Total Time
1hr 20mins
Prep 25 mins
Cook 55 mins

My mother has made this pumpkin bread recipe each year around Thanksgiving since I was a little girl. I often make loaves and give as gifts to friends and teachers. This bread is very moist and dense with a lovely spiced pumpkin flavor.

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. Grease three 9x5x3-inch loaf pans.
  2. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  3. Sift together dry ingredients; set aside.
  4. In a large bowl, cream shortening, sugar, and vanilla.
  5. Add eggs one at a time, beating well after each addition.
  6. Add pumpkin; mix well.
  7. Sift in dry ingredients alternating with water.
  8. Mix until smooth.
  9. Fold in nuts.
  10. Turn batter into prepared pans.
  11. Bake for 45 to 55 minutes.
Most Helpful

5 5

Excellent pumpkin bread. I scaled the recipe down and made only one loaf, but now I wished I made the whole recipe! I used butter instead of shortening, but otherwise followed to a "T". Loved the texture and the flavor...thanks for sharing! P.S. I needed about 60 minutes bake time.

5 5

Fanstastic!! Great flavor and texture, my family loved it, it froze like a charm. This is going in our family favorites binder. I added raisins to 1 loaf, since my husband doesn't like nuts. Next time I'm going to try addding chocolate chips in one loaf, or an orange glaze on top of another - there's a lot you can do with this recipe - thanks for posting it!

5 5

Great recipe for gifts since it makes 3 loaves at a time (I have a lot of in-laws!). Very moist and a lovely smell of autumn spices. I used two teaspoons of vanilla and added a cup of raisins.

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