Dark Molasses Pumpkin Bread

READY IN: 1hr 15mins
Recipe by Pinay0618

On a mission to find "the" pumpkin bread a distant relative makes - after years of begging for the recipe to no avail!

Top Review by averybird

I made this bread as written and enjoyed the rich dark molasses flavor. It tasted of a very moist gingerbread. One thing, I did feel it could have benefited from maybe a 1/2 cup of sugar added to the recipe. I found myself wishing for a bit more sweetness. Otherwise I loved the flavor from the spices and also how moist it was from the pumpkin (although you can't really taste the pumpkin, so if you are looking for a pumpkin bread recipe I would look elsewhere). Thanks!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Whisk together the first 8 ingredients. Beat the butter for a minute or so, then gradually beat in the molasses, and beat till lightened. Beat in the eggs, one at a time, then add the pumpkin.
  2. Combine the milk and vanilla.
  3. Alternate adding the flour mixture and the milk mixture to the pumpkin mixture. (If you're using white or wheat flour, don't overbeat). Fold in the nuts and raisins.
  4. Bake in a greased 9"x5" pan at 350F for about an hour, until a pick comes out clean. Let cool a few minutes before unmolding.

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