Pumpkin Bread

READY IN: 1hr 20mins
Recipe by Caryn

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.

Top Review by Karen..

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.

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.

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