My absolute favorite pumpkin bread

pumpkinsThis is the time of year when pumpkins are everywhere…so it’s time to enjoy my absolutely favorite pumpkin bread! I know the ingredients are rich, but make a loaf and watch your kids devour it. Feel free to substitute date sugar or agave nectar/honey for the sugar. I have also tried apple sauce instead of the oil, but keep in mind that the texture is already a bit moist because of the pumpkin/orange juice combination. 

Enjoy baking this extraordinary loaf. Your house will smell delicious!!!!


1 2/3 C sifted flour

1 1/2 C sugar

1 tsp baking soda

1/4 tsp baking powder

3/4 tsp salt

1/2 tsp nutmeg

1/2 tsp cinnamon

1/4 tsp ground allspice

1/2 C vegetable oil

1/2 C orange juice

1 1/4 C canned pumpkin

2 eggs, lightly beaten

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Sift together flour, sugar, baking soda, baking powder, salt, nutmeg, cinnamon and allspice. 

In large bowl combine oil, juice, pumpkin and eggs.

Add dry ingredients, blending thoroughly (can add a handful of chocolate chips here if you would like).

Pour mixture into greased 9″x5″ loaf pan*

Bake at 350 degrees 60-65 minutes.

Cool 15 minutes, then remove from pan and place on rack to continue to cool, at least 1 hour before slicing. Freezes well.

Thank you, Shelly, for sharing this recipe with all of us at Centerpeace!

* This is too much batter for one loaf pan, so fill the pan 2/3 full and make muffins with the rest of the batter.

Optional glaze for top: 1/4 C confectioners sugar, 2 tsp water, 1/2 tsp lemon juice.


Filed under bread, Muffins, pumpkin, Recipes

3 responses to “My absolute favorite pumpkin bread

  1. Carrie Jacobowitz

    Beautiful site, beautiful you….

  2. Alana

    The apple does not fall far from the tree. I made a
    Southernwestern Pumpkin soup today and tomorrow I am baking a Pumpkin Rice Pudding. I will let you know how they come out. Decorated the entire front and inside of the house for Halloween. It really is a fun time of year. Love you and miss you!

    Tried a new Yoga teacher today. Just loved every minute. So good for you inside and out. Namis

    Love you to pieces, Mom

    3 cups chicken stock
    1 cup whipping cream

    1 15oz. can pure pumpkin
    3 T. brown sugar
    1 teaspoon gr. cumin
    1/2 teaspoon chili powder
    1/8 gr. nutmeg

    3/4 cup sharp cheddar (for the top of the soup)
    chopped cilantro

    This was so easy!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    • stephanie spiegel

      Wow sounds good, however, there is whipping cream in the soup. Have you tried substituting cream with milk instead. So much healthier for us to enjoy! Thanks for sharing with all of us…..miss you too.

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