Classic Pumpkin Bread Recipe

Classic Pumpkin Bread Recipe

How To Make Classic Pumpkin Bread

This fluffy classic pumpkin bread is made flavorful with cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves, and pumpkin puree for an earthy and moist afternoon treat.

Preparation: 5 minutes
Cooking: 1 hour
Cool Time: 10 minutes
Total: 1 hour 15 minutes



  • 3cupssugar
  • 1cupcooking oil
  • 4eggs
  • cupsall-purpose flour
  • 2tspbaking soda
  • tspsalt
  • 1tspcinnamon,ground
  • 1tspnutmeg,ground
  • 1tspallspice
  • ½tspcloves,ground, optional
  • cupwater
  • 15ozpumpkin puree,(1 can)
  • 1cupwalnuts,chopped, optional


  1. Grease two 9x5x3-inch, or three 8x4x2-inch, or four 7.5×3.5×2-inch loaf pans; set aside.

  2. In a very large mixing bowl beat sugar and oil with an electric mixer on medium speed. Add eggs and beat well; set aside.

  3. In a large bowl combine flour, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, and nutmeg. Alternately add flour mixture and water to sugar mixture, beating on low speed after each addition just until combined. Beat in pumpkin. Spoon batter into prepared pans.

  4. Bake in a 350 degree F oven for 55 to 65 minutes or until a wooden toothpick inserted near the center of the loaves comes out clean. 

  5. Cool in pans on wire racks for 10 minutes. Remove from pans. Cool completely on wire racks.

  6. Serve immediately, or wrap in plastic or aluminum foil to keep fresh.


  • Calories: 523.68kcal
  • Fat: 20.30g
  • Saturated Fat: 1.97g
  • Trans Fat: 0.08g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 12.10g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 5.71g
  • Carbohydrates: 81.26g
  • Fiber: 2.25g
  • Sugar: 51.24g
  • Protein: 6.04g
  • Cholesterol: 53.32mg
  • Sodium: 393.72mg
  • Calcium: 28.14mg
  • Potassium: 138.41mg
  • Iron: 2.52mg
  • Vitamin A: 298.73µg
  • Vitamin C: 1.57mg
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