Pumpkin Spice Bread.

My sister gets on kicks every so often where she eats a TON of one ingredient. Somehow, she incorporates the magic ingredient into every meal of the day. It’s pretty amazing. Right now she’s on a pumpkin kick. She got this recipe from Epicurious/Bon Appetit 1995 and it rocks! If you’re super excited about the fall season and want to get even more pumpkin, check out my Pumpkin Pancakes recipe in “Good Morning Happy Bellies!”


3 c sugar

1 c vegetable oil

3 large eggs

1 can pumpkin puree (NOT pumpkin pie mix)

3 c all-purpose flour

1 tsp ground cloves

1 tsp ground nutmeg

1 tsp ground cinnamon

1 tsp baking soda

1/2 tsp salt

1/2 tsp baking powder

1 c coarsely chopped walnuts (optional)


Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Butter and flour 2 9x5x3″ loaf pans or 5 mini loaf pans. In a large bowl, beat oil and sugar until smooth, then add pumpkin and eggs and mix well. In a separate bowl, sift together flour, spices, baking soda and baking powder. Add flour mixture to wet mixture in two batches, mixing well each time. Stir in walnuts, if using. Divide batter evenly among loaf pans. Bake 1 hour, 10 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean. Remove from oven and cool for 10 minutes; then, using a butter knife to separate the edges from the pan, lift bread onto a cooling rack to cool completely. Serve warm.


3 thoughts on “Pumpkin Spice Bread.

  1. Sounds fantastic! I have a feeling I’m about to get on my pumpkin kick too. (Schlafly Pumpkin Ale…what??) Last year I made a pumpkin bread pudding which was fantastic for dessert and leftovers were perfect for breakfast.

  2. Another note to my pumpkin obsession: if you have leftover pumpkin puree (aka if you buy a large can of it and only use 14 oz), then try putting the extra (about 1/4-1/2 cup) in your morning oatmeal with a little maple syrup or brown sugar. Another pumpkin puree tip? Mix some into your pup’s dog food (one meal at a time…don’t mash it into the entire bag o’ food). Not only is it loaded with vitamins, it does wonders for upset puppy tummies.

  3. Pingback: Honey-Flax Pumpkin Bread. | Homemade IncrEDIBLE

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