Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Pumpkin Bread

I recently acquired a pie pumpkin in our bi-weekly CSA delivery, and had so many ideas of what to do with it, it was hard to decide. I love the taste of pumpkin in the fall, and typically make pumpkin bars with cream cheese frosting, but this time I wanted to do something different. After baking and pureeing my pumpkin, I found this recipe for pumpkin bread, and figured I'd give it a shot. This recipe is a keeper as it was quick and easy, and the bread was very moist with all the wonderful flavors of fall pumpkin and spice. You can definitely make it with canned pumpkin puree to make the process even faster. I used one regular sized loaf pan about and had enough batter left to make a mini loaf pan also. This method increased the baking time by about 15 minutes, but I will leave the recipe in its original form below. Enjoy!

  • 1 (15 ounce) can pumpkin puree
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 cup vegetable oil
  • 2/3 cup water
  • 3 cups white sugar
  • 3 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons salt
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground ginger

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease and flour three 7x3 inch loaf pans.

2. In a large bowl, mix together pumpkin puree, eggs, oil, water and sugar until well blended. In a separate bowl, whisk together the flour, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves and ginger. Stir the dry ingredients into the pumpkin mixture until just blended. Pour into the prepared pans.

3. Bake for about 50 minutes in the preheated oven. Loaves are done when toothpick inserted in center comes out clean.

Recipe adapted from


Anonymous said...

Girl your food always look great.

Anonymous said...

I made this Sunday and it was delish. Four days later, the loaf is still so fresh and moist. Sometimes I also add chocolate chips sometimes.