Dawn's Perfectly Pumpkin Bread

"I got this recipe from the first cookbook I ever purchased through a fundraiser for my church youth group. This is still one of favorite cookbooks and my most requested recipe."
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6 loaves


  • 4 eggs
  • 3 cups sugar
  • 1 cup corn oil
  • 2 cups pumpkin (I use Libby's.)
  • 23 cup orange juice or 2/3 cup water
  • 3 12 cups flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 4 teaspoons total of your choice of baking spices (allspice, ginger, cloves, cinnamon, nutmeg)
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla


  • Preheat oven to 350°F
  • Crack eggs in large mixing bowl. Break the yolks and mix together. Add sugar and oil. Mix well.
  • Sift together dry ingrediants. Add sifted dry ingridiants alternatly with juice (or water,) mixing well between additions.
  • Fold in vanilla.
  • Bake in preheated oven for 20-30 minutes until an inserted knife comes out clean.

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  1. Great tasting easy to make pumpkin bread! It is very moist and fast to make! I halved the recipe. Per personal tastes I think I would put a little extra spice next time. I also did need to cook about 20 extra minutes but it's probably because my loaf pans are a little large. Very tasty though can't wait for DH to get home and have some! Made for PAC Orphanage Spring 08


My passions are photography and cooking (a good combination to have a 'zaar!) I try to photograph every recipe I review. My family sometimes wishes we could just sit down to eat at night without first having to take pictures of what we are eating! I've been cooking for a long time and recently started baking from scratch. I have been a member at 'zaar for quite a few years and my tried-and-tried recipes come mainly from my favorite chefs here. I am dabbling in OAMC and pantry cooking and do a lot of baking due to my boys' food allergies. We follow the Feingold Program, an alternative to ADHD medications. Feingold eliminates food additives such as artificial flavors and colorings, synthetic sweeteners such as Equal and the petroleum-based preservatives such as BHT, BHA and TBHQ (ewww!!) You can find more information on the Feingold program by visiting the website at http://www.feingold.org. I have become a much better cook since starting the program two years ago and have become somewhat of a food snob because of it. I am a mom first and for-most. I also work with families who lose a child at or before birth. *I was formally mississippimorning.*
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