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Tuesday, October 20, 2015

Pumpkin Spice Bread

Printable Recipe

  • 3 cups sugar
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 1/2 cup applesauce
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 (15 oz) can pumpkin (or 2 cups homemade puree)
  • 3 1/2 cups flour
  • 1 t baking soda
  • 1 t salt
  • 2 t cinnamon
  • 2 t nutmeg
  • 1/2 t baking powder
  • 1 t ground cloves
  • 1 t ground allspice
  • 1/2 cup water
Cooking Directions
  1. Combine the sugar, oil and eggs.
  2. Add pumpkin and mix well.
  3. Combine the dry ingredients; add to the pumpkin mixture alternately with water, beating well after each addition.
  4. Pour into two greased loaf pans.
  5. Bake at 350 for 60-65 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean.
  6. Cool for 10 minutes before removing from pan.
  7. For muffins, bake for 25 minutes. Makes ~36 muffins.

Holly's Notes:
The original recipe came from The Amish Family Cookbook.  I had just put up several batches of pumpkin puree and my husband asked for some pumpkin bread to take to his Home Teaching families for church.  I figured I'd try a new recipe since I really don't have a tried or true pumpkin bread recipe.  I searched several cookbooks before finding this recipe.  It came together easily and smelled absolutely divine while it was baking.  It was delicious, although the second time I made it, I did a 1/2 cup applesauce and 1/2 cup oil instead of the original 1 cup of oil and I doubled the spices and I did muffins instead.  We prefer the muffins to the bread and the doubled spices was perfect.  This version of the recipe reflects those changes.


  1. Holly, thanks for popping over and adding this to the collection. Cheers

  2. What lovely bread! My name is Katie and I host Fall Into the Holidays, now open. All entries get pinned. I would love to have you link up!

  3. Yummy... Love pumpkin baked goods..... Happy Harvest!!

  4. This looks amazing! I just found you through a linkup! If I weren't GF I would be making this in a second. I think I will keep it on the list for my family at Thanksgiving though! You should join me on Tuesdays for the Celebrate Southern link up I host over at www.2catsandchloe.com for some southern-inspired posts. You don't have to be a southern blogger to join, this post would be a perfect fit! :) Glad I found your blog! :)

  5. That made my mouth water! Popping over from Merry Monday Link Party. Pinning this now for later!

  6. I pinned this! YUM! :)

    Thanks for joining the Link Up this week!

  7. This looks much healthier than the last recipe I tried that has too much oil.

    Thanks for sharing on Tasty Tuesdays.

  8. Yum! I love reading recipes that have to do with pumpkin right now! tis the season! This looks and sounds just amazing dear! Thanks for sharing! :)

  9. I know I already commented on this, but thanks again for joining our Celebrate Southern Linkup! I am pinning this now!! :)

  10. I love making pumpkin bread! I actually just tried a healthier recipe that used whole wheat flour and honey instead of sugar. It was really good! Thanks for sharing your recipe with Hump Day Happenings.

  11. I have no doubt that this smells amazing! The kind of thing I want my house to smell like right now. Thanks for sharing with See Ya in the Gumbo!

  12. Looks perfect! Thank you so much for linking up at Tasty Tuesday! Your recipe has been pinned to the Tasty Tuesday Pinterest board! Please join us again this week!

  13. looks incredible! Love the quote too, Octobers are brilliant! Thanks for linking up to #tastytuesdays

  14. Whoo these sound tasty :)

    Thanks for linking up to Creative Mondays, pinned and featuring later on the blog hop..

  15. MMMM - I can almost smell it! Looks wonderful. So glad you shared with us at Weekend Potluck...please come back again soon. With your hands full. =)

  16. This looks so good! Pinned. Lou Lou Girls

  17. Love the spices and the apple sauce. Thanks for sharing this with us on Weekend Bites. Pinned.

  18. I just love your Pumpkin Spice Bread, so warm and inviting. Hope you are having a great week and thanks so much for sharing your great post with Full Plate Thursday.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

  19. Thanks for coming and linking up at #The Weekend Social. Please be sure to come back next week starting Thursdays at 9PM EST on KitchenDreaming.com ! I hope to see you there! Pinned

  20. Hello there! Thank you for sharing your pumpkin post on the Art of Home-Making Mondays! We have *featured* this post on our LINK UP LOVE column today. Have a lovely week and please join in again next Monday :)


  21. Thanks for sharing this bread at my last Fabulous Friday party, hope you can come to my party this Friday to share more of your pretty posts. Thanks Maria