Holiday Cheer – Pumpkin Bread

by Anna on December 4, 2014

I was given this recipe by a friend a couple of decades ago. I think I had several years before I finally made it.  Boy, was I upset I hadn’t made it sooner!  The recipe will make 2 regular loaves of bread.  But if you use the small 1-pound loaf pans, you can get six!  They are perfect for neighbors, teachers, bus drivers, friends.  Make a gift basket by putting pairing a loaf and a serving tray.

pumpkin bread


Pumpkin Bread


3 C sugar 1 C oil
4 eggs, beaten
2 C cooked pumpkin (16-oz can)
3 ½ C flour
1 tsp baking powder
2 tsp salt
2 tsp baking soda
½ tsp ground cloves
1 tsp ground cinnamon
1 tsp ground nutmeg
1 tsp ground allspice
¾ C water
1-1 ½ C chopped nuts


1) Combine sugar, oil and eggs until light and fluffy. Stir in pumpkin.
2) In another bowl, combine dry ingredients. Stir into pumpkin mixture.
3) Add water and nuts.
4) Spoon batter into well greased and floured pans (2-3, depending on size*).
5) Bake at 350º for 60-70 minutes.

*If making 1 pound loaves, use 6 loaf pans.

“Unless we make Christmas an occasion to share our blessings, all the snow in Alaska won’t make it ‘white’.”
~ Bing Crosby (1904-1977), American singer and film actor.

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