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

Here's my modified version of a recipe from a 1970 "Favorite Recipes from Women of the Christian Church Casseroles" Cookbook. This bread has been a hit every time I bring it to a gathering.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Grease two 8½" x 4½" x 2½" loaf pans -- I use the butter wrapper to do this.
  3. Sift dry ingredients together and set aside.
  4. Cream sugar and butter until fluffy.
  5. Add pumpkin, eggs and water. Beat at low speed until well mixed.
  6. Add dry ingredients and mix just until well blended.
  7. Pour into loaf pans.
  8. Bake for about 1 hour or until toothpick comes out clean.
Most Helpful

This bread was fantastic. I was excited about this recipe because my older son can only eat spelt, so I am constantly on the lookout for spelt friendly recipes with exact measurements. I also keep brown rice flour in my pantry, so that was convenient. Here is what I did. I used coconut oil instead of butter because my sons and I cannot tolerate pasteurized/homogenized cow's milk. I used all brown rice flour instead of the white and brown mix. I used 3 teaspoons of pumpkin spice instead of cloves and cinnamon. I cut down the sugar to 2 cups, and used rapadura (organic whole cane sugar). I baked two loaves in pampered chef stoneware loaf pans for 1 hour on 350. I wasn't sure how the rice flour and whole spelt flour would go together, but it turned out great! Both of my sons loved it as well.