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Pumpkin Bread

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  • Prep 15 min
  • Total 3 hr 25 min
  • Servings 24
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We 'fall' for this Pumpkin Bread recipe over and over again. Fire up your coziest playlist, grab your baking gear and get ready for the most incredible homemade pumpkin bread of your life. This pumpkin loaf makes for a great gift, from housewarmings to a teacher appreciation moment, go on and give a little! The best part? With only 95 calories per serving, our moist pumpkin bread won't derail your diet. So have another piece. After all, pumpkin season doesn't last forever.
Updated Aug 18, 2021
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  • 1 can (15 ounces) pumpkin (not pumpkin pie mix)
  • 1 2/3 cups sugar
  • 2/3 cup vegetable oil
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla
  • 4 eggs
  • 3 cups Gold Medal™ all-purpose or whole wheat flour
  • 1/2 cup coarsely chopped nuts
  • 1/2 cup raisins, if desired
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cloves
Make With
Gold Medal Flour


  • 1
    Move oven rack to low position so that tops of pans will be in center of oven. Heat oven to 350°F. Grease bottoms only of 2 loaf pans, 8 1/2x4 1/2x2 1/2 inches, or 1 loaf pan 9x5x3 inches, with shortening.
  • 2
    Stir together pumpkin, sugar, oil, vanilla and eggs in large bowl. Stir in remaining ingredients. Pour into pans.
  • 3
    Bake 8-inch loaves 50 to 60 minutes, 9-inch loaf 1 hour 10 minutes to 1 hour 20 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool 10 minutes. Loosen sides of loaves from pans; remove from pans and place top side up on wire rack. Cool completely, about 2 hours, before slicing. Wrap tightly and store at room temperature up to 4 days, or refrigerate up to 10 days.

Tips from the Betty Crocker Kitchens

  • tip 1
    There is a significant difference between an 8-inch versus a 9-inch loaf pan. The volume each holds will affect how much batter is needed and how high a bread will bake. A large 9x5-inch loaf pan will hold nearly double the amount of batter that an 8x4-inch pan will.
  • tip 2
    Greasing just the bottom of your loaf pan and not the sides will help your Pumpkin Bread to form a loaf with gently rounded tops, without creating ridges along the edges.
  • tip 3
    To ensure success in this pumpkin loaf recipe, use canned pumpkin (not pumpkin pie mix). Canned pumpkin is not only convenient but provides a consistent texture, perfect for baking.
  • tip 4
    Go ahead and leave the raisins out if you don't like them. This pumpkin nut bread still will be delicious!
  • tip 5
    You can swap in pieces of dried fruit (cranberries or cherries) or mini chocolate chips for the raisins and nuts or in tandem with them. Try chopped cashews with mini chocolate chips, or walnuts with dried cherries! Just be sure to use the same amount of ingredients.
  • tip 6
    The best way to measure flour is to first stir the flour a bit before spooning into the measuring cup. Fill until heaping and then sweep the excess off the top with the flat edge of a butter knife.


95 Calories, 4 g Total Fat, 2 g Protein, 14 g Total Carbohydrate

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Slice
Calories from Fat
Total Fat
4 g
Saturated Fat
1 g
15 mg
110 mg
40 mg
Total Carbohydrate
14 g
Dietary Fiber
1 g
2 g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
Vitamin C
1 Starch; 1/2 Fat;
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

More About This Recipe

  • When your favorite coffee shop starts advertising the first Pumpkin Spice Latte of the season, you know that autumn is truly here at last. Why not make it official by stirring up a batch of this easy pumpkin bread? You don’t need an electric mixer or any fancy equipment—just a bowl, a spoon and a loaf pan. The best part about this pumpkin bread recipe is that it’s infinitely customizable. You can stir chocolate chips into the batter, sprinkle powdered sugar or spread Betty Crocker™ Rich & Creamy cream cheese frosting on top of the baked loaf. If you’d like to add freshly baked homemade pumpkin bread to your autumn cooking, check out Betty’s best pumpkin bread recipe collection where you’ll find time-tested favorites and new flavor twists.
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