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Pumpkin Bread

Pumpkin Bread

Pumpkin Bread is such a true fall comfort food for our family. It is fabulous right from the oven with a pat of butter. The pumpkin bread required very simple ingredients and is easy to make. If you are anything like me, this bread can be served for both breakfast and dessert. Fall is here and I’m in baking mode. I've already picked out pumpkins for the season. Last weekend I carved a couple and set tea candles inside. They look so lovely at night on the porch. And since fall got started a little late in Wisconsin, I am just now beginning to post all of the wonderfully delicious seasonal sweets. During this time of the year I like to support local farms and little shops that sell fresh organic ingredients like pumpkins, apples, cranberries, corn and sweet potatoes. If this recipe sounds delicious, look for more posts on seasonal desserts coming soon!
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Servings: 1 loaf or 12 muffins


  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 cup oil
  • 1 cup canned pumpkin
  • 1/3 cup water
  • 1 ½ cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 ¼ cups sugar
  • ¼ tsp . salt
  • ½ tsp . nutmeg
  • ½ tsp . cinnamon
  • ½ tsp . allspice
  • 1 tsp . baking soda
  • 1 cup pecans (, chopped – optional)

Crumble Topping Ingredients- optional

  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 4 Tbsp flour
  • 4 Tbsp brown sugar
  • 4 Tbsp cold butter


  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
  • Grease and flour a loaf pan and set aside.
  • In a small bowl, combine the crumb ingredients until mixture forms of coarse crumbs. Set aside.
  • Combine the eggs, oil, pumpkin and water in a large bowl.
  • Sift the dry ingredients together and stir into pumpkin mixture. Stir in pecans if adding.
  • Pour into the prepared loaf pan and bake for one hour or until a tester inserted near the center comes out clean.
  • Sprinkle about half of the crumb mixture into the batter. Using a knife or fork, swirl the mixture below to combine inside of pumpkin bread.
  • Top the loaf with the rest of the crumb mixture.
  • Wait for bread to cool before slicing.


This bread can keep for 1-2 months in the freezer. Prepare bread by wrapping it in saran wrap then foil.
To keep it extra fresh, after wrapping place loaf in an air tight zip block bag.

Image Credit:  Simply Recipes 

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