Moist Pumpkin Loaf


There's nothing like a slice of tasty pumpkin loaf. But it has to be a loaf that has enough spices to give it flavor and that has a nice even texture and not gaping holes, and that is moist and not crumbly. I was delighted when I tried this recipe because it met the mark on all three counts and i promptly added it to my collection of favorite recipes.

This recipe makes two good-sized loves, so you will have one to enjoy and one to tuck into the freezer if you want to save it for company.

If you follow the instructions in this article, you will never had to worry about dry loaves and your pumpkin bread will turn out near perfect.

Why not bake up these loaves, then when cool, cut some thick slices and enjoy with tea.


  • 2-21/2 cups sugar, white
  • 1 cup oil
  • 2 cups pumpkin, canned
  • 3 eggs
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tsp cloves
  • 1 tsp nutmeg
  • 3 cups flour, white
  • 1 cup walnuts, chopped


Into a large bowl:

  1. Combine oil, sugar and eggs. Stir in pumpkin and mix ingredients.
  2. Stir into wet ingredients, the salt, spices, and leavening.
  3. Lastly, add the flour and walnuts and mix to combine.
  4. Grease and flour two loaf pans or three smaller loaf pans.
  5. Bake pumpkin loaves for 1/2 hour at 350 degrees. Reduce heat to 325 degrees and continue baking until centers are cooked. Check to make sure centers are cooked.
  6. Cool in pans before removing.

Baking Tip

Double-pan to prevent over-browned loaf bottoms or place a cookie sheet on lower oven rack below pans.

Pumpkin Loaf Serving Suggestions

  • These pumpkin loaves are tasty enough to be served plain but they can also be spread with butter
  • Serve slices and serve with a bowl of vanilla ice cream.
  • Butter icing or cream cheese icing go very well with the spicy flavor of these loaves.

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© 2009 Athlyn Green

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Daniel 5 years ago

Quite a nice loaf and easy to make!

One could cut back on the sugar a little.

I added some raisins to the recipe which was very nice.

Diane 6 years ago

Was looking for a great easy recipe, and finally found it. Thank you for sharing. Will be trying it tonite.

Thanks again.

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Athlyn Green 6 years ago from West Kootenays Author


Thanks for the feedback. I love this pumpkin loaf.

Anon 6 years ago

Best pumpkin loaf recipe I've ever tried!! Thanks!!

Chris Stonecipher 7 years ago


I love pumpkin loaf and your recipe looks delicious.

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