Grandma’s Pumpkin Bread Recipe

Pumpkin Bread RecipeMy great-grandmother passed away 16 years ago. After she passed, I kept a large box full of her handwritten recipes as a keepsake along with a pile of her favorite vintage cookbooks.

A few days ago I was sorting through some of her handwritten recipes and I came across this one called Grandma’s Pumpkin Bread and just had to make it in her honor.

One of the things I loved about this bread is that it’s very moist. It’s not dry and super crumbly like most other pumpkin breads. It’s actually moist, fluffy and flavorful. I poured my batter into mini loaf pans instead of using a full-size pan. I gave my mom a mini loaf (Shelly) and she gives it a big thumb’s up too!

If Pumpkin Cookies with Chocolate Chips are more your thing, check out my Grandma Carol’s recipe here on the ClassyChics for that.

Grandma’s Pumpkin Bread Recipe

2 large eggs
1 cup canned pumpkin puree
1 1/4 cups granulated sugar
1/2 tsp. ground cloves
3/4 tsp. ground cinnamon
1/4 tsp. ground pumpkin pie spice
1/2 tsp. salt
1/3 cup vegetable oil
1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
1 1/2 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. baking soda

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

In a large mixing bowl beat the large eggs. Beat in the pumpkin puree, granulated sugar, ground cloves, ground cinnamon, ground pumpkin pie spice and the salt. Mix well and then mix-in the vegetable oil.

In a separate bowl sift together the all-purpose flour, baking powder and baking soda. Gradually mix the flour mixture into the first bowl using an electric mixer until everything is combined.

Lightly spray a large loaf pan or several mini loaf pans with non-stick cooking spray. Pour batter into the loaf pan(s) filling them 3/4 of the way full. Use a spatula to even out the batter for even baking.

Place into the oven and bake for 30-45 minutes for full loaves or for 14-18 minutes for mini loaves. Remove from oven and let cool completely before wrapping them up as gifts or serving them.

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  1. Cathy Jarolin says:

    Thankyou for Sharing Your Grandmas Awesome Pumpkin Bread Recipe.. It sounds Delicious and I love moist breads. That is very important to me. I will pin this recipe~ My Husband will Love it! He loves pumpkin Pie his Favorite. Strange I don’t care for Pumpkin Pie. but I love Pumpkin Breads, cakes and cookies!!

  2. Jo-Ann Brightman says:

    This is a lovely memory of your great grandmother and I am sure it is as delicious as you said. Your site has gave me so many uses for baking with pumpkin purée and the ones I have tried are very good.

  3. Tamra Phelps says:

    Oh, my Mom loves pumpkin bread. She would really enjoy trying out this recipe, so I’ll pass it on to her!

  4. Sherry Compton says:

    How sweet and a great memory. I’m glad you kept some things, and this recipe sounds like a winner. Reminds me that I haven’t made pumpkin bread yet this year. It looks so good. Warm, homey, comforting and delicious. Bread can do wonders and pumpkin is perfect this time of year.

  5. Oh, what a lovely memento of your great-grandmother! And if this recipe is any indication, she knew a good recipe when she saw one. Thanks for sharing this–I’ve pinned it and look forward to trying it after this whole holiday hoop-la calms down.