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Easy Pumpkin Bread

A friend of mine graciously shared her "secret recipe" for this bread with me. It's become such a family favorite that I'm not allowed to enter my family's get-togethers without this bread in hand!
  • Total Time
    Prep: 15 min. Bake: 1 hour + cooling
  • Makes
    2 loaves


  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 3 cups sugar
  • 3 eggs
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons each ground cinnamon, cloves and nutmeg
  • 1 can (15 ounces) solid-pack pumpkin


  • In a large bowl, cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in eggs. Combine dry ingredients; gradually stir into creamed mixture just until moistened. Beat in pumpkin.
  • Transfer to two greased 9x5-in. loaf pans. Bake at 350° for 1 hour or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Cool in pans for 10 minutes before removing to wire racks to cool.
Nutrition Facts
1 slice: 178 calories, 6g fat (4g saturated fat), 35mg cholesterol, 161mg sodium, 29g carbohydrate (19g sugars, 1g fiber), 2g protein.

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  • Loiscooks
    Oct 18, 2015

    Very, very good. I cut the nutmeg to 1 tsp and added a slight amount of ginger. I also cut the sugar down to 2 cups and added chopped pecans. This bread is delicious. I will definitely make this again.

  • sheyduk
    Nov 30, 2014

    Use this all the time, the kids love it.

  • mollysmom1026
    Feb 10, 2014

    This is the BEST pumpkin bread I have ever made! Moist, sweet, yummy! I'm definitely going to make this many more times!

  • BruceAndSuz
    Feb 8, 2013

    I've made this several times now and it's an awesome recipe. I used it through the holiday season for friends, family and church. Thanks for submitting this recipe :)

  • Sarahmom1978
    Oct 30, 2012

    Easy to make and tastes yummy, but I would decrease the sugar content next time. The bread is a little too sweet for me, but I would definitely bake this again.