Holiday Pumpkin Bread

Holiday Pumpkin Bread

140 Reviews 11 Pics
  • Prep

    10 m
  • Cook

    1 h
  • Ready In

    1 h 10 m
Denise LaPonsie
Recipe by  Denise LaPonsie

“A very moist holiday bread that makes enough for you and gift giving as well.”

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Original recipe yields 3 loaves



  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease and flour three 7 x 3 inch loaf pans.
  2. Mix oil, sugar, and eggs together in a large bowl. Mix in pumpkin puree and water. Stir together flour, soda, baking powder, salt, and spices. Add to the pumpkin mixture, and mix until just combined. Stir in nuts and raisins. Divide batter into prepared pans.
  3. Bake for 1 hour. Cool on wire racks.

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I have been making this recipe, without nuts or raisins, since the beginning of time, OK since 1970 (when I was 9). My instructions were to combine all dry ingredients, make a well in the center, add all the wet ingredients, then mix. Also, the instructions were clear about cooling, wrapping in plastic and refrigerating the loaves overnight for optimum moistness. I have also tinkered with this endlessly to make it more Weight Watchers friendly (low fat, high fiber). For the low fat version, change the 3.5 c flour to 2 c white, 1.5 c whole wheat flour. Reduce sugar to 2 cups. Reduce oil to 1/4 cup. Add 3/4 c unsweetened applesauce. Increase water to 3/4 cup. No nuts or raisins. works every time. Makes a zillion muffins at 2 points each. Or bread, makes 2, 9x5 loaves. But who can eat just ONE slice?!



This is the same recipe I have been making for about 8 years, after one bite of my "Aunt Eva's Pumpkin Bread". This recipe is very moist, flavorful and comes out every single time. I would suggest the following minor alterations - increase water to 1 C and decrease oil to 2/3 C. Pour the 1 C of (boiling) water over the raisins to plump them up, then use the raisin water for more flavor. I have been making it this way for 8 years and everybody loves it!



This is the best pumpkin bread! I have made it dozens of times and it's always a hit. I have even made it as a cake: double the recipe, take two bundt cake pans and prepare as directed, bake as directed, allow to cool, cut off the tops of each to make them flat so they will fit together when place with cut sides place together, it should resemble a pumpkin, ice with cream cheese icing (colored orange). So cute!

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Amount Per Serving (36 total)

  • Calories
  • 209 cal
  • 10%
  • Fat
  • 9 g
  • 14%
  • Carbs
  • 30.8 g
  • 10%
  • Protein
  • 2.7 g
  • 5%
  • Cholesterol
  • 24 mg
  • 8%
  • Sodium
  • 250 mg
  • 10%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet



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