Pumpkin Quick Bread

Looking for a simple yummy treat this Saturday? My friend Dana gave me this recipe forever ago, and my kids eat it for breakfast, take it to school for a snack, and still want more for dessert. The great thing about it is it makes enough for three loaves, so my plan is always to make one to eat, one to freeze, and one to give away.  However, we’ve never had a singe loaf of Pumpkin Bread make it to the freezer, because we devour it long before it ever gets there!  It was probably the first quick bread recipe I ever made when my husband and I were first married, and now I have to make a few loaves each fall.


My favorite thing about the recipe? While it's baking your home will smell divine, like fall just walked right through your door. Swing by Aldi to pick up a can of pumpkin if you don't have one in the pantry, and get baking.



Pumpkin Quick Bread


  • 3 1/2 cups flour
  • 3 cups sugar
  • 2 tsp. baking soda
  • 1 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1 tsp. cinnamon
  • 1 tsp. nutmeg
  • 1 cup vegetable oil
  • 4 eggs
  • 2/3 cup water
  • 1 can pumpkin (15 oz)


  1. Mix dry ingredients and wet ingredients separately.
  2. Make well of dry ingredients and add then add in “wet” ingredients. Blend all together.
  3. Grease and flour 3 large bread bread pans.
  4. Bake at 350 for an 45 to 55 minutes (watch closely so it doesn’t get too brown.) Your house will smell so yummy and your kids will love it . . . enjoy!


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  1. BryanCarolyn Hodae says

    Feeling frazzled, so I did some baking! Makes 3 big loaves… so yum!

  2. sOOoooOOOoo good! I was having a stressful night, so when I got this in my email I just had to try it out. Baking calms my nerves (but not so sure the clean up does!) and this did the trick! Printing and adding to my recipe binder!

    • Yayyyyy Carolyn ~ so glad you liked it! I tend to bake on my frazzled days too (there’s just something about baking that makes life seem more peaceful), so I completely understand. Hope the rest of your weekend was a little less stressful! 🙂

  3. Looks delicious!! Thank you for posting. I might try adding apple cider to it instead of the water and reducing the amount of sugar.

  4. I made these today,
    I used only 1 1/2 c sugar
    Replaced1/2 the oil with 1/2 c unsweetened applesauce
    & used white whole wheat flour
    I made muffins, they baked 20 minutes….
    YUMMY! Tender & sweet
    Thanks for the idea, hope you don’t mind I made it my own 😉

  5. Ashley Brumby Baum says

    Would adding nuts & raisins be ok?

  6. Melinda Martin Quinn says

    I'm sure this is a great recipe, but the EASIEST pumpkin bread is a boxed spice cake mix, a can of pumpkin, 1 egg and 1/3 cup of water. We like to add chocolate chips too.

  7. I LOVE this bread. I found it on your website last year, and I’ve made it numerous times. It’s always delicious! 🙂 I was wondering how long you think it will stay fresh? Do you think it would be okay to give as a gift a few days after baking it? Thanks!

  8. Dolores Bryant says

    Do you use plain or sr flour in your recipes?

  9. Teresa Herdman says

    I made this and its so yummy! It was fast and everyone loves it. I’m excited to give this as gifts for the holidays.

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