Classic Pumpkin Bread Recipe – Step by Step Guide

Classic Pumpkin Bread Recipe – Step by Step Guide: Our holiday gifts usually included a loaf of rich, spiced, and delectable Easy Pumpkin Bread. My kids still ask for our neighbor’s s recipe every autumn.

Almost identical to a famous Pumpkin Bread Recipe minus nutmeg. But I’ve been baking this amazing loaf before the Internet! A keeper.

Classic Pumpkin Bread Recipe – Step by Step Guide


  •  1 ½ cup sugar
  •  ½ cup oil
  •  2 eggs
  •  1 cup pumpkin
  •  1 ¾ cup flour
  •  ¼ teaspoon baking powder
  •  1 teaspoon salt
  •  1 teaspoon baking soda
  •  ¼ teaspoon cloves
  •  ¼ teaspoon allspice
  •  ½ teaspoon cinnamon
  •  ⅓ cup water
Classic Pumpkin Bread Recipe - Step by Step Guide
Classic Pumpkin Bread Recipe – Step by Step Guide


  1. Preheat the oven to 350º. ½¼¾⅓
  2. Grease one standard loaf pan, approximately 9 x 5 inches. I also put a rectangle of parchment on the bottom of the pan and grease that as well.
  3. Combine sugar and oil.
  4. Add the rest of the ingredients in order.
  5. Bake a large pan for 1 hour-1 hour 15 minutes or two smaller pans for 40-50 minutes.
  6. Check the center of the loaf with a toothpick. It should come out clean after inserting when the loaf is done.

Nutrition Information:

  • Yield: 16 
  • Serving size: 1 slice
  • Amount Per Serving: calories: 197
  • Total fat: 8g
  • Saturated fat: 1g
  • Trans fat: 0g
  • unsaturated fat: 7g
  • cholesterol: 23 mg
  • sodium: 241 mg
  • carbohydrates: 30g
  • fiber: 1g
  • sugar: 19g
  • protein: 2g


Q1. How Long Will Pumpkin Bread Stay Fresh?

Pumpkin bread will be good for 1-2 days at room temperature. Since it’s a very moist loaf, it may start to deteriorate after that. It can be stored for up to a week, well-wrapped, in the refrigerator. It also can be frozen (see tips below).

Q2. Why is My Pumpkin Bread Not Cooking in the Middle? How Do You Know When Pumpkin Bread is Done?

If the middle is raw, your pumpkin bread is underdone. The outside may seem cooked, but a toothpick or cake tester is needed to verify the interior.

After poking many places, the pumpkin bread is done when the toothpick comes out clean. The loaf is almost done when it smells like baked pumpkin bread. When baking is nearly complete, check with a toothpick.

Q3. How Do You Keep Pumpkin Bread Moist?

First, pick a nice recipe. This soda bread uses vegetable oil, which makes it moist. Make cautious not to overbake, which might dry out bread.

After cooling, wrap pumpkin bread carefully to keep it fresh. Since plastic wrap self-adheres, I prefer it for airtight sealing. If you can’t finish the loaf in a few days, freeze half to keep it fresh.

Q4. Why Did my pumpkin bread crack?

Quick bread cracks naturally. Before rising, the loaf’s top sets. Cracking occurs on top. Additionally, toothpicks are best used to assess doneness in those cracks.

Q5. Can Pumpkin Bread Be Frozen?

Pumpkin bread freezes well. Cool to room temperature, then wrap tightly in plastic wrap. Wrap the loaf in foil or a freezer-safe Ziploc bag.

Pumpkin bread freezes well for 3 months. It will be safe beyond that time, although quality may suffer. Serve slices warm or room temperature after overnight defrosting.

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