Ultimate Pumpkin Bread~Robynne

Robynne Glenn


Fall and Pumpkin Bread go hand and hand. My family eats it as fast as I can make it. It's moist and the combination of spices are heavenly. I have tried many recipes in the past, but none come close to this recipe.

Disclaimer: I have always used recipes as a guide and use my instincts and experience to alter or omit ingredients as I cook. Therefore, it has always been a challenge when sharing recipes with others. I doubt I make dishes the same way twice. So, I advise you to use my recipes the same way. Trust your experience and adjust to your personal taste~Robynne

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15 Min


50 Min




15 oz
pumpkin puree
1 c
vegetable oil
4 large
2/3 c
1 tsp
mexican vanilla
2 c
1 c
brown sugar, firmly packed
3 1/2 c
all purpose flour
2 tsp
baking soda
1 1/2 tsp
1 1/4 tsp
ground nutmeg
1 tsp
ground cinnamon
3/4 tsp
ground cloves
1/4 tsp
ground ginger
1/2 tsp
pumpkin pie spices
cinnamon sugar mix (optional)
***see note below

Directions Step-By-Step

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Prepare 2-3 loaf pans with oil and flour ( I use Wilton Cake Release.) When using the disposable aluminum loaf pans (7x3), it makes 3. When I use my Nana's loaf pans, I get two larger loaves. Don't have loaf pans? No problem! Prepare a 13x9 baking dish. It works beautifully! I have had to adjust my baking time depending on the pans I use.
In a large bowl, whisk together pumpkin, oil, eggs, water, vanilla and sugars until well blended and smooth.
In a small bowl, add flour, baking soda, salt, nutmeg, cinnamon, cloves, ginger and pumpkin pie spice. Blend and add to wet ingredients. Mix until just blended. Pour into prepared pan(s). I sprinkle the top of my bread with cinnamon sugar, but it's optional.
Bake for about 50-60 minutes. I begin testing by bread at 45 minutes, and adjust time accordingly. This is where experience and knowing your oven come in handy.
Insert a toothpick in the center of the bread, when it come out clean or with very few crumbs, it's done! Let it cool. Watch it disappear!
***This recipe is easily adapted to your personal tastes. If you like nuts, add chopped nuts! Raisins? Cranberries? Chocolate chips? Of course you should add them!

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Sweet Breads
Main Ingredient: Flour
Regional Style: American
Other Tag: Quick & Easy