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Sara's Awesome Pumpkin Bread Recipe

Sara's Awesome Pumpkin Bread

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"This simple recipe is perfect to prepare on a busy Thanksgiving day and it adds just the right touch to a wonderful Thanksgiving feast."

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Original recipe makes 2 loaves Change Servings


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease two 9x5 inch loaf pans.
  2. Mix together flour, sugar, baking soda, pie spice, salt and baking powder. Add pumpkin, oil and eggs; mix well.
  3. Pour into loaf pans and bake for 1 hour or until inserted toothpick comes out clean.
  4. Allow to cool for 15 minutes before removing from pans.
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  • Aluminum foil can be used to keep food moist, cook it evenly, and make clean-up easier.

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Most Helpful Positive Review
Nov 12, 2007

Pretty great. My first-time-through modifications (based on everyone else's reviews) are also my recommendations: - go a little light on the flour (either sift it or fluff the flour as you scoop out your cupfuls) - go a little heavy on the pureed pumpkin - DOUBLE the pumpkin pie spice - add 1 tsp. cinnamon - before putting in oven, sprinkle top of loaves with chopped pecans (or other nuts) and a blend of cinnamon & sugar I used four mini-loaf pans and baked them for 50 minutes at the recommended temp - they came out perfect. A lovely color, texture and flavor - pecans perfectly roasted. Recipe seems like it would accommodate even more moisture. For a denser bread, perhaps add another egg, more pumpkin, or a little applesauce next time? xox

Most Helpful Critical Review
Oct 26, 2004

It wasn't very moist, although the flavor was fine. But, I don't think I'll make this recipe again.


95 Ratings

Dec 04, 2006

If I would have reviewed this recipe the day I made it, I would only have given it three stars. It didn't immediately have the strong spice and pumpkin flavor I was looking for. However, the next day I tried it again and I changed my mind. This is a moist bread that keeps well and improves in flavor. Next time I think I will top with a cinnamon-sugar mixture as mentioned in a previous review (just to see if it makes a difference on that first day).

Apr 19, 2007

Very good. I added 1-1/2 cups of raisins that had been plumped in boiling water, cloves, nutmeg and a touch of ginger along with a lots of cinnamon Yummy, definitely a 5 star recipe from the whole gang, I mixed this by hand with a wire whisk and a spatula so easy too, always a bonus

Jun 11, 2006

When I made this bread my family and friends inhailed the bread. A change of pace you could add nuts to the bread to make it more interesting. (use 1 cup of chopped nuts in the mixture, place it in last) ENJOY

Dec 22, 2004

Really great bread! So good, I gave it as gifts. I did a bit more cinnamon along with the pumpkin pie spice. I also added raisens and walnuts. It was really yummy!

Nov 06, 2007

I won't make it again. The last word I would use for this recipe is "awesome." It was dry, salty, and below average. I made it 3 times. The first time, it was dry and salty. The second time, I added raisins and walnuts. It tasted dry and salty but with raisins and walnuts. The third time, I added extra sugar, extra oil and one additional egg (along with the raisins and walnuts; this third time, it was a completely different recipe and tasted pretty good...but still not "awesome." Bottom line, don't bother.

Sep 27, 2008

This Recipe is AWESOME!!! I made it with 3 teaspoons of pumpkin pie spice and 2 teaspoons of cinnamon. The bread came out moist and delicious!


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  • Calories
  • 189 kcal
  • 9%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 29.8 g
  • 10%
  • Cholesterol
  • 23 mg
  • 8%
  • Fat
  • 6.9 g
  • 11%
  • Fiber
  • 0.7 g
  • 3%
  • Protein
  • 2.6 g
  • 5%
  • Sodium
  • 221 mg
  • 9%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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