Mrs. Macintosh's Pumpkin Bread

READY IN: 1hr 15mins
Recipe by Impera_Magna

A new bride on my first weekend visit to my in-laws, we hadn't been there long when Mrs. MacIntosh (from across the street) came over w/ the most delicious pumpkin bread imaginable. I asked for the recipe and it's the only one I've used in 35 years. Just made some with my 2 yr old granddaughter yesterday and took a slice w/ me to work today. The collegue with whom I shared it requested the recipe. I did check the database and there isn't a recipe just like this one. I would like to preserve this special (to me anyway) recipe in honor of a lovely lady. NOTE: The next time I make this, I am planning on subbing applesauce for the oil to reduce calories.

Top Review by Dorel

Very nice spicy flavor. I made 1 loaf and 12 muffins. Baked muffins for 25 minutes. The loaf took 85 minutes to cook through. It was a very large loaf. I made a few changes. I used 2 1/2 cups sugar, next time I'll try 2 cups. 1/2 cup applesauce and 1/2 cup oil. 1 teaspoon salt. No pecans or walnuts instead I increased the raisins to 1 1/2 cups. Thanks Impy for a tasty recipe.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Sift dry ingredients together into a large bowl (I just put the dry ingredients in the bowl and mix them together w/ a whisk -- much faster); make a well in the center.
  2. Add oil, pumpkin, water, and eggs; beat well.
  3. Fold in nuts and raisins (which are optional).
  4. Spoon into two 5x9" loaf pans that have been greased and floured).
  5. Bake at 350* for appx 1 hour. (I use the toothpick test to check for doneness, sometimes it take another 10 minutes b/c this is a very moist quick bread).
  6. NOTE: I've made both mini-loaves and muffins using this recipe. The bread freezes well.

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