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Pumpkin Bread from scratch

Updated on October 14, 2012

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Super easy pumpkin bread makes a great holiday snack. This recipe calls for canned pumpkin but you can use it with cooked and mashed pumpkin. If you have picky kids you may want to leave out the pecans or nuts. Serve it hot with a pat of butter!!! or serve it after cooling- either way it's delicious. It's a great treat to take to office parties or a great snack for coffee with friends.


  • 1 cup vegetable oil
  • 4 Eggs, beaten
  • 2/3 cup water
  • 2 cups pumpkin
  • 3 1/3 cups flour, pre-sifted
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 2 teaspoons soda
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 3 cups sugar
  • 1/2 cup raisins, (optional)
  • 1/2 cup chopped nuts/pecans, (optional)


  1. Preheat Oven 350 degrees
  2. Combine oil, eggs, water and pumpkin. Mix until well blended
  3. Mix flour and all dry ingredients into mixing bowl and make a well in the center.
  4. Add the wet pumpkin mixture slowly into the dry and blend until well mixed. Stir in the optional raisins and pecans
  5. Turn into greased loaf pans and bake for one hour.


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      Connie Klemme 5 years ago from Oklahoma

      It's very good. I make it in small loaf pans so they are easy to wrap up and take somewhere or keep for later or give with a gift- so this recipe makes about 5 of those.

      However...I do need to repeat importance of sifting the flour. I made it once without sifting and it was way too heavy, still tasted good but way too heavy.

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      Angeleah Tucker 5 years ago from South Dakota

      i will try this!!

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      Connie Klemme 5 years ago from Oklahoma

      Thank you! It's one of my favorite pumpkin recipes because it's so easy.

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      Mary 5 years ago from Cronulla NSW

      In all the pumpkin recipes I've made, I've never made pumpkin bread...have got to try this, thanks for sharing...Voted up, useful & awesome...cheers