Classic Pumpkin Bread Recipe

Classic Pumpkin Bread Recipe

  • Makes: 1 loaf (8-10 Servings)
  • Ready In: 1 hr 10 mins
  • Prep Time: 10-15 mins
  • Cook Time: 60-65 mins

A family favorite around the holidays.

    Nutritional Information (per serving)

  • Calories: 170
  • Fat: 6g
  • Protein: 2g
  • Sodium: 147mg
  • Carbohydrates: 27g


  1. 2 Cups flour
    1 Cup packed brown sugar
    1 Tablespoon baking powder
    1 teaspoon cinnamon
    ¼ teaspoon salt
    ¼ teaspoon baking soda
    ¼ teaspoon nutmeg
    1/8 teaspoon ginger or cloves
    1 Cup canned pumpkin
    ½ Cup milk
    2 eggs
    1/3 Cup shortening
    ½ Cup chopped walnuts (optional)
    ½ Cup raisins (optional)


    1. In a large mixer bowl combine 1 Cup of the flour, brown sugar, baking powder, cinnamon, salt, baking soda, nutmeg and ginger or cloves.
    2. Add pumpkin, milk, eggs and shortening.
    3. Beat with an electric mixer on low speed till blended, then on high speed for 2 minutes.
    4. Add remaining flour, beat well.
    5. Stir in nuts and raisins if desired.
    6. Pour batter into a greased 9x5x3 inch loaf pan.
    7. Bake in a 350 degree oven for 60 to 65 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean.
    8. Cool for 10 minutes on a wire rack.
    9. Remove from the pan; cool thoroughly on a wire rack.
    10. Wrap and store overnight before slicing.

Genie Bunch

Genie Bunch enjoys cooking for her family when she's not busy helping special education students in Tucson Arizona.

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