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Simple Pumpkin Bread Recipe

This simple pumpkin bread recipe is one I turn to again and again. It's so easy to make, turns out amazing every time, and is perfect for gifting. It's my favorite quick bread recipe to kick of the fall season and an old family favorite that your family will love, too.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time1 hr
Total Time1 hr 10 mins
Course: Bread
Cuisine: American
Keyword: easy pumpkin bread, simple pumpkin bread
Servings: 16
Calories: 276kcal
Author: Sandra


  • 3 1/2 cups flour
  • 2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves
  • 4 eggs
  • 2/3 cup water
  • 2 cups pumpkin puree
  • 3 cups sugar
  • 1 cup oil
  • Optional: 1 cup grapenuts (my mom always added these, I don’t)


  • Preheat oven to 350; grease 3 bread loaf pans or 2 larger loaf pans.
  • Mix all dry ingredients together and set aside. Add remaining ingredients and mix together until well combined.
  • Mix in the flour mixture. When well combined pour into 2- 3 bread pans and bake at 350 for 45 minutes to 1 hour. Time may vary depending on oven; insert a toothpick to make sure bread is done.


Feel free to mix in up to one cup of mix-ins like chopped nuts or chocolate chips.
This bread will keep well at room temperature for two to three days. Or you can freeze it for a few months. 


Calories: 276kcal | Carbohydrates: 59g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 40mg | Sodium: 226mg | Potassium: 93mg | Sugar: 37g | Vitamin A: 1295IU | Vitamin C: 1.3mg | Calcium: 15mg | Iron: 1.6mg