Total Time
1hr 45mins
Prep 15 mins
Cook 1 hr 30 mins

I have no idea where I found this recipe. For the past 25 years or so this has become a holiday tradition. I have made this for bake sales and have baked it in mini-loaf pans and given as Christmas gifts. If this is baked in mini-loaf pans, reduce the cooking time to about 45 minutes.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Cream the sugar and oil together.
  2. Add eggs and pumpkin, mixing well.
  3. Mix together the dry ingredients.
  4. Add dry ingredients to pumpkin mixture alternately with water.
  5. Pour into 2 well greased and floured 9 x 5 inch loaf pans.
  6. Bake at 350 degrees for 1 1/2 hours or until tests done.
  7. Let stand 10 minutes, remove from pan to cool.
  8. Note: To test for doness, insert a toothpick off center and if it comes out clean the bread is done.
Most Helpful

This pumpkin bread is delicious! I made a powdered sugar glaze to drizzle over the top. It yielded two loaves plus four muffins.

BluebirdBayLeaf November 13, 2011

Great easy recipe. Next time I'll just add cinnamon and less nutmeg. Thanks!

lolablitz November 19, 2014

This is a moist, flavorful pumpkin bread that's easy to make. I managed to fill 3 mini-loaves from half a recipe. Baked it just under 30 minutes or so. Can easily be made into muffins. Keeps well but it'll be eaten before long!

Chef Babs D November 22, 2013