Pumpkin Bread

"I've had this recipe for years; it was given to me by a friend. This is a moist fragrant quick bread. Use what appeals to you whether it is simply dates and nuts or chocolate chips to make it your own. I have used cooked acorn squash puree in place of pumpkin puree with good results."
photo by Crafty Lady 13 photo by Crafty Lady 13
photo by Crafty Lady 13
photo by Crafty Lady 13 photo by Crafty Lady 13
Ready In:
1hr 10mins
2 loaves




  • Grease and flour 2 small loaf pans.
  • Sift dry ingredients together.
  • Add oil, eggs, pumpkin, and water and mix well.
  • Stir in dates and nuts.
  • Bake in a 350°F oven for approximately 1 hour or when center is pierced with a wooden skewer and comes out clean.
  • Let cool and unmold.

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  1. The Lovable Curmudg
    I roasted a sweet pumpkin and pureed the pulp in my food processor. We all loved the flavor, but will bump up the spices by half next time. (Which will be quite soon.)
  2. conniecooks
    I made this recently, excellent!
  3. BasilBee
    I am a pumpkin fiend -- I have an entire book of clipped pumpkin recipes. This recipe is nothing like the thick, heavy, needs-cream-cheese-on-top pumpkin bread recipes you may have had before. This is BY FAR the best pumpkin bread recipe I have tried. Easy, simple and absolutely fluffy, moist and delicious. Excellent recipe. I used Giradelli bittersweet chocolate chips and baked it in a bundt pan for one hour.
  4. LilPinkieJ
    Very moist and flavorful pumpkin bread. I used chopped dates, which my kids thought were big raisins. This had just the right amount of spice in it, and not overwhelmingly strong in cloves. I made mine as a regular bread, maybe because I don't feel quite as guilty for eating it for breakfast if it looks like "bread". :) I used canned pack pumpkin, and I can't wait to make it with some fresh roasted pumpkin this fall. Made and Reviewed for 123 Hit Wonders. Thanks! :)
  5. Noni Suzanne
    I took Crafty Lady's advise and made this in a bundt pan and added chocolate chips (1 cup). I baked for approx 50 minutes and it turned out perfect! Very moist and delicious! I will make again for the family Christmas party just to add a new twist...thanks for sharing, Lorrie.


  1. Jenny Ann
    Lovely pumpkin bread - although I used squash instead of pumpkin. I also replaced some of the white flour with whole wheat, and some of the white sugar with Splenda. It is moist, fragrant, and tasty.


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