Classic Pumpkin Bread

By Our Recipe Contributor, Becky Spoolstra

This classic pumpkin bread will rival (and dare I say, beat?) what your favorite coffee shop offers. Enjoy it all year, but especially during the fall season of pumpkin flavored everything.


3.5 cups all-purpose flour

2 teaspoons baking soda

1 teaspoon cinnamon

1 teaspoon nutmeg

1.5 teaspoons salt

3 cups sugar

1 cup vegetable oil

4 large eggs

2/3 cup water

2 cups canned pumpkin



1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Combine sugar, oil, and eggs in a bowl and mix together. Add all other ingredients and mix until combined but do not over mix.

2. Pour the batter into two 9x5x3 loaf pans. Bake for 60-80 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean. Cool on wire racks until completely cool and wrap/cover to keep it fresh.


Recipe makes two loaves but it’s very easy to half the recipe for just one loaf.

If you’re feeling naughty, a cream cheese drizzle on top or thin layer in the center would be delish!

This recipe was originally posted here.