The Best Pumpkin Bread. Period.

I’ve never posted a recipe on here before.  Never really thought I would either.  When I heard there was a pumpkin shortage I slightly panicked and went out and bought plenty of cans.  What is this world coming to anyway??  But anyway, when I made my Mom’s pumpkin bread the other day, it’s just too good to not share with y’all.  Nobody’s pumpkin bread is as good as Mama’s right? :)  She got the recipe from my grandma, and I don’t know where she got it, so I am just pretending that it’s an old ancient family recipe.  I’ve been making it for several years now and I really think it’s the best.

So here is what you need.

3 C sugar

1 C vegetable oil

4 eggs

3 1/3 C flour

2 tsp baking soda

1 1/2 tsp salt

1 tsp cinnamon

1 tsp nutmeg

2/3 C water

1 15oz can of pumpkin (not pumpkin pie filling)

Beat sugar, oil, and eggs together.  Beat in flour (a cup at a time), baking soda, salt, cinnamon and nutmeg.  Stir in water and pumpkin (don’t use mixer for this part, it will splatter).  Mixture looks kind of watery when you’re finished.

Bake in 3 greased loaf pans, 350 degrees for one hour, or until toothpick inserted comes out clean. Let stand in pans for 10-15 minutes then remove and transfer to wire racks to cool.  Let them cool completely before you wrap them up or whatever. They freeze well too.

The part about the mixture being watery after you add the pumpkin and the water, here is a picture so you can see what I mean…

Even though that may not look too appealing, after an hour you’ll end up with this.

Then put on a pretty plate for display…

And cut you a slice of pumpkin heaven and enjoy!  I like mine with cream cheese. :)

We went through 2 loaves in 2 days.  My thighs are thanking me.

Linking this post to Just a Girl, Tatertots and JelloFunky Junk Interiors and Under The Table and Dreaming.



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  1. It’s almost too pretty to eat. I’m going to try this. Looks delish.

  2. I’ve made 5 loaves of pumpkin bread in the last week…I can’t seem to stop making it…and unfortunately, eating it.

  3. Looks yummy! What size loaf pans did you use honey? Love your blog!

  4. Oh, that looks so good. I have maple pumpkin bread and banana pumpkin bread recipes that I love. I think now I HAVE to make some! Yummy!


  5. Who can pass up trying the best pumpkin bread ever.period? I’m going to go make a batch right now. Is that a small can of pumpkin I’m assuming?

  6. Yumm, with cream cheese? Never even thought of that! Hooray for fall and pumpkins! :)

  7. I can tell by reading the ingredients, your recipe looks fantastic. I am certainly going to try it. I have read your blog on/off for a few weeks now. You have a fun blog! Thanks for sharing!

  8. Yum! I’m going to try a batch this week. But I live at high altitude, and nothing ever rises quite so nice as that picture. :( Everything ends up flat and dense.

  9. Love pumpkin bread, and pumpkin spice lattes too!! That looks so yummy!! and with cream cheese…sinfully delicious!

  10. Why does everything look better under a domed cake plate, haha! That looks soooooooo yummy I can smell it from here!

  11. I’ve never made pumpkin bread before but I think I’m going to have to give that a try.

  12. Well, I’m not going to take your word for it, I’m just gonna have to bake some up for myself and see. hehe ;o) Looks yum-eee! I love pumpkin anything! I had no idea there was a pumpkin shortage . . . for real? I better grab a few extra cans myself today when I’m cruising through Walmart. Thanks for sharing!

  13. Yes, my thighs are thanking you! Kylie really enjoyed it and I think we will have to try making it. Thanks again!

  14. Yum! Pumpkin bread is the best! Besides cream cheese, vanilla frosting is awesome!

  15. YUM! Anything pumpkin gets my attention! I will definitely be trying this out. I love cream cheese on mine too!

  16. You are absolutely right… is the best pumpkin bread! I’ve already made one batch will be making another today. It’s a favorite in my household. Thanks for sharing.

    Enjoy your weekend.

  17. It’s almost too pretty to eat! I could live on bread and soup. Looks mouth watering. Thanks for the recipe!

  18. Ooh, I love pumpkin bread! I’m thinking there was supposed to be a shortage last year too, but my store always had some. Anyway, I would love it if you’d come on over and link this up to Foodie Friday.

    ~ The Speckled Dog

  19. Rea Hughes says:

    This recipe taste better made with real butter and vanilla ohh, dont forget the nuts!

  20. Anonymous says:

    Have you ever used Young Living essential oils with this recipe?


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