients; add to the creamed mixture and mix until blended. Stir in remaining ingredients. Pour into two greased and floured 9-in. x 5-in. loaf pans.
  • 2. Bake at 350° for 65-75 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean. Cool for 10 minutes; remove from the pans to wire racks. Yield: 2 loaves.

Nutritional Facts

1 slice: 192 calories, 8g fat (3g saturated fat), 38mg cholesterol, 179mg sodium, 29g carbohydrate (17g sugars, 1g fiber), 3g protein.

Reviews for Spiced Pumpkin Bread

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cookinfanatic25 User ID: 6098804 24838
Reviewed Sep. 19, 2012

"I didn't add the molasses and orange juice but did add a dash of ginger, allspice, pumpkin pie spice and nutmeg (along with the spices already included) and it gave the bread a nice touch. Also made the kitchen smell great!"

molliep User ID: 2468552 50933
Reviewed Oct. 30, 2009

"this is the best pumpkin bread I have ever tasted, yum, yum,"

molliep User ID: 2468552 24823
Reviewed Sep. 26, 2008 Edited Oct. 30, 2009

"this is the best pumpkin bread I have ever had, I used splenda and added white chocolate chips it was the best MP"

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