Literally the best pumpkin bread


Fall bucket list item #2

I was going to make pumpkin muffins, but all the recipes I was finding were frosted and super sweet and not quite what I was looking for (confession: I made muffins, they were disgusting). Then I thought about this recipe that my aunt gave me and my sister for Christmas a few years back (it was really lovely – she gave us a cute little mini loaf with the recipe card attached – great idea if you’re into DIY-ing gifts). I was going to not post this recipe because I feel like I’m betraying some kind of family secret, but after going back and forth, being kind and sharing won out and so here it is… It’s moist, it’s not TOO pumpkin-y, it’s just sweet enough, and I insist you try it!



INGREDIENTS (makes 2 pumpkin loaves)

_ 3  1/2 cups of flour

_ 2 teaspoons baking soda

_ 1/2 teaspoon salt

_ 1 teaspoon nutmeg

_ 2 teaspoons cinnamon

_ 3 cups of sugar

_ 1 cup vegetable oil

_ 4 eggs

_ 2/3 cup of water

_ 2 cups of canned pumpkin


Preheat oven to 350. Mix oil and sugar. Beat eggs into oil and sugar. Mix dry ingredients together and add alternately with water. Add pumpkin. Mix well. Grease and flour loaf pans. Bake for 60-70 minutes. Impress all your friends.


  1. Cookie2molly

    I can vouch for this. I’m not good at baking but this pumpkin bread is so good I have baked and polished off an entire mini loaf of this all by myself. Not saying how quickly!

    • Jen

      Ha! Thanks mom 😉 xo