Friday, September 17, 2010

Pumpkin Bread

Autumn is my favorite season for so many reasons, and I won’t pretend that one of them isn't the yummy fall fare. I’m an amateur foodie, what can I say? At any rate, this is one of my favorite fall recipes. It’s perfect for breakfast or snacking and makes a dense, moist, delicious bread. You’ll love it!
Pumpkin Bread
1 (15 ounce) can pumpkin puree
4 eggs
1/2 cup vegetable oil
1/2 butter
2/3 cup water
1 cup white sugar
1 cup brown sugar
1 cup applesauce
3 1/2 cups whole wheat 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. Grease and flour two loaf pans.
  2. In a large bowl, mix together pumpkin puree, eggs, oil, water, sugars, and applesauce 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. You’ll have to watch the loaves rather closely at the end of the baking time. Ovens vary greatly and you don’t want to over bake this wonderful bread!


  1. Nicole,

    I've been craving pumpkin bread all week, so you've got great timing. It's rainy and dreary today - perfect baking weather! I'm going to search my kitchen for some pumpkin. I sure hope I've got some.


  2. I use a recipe that's almost identical for pumpkin bread (just sans apple sauce, though I should give it a try)! We canned all our own pumpkins last year, so needless to say we ate a lot of pumpkin flavoured items over the fall and winter. Not that I'm complaining though. :) Fall is my favourite time of year as well.

  3. Tracy, I hope you found pumpkin! :)

    Courteney, you have my undying respect for canning your own pumpkin. Wow. Do you have a recipe for a good pumpkin soup? I had a pumpkin curry soup in a restaurant years ago and I still think about it. Pathetic, I know.

  4. Making your bread right now - it's almost done. Smells so good. Christian sends his regards to your eldest! :)

  5. I hope you like the bread, Tammy! We're homesick for Christian around here... School is just not the same. Hope all is well with you!