Total Time
1hr 25mins
Prep 15 mins
Cook 1 hr 10 mins

This is the best Pumpkin Bread recipe. It is moist and full of flavor. I always double the recipe and make it 3 or 4 times during the holidays. My mom always made this when we were kids. This bread freezes well.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Pre-heat oven to 350.
  2. Mix Shortening and sugar until fluffy.
  3. Stir in eggs.
  4. Mix in water and pumpkin.
  5. Mix in all remaining ingredients.
  6. Pour into 2 bread pans.
  7. Bake for 70 minutes.
Most Helpful

5 5

I made this in a deep slice tin and cut it into squares and it was moist and delicious. This really shows off the versatility of this recipe . I did not have enough time at home to cook the loaves and using the slice tin shortened the cooking time. It made two tins so it is a generous recipe and we all devoured it. We don't have pumpkin puree here so I used leftover mashed pumpkin.

5 5

Well, I'm not gonna say that this is the best pumpkin bread I've ever tasted (couldn't do that to my own mom, you know!), but it IS a wonderful tasting pumpkin bread, nevertheless! I followed your recipe & now have some of this great bread in the freezer right now, while the last of that first loaf was gone several days ago! Thanks for sharing the recipe! [Made & reviewed for the closing of Pick A Chef event]