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


  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

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.

Karen=^..^= September 22, 2003

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!

kimberli November 18, 2003

YUMMY!!! i can not stop eatting this!! I followed recipe exactly other than adding some raisins. Definately will be making more..

integrity1st November 04, 2003

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