The Best Pumpkin Bread Recipe

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Every now and then, I get the itch to bake, and usually it is when I am craving something sweet.  One of my favorite fall recipes is my friend Diane's pumpkin bread.  I am extremely picky when it comes to any kind of "breads."  Most are too dry for my liking.  This recipe, however, turns out perfectly every time!

These are the ingredients you will need for this recipe:


3 1/2 Cups flour

1 tsp. salt

2 tsp. soda

1 tsp. nutmeg

1 tsp. cinnamon

3 Cups sugar

1 Cup oil

4 eggs

2 Cups (1-15 oz. can) pumpkin

2/3 Cups water


Mix flour, salt, soda, nutmeg, and cinnamon together. Cream: sugar, oil, and eggs (add one at a time). Add flour mixture to sugar mixture. Blend pumpkin with water and add to above. Grease and flour 2 loaf pans. Pour mixture evenly into pans. Bake at 350 degrees for 1 hour. (May take a little longer; test with a toothpick). Let cool for 15 minutes. Turn out on racks.
When I say this recipe turns out perfectly every time, I mean it makes the prettiest bread! I love eating this pumpkin bread with coffee and usually make it about 4 times each fall/winter. I also love to give this bread as a gift during the holidays. I put mine in the Mackenzie-Childs loaf pan, which, I think, would make an extra special gift for someone!. I hope you enjoy!
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  1. peggy
    September 26, 2018 / 2:59 pm

    Hi Sandi, I am directing my question to you as I can’t find the article anywhere you did on the sweater and tights or leggings you said were your favourite from Aerie . It was a light pink oversize top and grey and pink and white i think floral tights if you could direct me to find it I so wanted to show my daughter . Thank you , love everything you ladies do, Blessings to you and your families.

    • Shalia
      September 27, 2018 / 10:27 am

      Hi, Peggy,

      Thank you for following us! If you go to our source and shop tab and then click on “Fashion,” you can find them sourced beneath the “tops” tab and then the “bottoms” tab. You can also go to “Shop our Instagram” and click on the picture of me sitting on my bed in the leggings and the top. You will then get links to the exact ones. I hope this helps.

      Thank you for following us!

      Sandi and Shalia

  2. Kendal
    October 10, 2018 / 10:25 pm

    I’ve made this bread 3 times since you shared your recipe.. So good! I add a little bit of vanilla and chocolate chips too. Thanks for sharing 😋

    • Shalia
      October 12, 2018 / 10:32 am


      So glad you love it! Adding vanilla and chocolate chips sounds amazing. Since I am the only one at my house who eats pumpkin bread, I better not add any more calories! Have a great day!

  3. Nancy Cuppy
    October 8, 2019 / 12:30 am

    Going to make this and add craisens.

    • Shalia
      October 8, 2019 / 12:52 am

      Sounds so yummy!

  4. Gretchen Jordan
    October 10, 2019 / 12:40 pm

    This was so good but made so much batter. My loaf pan overflowed 😂. My photo got many giggles on insta. I am making it again but using 2 pans. Thanks for sharing.

    • Shalia
      October 10, 2019 / 5:12 pm

      I always make 2 pans; sorry maybe I didn’t put that in recipe! I think these would also be good as muffins and would make so many.

      • Gretchen Jordan
        October 10, 2019 / 6:41 pm

        Oh, you did say 2 loaf pans. I just didn’t read that part. OOOOPS! Yes, muffins would be great.

  5. Gretchen Jordan
    October 10, 2019 / 6:42 pm

    Oh, you did say 2 loaf pans. I just didn’t read that part. OOOOPS! Yes, muffins would be great.

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