super moist pumpkin bread with or without dates

★★★★★ 3 Reviews
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By Sheila M
from Casa Grande, AZ

This is the most amazingly moist pumpkin bread. It's great with just the traditional walnuts. It's surprisingly good with dates as well.

Blue Ribbon Recipe

This moist pumpkin recipe screams fall. It's soft and filled with pumpkin flavor. Perfectly spiced, it will make your kitchen smell wonderful while baking. Chopped walnuts add a nice little crunch to the bread. If you love dates, definitely add them. It's a sweet burst of flavor when you bite into a slice.

— The Test Kitchen @kitchencrew
★★★★★ 3 Reviews
method Bake

Ingredients For super moist pumpkin bread with or without dates

  • 3 c
    sugar
  • 1 c
    oil
  • 4
    eggs, beaten
  • 1 can
    29 oz pumpkin (entire can)
  • 3 1/2 c
    all-purpose flour
  • 2 tsp
    baking soda
  • 1 tsp
    baking powder
  • 2 tsp
    salt
  • 1 tsp
    nutmeg
  • 1 tsp
    allspice
  • 1 tsp
    cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp
    clove
  • 2/3 c
    water
  • chopped walnuts, to taste
  • chopped soft dates, if desired to taste

How To Make super moist pumpkin bread with or without dates

Test Kitchen Tips
We had some nuts leftover, so sprinkled them on top of the batter before baking. Super yummy!
  • Creaming sugar and oil together.
    1
    Cream sugar and oil together.
  • Adding eggs and pumpkin.
    2
    Add eggs and pumpkin, mix well.
  • Sifting together dry ingredients.
    3
    In a separate bowl sift together dry ingredients.
  • Adding dry ingredients to the pumpkin mixture.
    4
    Alternately add dry ingredients with water to pumpkin mixture.
  • Adding dates to the batter.
    5
    Add walnuts and dates (if desired).
  • Batter poured into loaf pans.
    6
    Pour into two well greased and floured 9x5 loaf pans.
  • Pumpkin bread baking in the oven.
    7
    Bake at 350 degrees for 1-1/2 hours or until tests done.
  • Letting the pumpkin bread cool.
    8
    Let stand 10 minutes with a towel over pans to prevent drying out.
  • Pumpkin bread wrapped in foil.
    9
    Remove from pan and wrap in foil. Freezes well.
  • Super Moist Pumpkin Bread on a serving plate.
    10
    Depending on the size of your pans determines how many loaves it makes. For me, it made 2 large deep loaves and one smaller loaf pan.
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