This delicious pumpkin bread recipe comes from my Grandma Bauer’s recipe box. It is moist. It is flavorful, but not too spicy. And it tastes good any time. It’s an easy recipe and I love baking up mini loaves and sharing with friends during the holiday season. It has become one of my most popular recipes…Grandmas always know best 🙂

Pumpkin Bread

  • Servings: 2-3 large loaves, 3-4 mini loaves
  • Difficulty: Easy
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Pumpkin Bread


1 (15-oz) can pumpkin puree

1 cup vegetable oil

4 eggs

2/3 cup water

3-1/2 cups flour

3 cups sugar

2 tsp baking soda

1-1/2 tsp salt

1 tsp cinnamon

1 tsp ground nutmeg


  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F. Lightly grease and flour three regular-size loaf pans or 4–5 mini pans
  2. Fit a stand mixer with a paddle attachment. On low speed, blend the pumpkin, vegetable oil, eggs, and water until well mixed
  3. In a separate bowl, mix the flour, sugar, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, and nutmeg. Gradually add small amounts of the flour mixture to the wet pumpkin mixture until all of the flour mixture is well mixed
  4. Pour the batter into the prepared pans and bake for 1 hour (if making large loaves.) Bake smaller loaves for 45 minutes