Best Pumpkin Bread Recipe

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Here is the best pumpkin bread recipe to add to your baking list this fall. Yes, calling something the “best” is a bold claim, but we think this pumpkin bread is darn good.

The Best Pumpkin Bread Recipe to Make this Fall

Fall is here, and we are ready to fully embrace all of the pumpkin goodness that comes with it.

What better way to welcome the season than with a slice of pumpkin bread and mug full of pumpkin spice latte?

Pumpkin bread sliced on a board next to butter.

Pumpkin bread is something to have around all season long if you ask me. It’s good for breakfast, a snack, dessert, a brunch treat, and excellent to have around for guests.

Warm it up with a little butter to make it even more irresistible. It’s not as sweet as pumpkin pie or as indulgent as pumpkin ice cream but still has the ability to satisfy most pumpkin cravings.

This recipe makes two loaves. Why not make one for your home and one for a friend? Surprise a neighbor with a loaf, or bring one to a family gathering. If you have a big family, both loaves are sure to be gone in no time!

If you make four mini loaves instead, you can wrap them up nicely as little gifts. Everyone loves a food gift.

If you love making fall breads as much as I do, also add this savory zucchini bread to your list. Pizza lovers will especially enjoy the cheesy zestiness of that zucchini bread recipe!

Making pumpkin bread dough and all the step to make the bread.
Yield: 2 loaves

Best Pumpkin Bread Recipe

Best Pumpkin Bread Recipe to Make this Fall

This recipe makes two regular size loaves or four mini loaves. Or, you can easily cut the recipe in half. 

Recipe adapted from the Better Homes & Gardens cookbook

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour 5 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 20 minutes


  • 3 cups sugar
  • 1 cup oil
  • 4 eggs
  • 3 1/3 cups flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
  • 2/3 cup water
  • 15 oz 100% pumpkin puree, 1 can


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Grease two loaf pans or four small loaf pans with cooking spray and set aside.
  3. In a large bowl, add sugar and oil and mix well. Stir in eggs.
  4. In a small bowl, add flour, salt, baking soda, and spices and mix well. Stir into sugar mixture a little at a time, with water, until combined well.
  5. Stir in pumpkin.
  6. Pour into prepared pans and bake for 55-65 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
  7. Let cool before removing from pan.

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Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:

1 loaf

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 3127Total Fat: 124gSaturated Fat: 11gTrans Fat: 1gUnsaturated Fat: 107gCholesterol: 372mgSodium: 2479mgCarbohydrates: 477gFiber: 12gSugar: 307gProtein: 36g

Nutrition facts are an estimate only.

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Pumpkin bread sliced on a cutting board.

Of course, you can add nuts or chips or anything else you like to mix into bread recipes, but it doesn’t need it.

If you choose to make four mini loaves, that’s the perfect opportunity to experiment with add-ins. Another recipe we love is chocolate chip pumpkin bread.

A cutting board with sliced pumpkin bread on it.

Be sure to check out more of our pumpkin recipes and stay tuned for several more to come.

Let us know if you have any pumpkin deliciousness to try out, as well.

Pumpkin bread on a board with slices.

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Sliced pumpkin bread on a cutting board.

If you make this, please come back to let us know if you think it’s the best pumpkin bread recipe!

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  1. This time of year I want everything Pumpkin Pie! I’ve even been buying Pumpkin Pie ice cream for the kids. lol This bread recipe looks delicious, and so very moist. I will have to make this for the family.

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