Mrs. Claus' Cookbook - The Best Pumpkin Bread

The Best Pumpkin Bread

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From the kitchen of KLESNIAK

Enjoy plain, buttered, or with cream cheese.

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Recipe Details

Bake Time:
60-70 minutes
2 loaves
Dairy‑free, Good for parties/potlucks, Kid friendly


2 cups of canned pumpkin
3 cups of sugar
1 cup water
1 cup vegetable oil
4 eggs
3 1/3 cups of all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons of baking soda
2 teaspoons of cinnamon
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon of nutmeg
3/4 teaspoon of ground cloves


  1. Heat oven to 350 degrees.

  2. Grease 2 9x5 inch loaf pans and dust with flour.

  3. In a large mixing bowl, combine the pumpkin, sugar, water, vegetable oil, and eggs. Beat until well mixed.

  4. Mix the rest of the ingredients into a separate bowl. Stir until combined.

  5. Slowly add the dry ingredients into pumpkin mixture, beat until smooth.

  6. Evenly divide the batter between the two pans.

  7. Bake for 60-70 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.

  8. Cool for 10-15 minutes.

  9. Remove bread from pans by inverting them onto a rack and tapping the bottoms.


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cathann62 says:

I have this very same recipe, but I only use 2 cups of sugar and it is plenty sweet. My girlfriend gave me this recipe, she has won blue ribbons at the state fair with it. Delicious

11/17/2014 12:45:36 PM

777777 says:

Very good plus going to add to recipe box! MMMMM

1/25/2013 6:46:14 AM

my4angels says:

The best pumpkin bread recipe I have found. I used 1 / 15 oz. can of pumpkin and I added nuts. The flavor was just right and very moist, froze well, sliced well! love it! Thanks for sharing this!

12/14/2012 6:34:59 AM

Mary says:

This bread is simply delicious! My family loves it!

11/23/2012 12:05:35 PM

lynk19 says:

One of the best recipes I have ever found. I make lots of these in the fall and give to other people or serve with meals. I always get lots of compliments.

11/15/2012 6:02:56 PM

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