Nana's Easy Pumpkin Bread

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This is a recipe from one of my grandmother's cook books. This is an extremely easy recipe and the bread is easy to store.

Makes 4 loaves.

When I was making these I was making a double batch so don't be confused when you see 8 tins in the oven instead of 4.

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Step 1: Ingredients

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3 c. flour
2 c. sugar
1 c. vegetable oil
2/3 c. water
2 tsp. baking soda
1 tsp. salt
1 tsp. cinnamon
1 tsp. nutmeg
1/2 tsp. ginger (ground)
4 beaten eggs
16 oz. can Libby's Pumpkin (not pumpkin pie filling)
very small amount of crisco or butter and flour to grease pans with

Tin size: ~ 7in. x 4in. For any other size tin the temperature and baking time may need to be adjusted.

** You don't need a pumpkin for this recipe. I just liked how it looked in the photo **

Step 2: Grease and flour tins

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Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Grease and flour the tins so that the loaves do not stick. This is a VERY important step to remember.

Step 3: Dry ingredients

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Mix all of the dry ingredients in a large mixing bowl.

This includes: flour, sugar, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, nutmeg, and ginger

Step 4: Wet Ingredients

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Add the rest of the ingredients (wet ingredients).

This includes: vegetable oil, water, eggs, and pumpkin.

Mix well.

Step 5: Pour batter into tins

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Evenly disperse the batter into your four tins.

Step 6: Stagger the tins in the oven

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Stagger the tins in the oven instead of lining them up in a row.

Bake 50 - 60 minutes.

Allow the bread to cool on a cooking rack before removing the bread from the tins.

If you want to store the bread for a long time you can wrap the fresh loaf in aluminum foil and freeze it. It takes a couple of hours to thaw when it's removed from the freezer. No one seems to notice any difference.


Caulerpa (author) 1 year ago
Thank you for all your lovely comments. It means a lot to me that people can enjoy the recipes my grandmother used.
DSofia10232 years ago
I've used your recipe for the last 2 years and everyone loves it. i've done the loafs and also made them into muffins too. however i added chopped walnuts to the top for the added texture and it was a big hit :D
usluvn23 years ago
Oh how I love pumpkin bread and more if it's easy to make. I am going to make them in the very small loaf pans for sharing. A cream cheese icing goes well with this....I can hardly wait...YUM !
ShadowJesus5 years ago
Ah! I can't believe I took so long to find this:D
Caulerpa (author)  ShadowJesus5 years ago
Thank you :]
Ohhhhh MAN am I making this! What if this and banana bread had a child? I think I'll try that, too. Banana bread...(!)
Hey I was wondering if almond meal was added or substituted for the flour would it still be edible/stable enough to well... eat. Please reply if you have an answer
Caulerpa (author)  whoneedstoknow5 years ago
I'd never heard of almond meal so I looked it up. On this website,, it said that you could use almond meal instead of flour for breads that don't require a real dough but you just had to add extra eggs to give the bread structure. If you try the recipe with almond meal let me know how it works out! I have some friends that can't eat wheat and so this might be useful information for them. I hope this helps!
ItsTheHobbs5 years ago
Mmmmm..... I love pumpkin bread.