No Frills Pumpkin Bread

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If you have any pumpkin left after yesterday, here is a plain and simple pumpkin bread, but very moist and full of spices.  If you make into small loaves, they can be given as gifts for the holidays for friends, neighbors, your favorite receptionist at your child’s school or maybe at your doctor or dentist office.  Everyone loves something homemade, but I have found many people do not like nuts, coconut, or seeds.  If you find this to be the case, then this bread is the answer.

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No Frills Pumpkin Bread
  • 3 cups sugar
  • 1 cup canola or vegetable oil
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 can (29 ounces) solid pack pumpkin
  • ⅔ cup water
  • 3-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons each of baking soda and salt
  • 1 teaspoon each of baking powder, cinnamon, allspice, nutmeg
  • ½ teaspoon ground cloves
  1. Heat oven to 350 degrees. Grease two 9-by-5-inch loaf pans or seven mini loaf pans; set aside.
  2. In large bowl of electric mixer, combine sugar and oil until well blended. Beat in eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Beat in pumpkin and water. Sift in flour, soda, salt, baking powder, cinnamon, allspice, nutmeg, and cloves; stir until just blended. Divide batter evenly into desired size pans. For 9-by-5 loaves, bake about 1-1/2 hours; for mini loaves, bake for about 35 minutes, both until pick inserted in center comes out clean. Let stand in pan 10 minutes. Remove from pans and cool on wire racks. When cooled, wrap in plastic wrap. Loaves freeze well.

4 Responses to No Frills Pumpkin Bread

  1. November 28, 2014 at 10:07 am #

    Looks moist and yummy! Just what you need with a morning cup of coffee!

  2. November 30, 2014 at 6:46 pm #

    Hi Debbie,
    Thank you so much for sharing this recipe. I must say, that bit of decoration makes it look so pretty:) I’m sure it tastes just as good.

    If you’re interested, I’ve been hosting a Cookbook Wednesday link up on my blog since October (October being National Cookbook Month) You are more than welcome to join us if you like. There are no rules just add your link when you do your next cookbook post. That’s all that’s to it. Hope to “see” you there:) Louise

  3. May 9, 2018 at 7:02 pm #

    This is the most beautiful loaf of pumpkin bread I have ever seen! I have saved the recipe to make very soon, we love pumpkin bread at our house! Thank for the beautiful recipe and photos!

    • May 9, 2018 at 8:39 pm #

      Thanks, Lisa!

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