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Homemade Pumpkin Bread Recipe – Moist and Flavorful!

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In my search for pumpkin recipes, I turned to my large collection of old cookbooks. I wanted to find recipes to use up all the pumpkin puree that I made and I wanted a variety of things. After trying out several recipes, I had ended up going back to the farm stand and buying more pumpkins! I used up all that I was planning on putting in my freezer for my Thanksgiving dinner. On the other hand, my family has really enjoyed this pumpkin kick I have been on!

This particular homemade pumpkin bread recipe came from a Bicentennial celebration recipe book. It was put together in the year 1976 by members of the town council of the town I live in. I recognize several of the names of the people who contributed recipes and many of them are no longer living. I know many of their children and grand children.

I noticed that a lot of the recipes have very general instructions and a lot of them I had to guess what they wanted me to do. But, I was very happy with the variety of recipes I have found and I am anxious to share more of them with you!

This recipe makes 2 nice large loaves of soft, moist pumpkin bread. I am sure you will not be disappointed. Since it is one of those recipes with general directions, I have tried to modify them to make it easier to understand.

Homemade Pumpkin Bread – Makes 2 Loaves


3 1/2 cups flour

2 1/2 cups sugar

1 1/2 teaspoon salt

1/2 teaspoon baking powder

2 teaspoons baking soda

2/3 cup solid shortening – I used butter flavored

2 cups pumpkin – baked and mashed

1 teaspoon cinnamon

1/2 teaspoon cloves

4 eggs

2/3 cup water

2/3 cup walnuts

1/2 cup raisins


  1. In a bowl of a Kitchen Aid mixer on slow speed, combine flour, sugar, salt, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon and cloves.
  2. Add in shortening, pumpkin, eggs, and water. Turn mixer up to medium and thoroughly combine.
  3. Add in nuts and raisins.
  4. Divide  batter into to loaf pans that have been sprayed with a non-stick spray.
  5. Bake in a preheated 350 degree oven for 1 hour or until a toothpick inserted in the middle of the bread comes out clean.

Mix together dry ingredients and wet ingredients, then add nuts and raisins.

Divide into two loaf pans.

This makes 2 nice loaves of pumpkin bread.

More Pumpkin Recipes

Pumpkin Cookies

Roasted Pumpkin Seeds 

Pumpkin Cobbler


Did you have to chance to make this soft moist bread? Let me know how it turned out for you. Do you have any suggestions or questions? Please ask in the comment section below!

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