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How to make Pumpkin Bread

Easy Pumpkin Bread

Easy Pumpkin Bread is a great fall recipe. Perfect with coffee on a crisp October morning or served for guests at Thanksgiving. Just mix & bake- so simple!
Course Breakfast
Cuisine American
Keyword pumpkin
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 10 minutes
Servings 2 loaves


  • cups granulated sugar
  • ½ cup vegetable or canola oil
  • 2 large eggs
  • 15 ounces pumpkin puree
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tbsp pumpkin pie spice
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • ½ tsp baking powder
  • ½ tsp table salt


  • Preheat the oven to 325 degrees.
  • Grease & flour 2- 8×4″ loaf pans & set aside. You can also use a bakers release if you have that on hand.
  • Whisk together sugar and oil in a large bowl until it looks like wet sand.
  • Whisk in the eggs until well-combined.
  • Add in the pumpkin puree & mix well.
  • Mix in the flour, pumpkin pie spice, baking soda, salt & baking powder until just combined – don’t over-mix.
  • Divide the batter evenly between the 2 prepared loaf pans.
  • Bake 40-60 minutes or until toothpick test comes out clean. Mine took the full 60 minutes – but ovens vary.
  • Allow the loaves to cool on a wire rack for 10 minutes before removing from the pans.
  • Remove from the pans & allow the loaves to continue cooling until they reach room temperature.
  • **Or if you are enjoying right away, serve warm.


Note- If you do not have pumpkin pie spice, you can make your own.
Combine 1 tbsp ground cinnamon, 2 tsp ground ginger, 1/2 tsp ground cloves, 1/2 tsp allspice, 1/2 tsp ground nutmeg, and a pinch of cardamom or mace. Stir together until blended. This mixture will make approx 2 tbsp of pumpkin pie spice.