pumpkin bread
Pumpkin Bread
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
1 hr
Total Time
1 hr 10 mins

Delicious pumpkin bread that uses half oil and half apple sauce. This is one of those recipes you definitely need in your recipe box!

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Servings: 12 slices
Calories: 461 kcal
  • 2 1/2 cups of canned pumpkin
  • 4 eggs
  • 1/2 cup oil
  • 1/2 cup applesauce
  • 1/3 cup water
  • 1 1/2 cups brown sugar
  • 1 1/2 cups white sugar
  • 3 1/2 cup flour
  • 2 tsp baking soda
  • 1 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tsp nutmeg
  • 1/2 tsp cloves
  • 1/2 tsp ginger
  1. Kick the tires and light the fires to 350 degrees. Grease two standard loaf pans and set aside.

  2. Mix your eggs, pumpkin, oil and applesauce in a large mixing bowl.
  3. Mix in your sugars.
  4. In another smaller bowl, whisk together all your dry ingredients.
  5. Add the wet to the dry, and try not to over mix, because we are baking with persnickety pumpkin, after all, and nothing gets tougher when over mixed than pumpkin does.
  6. Mix everything together until just combined.  If wanted, you may add nuts an raisins at this point. 

  7. Divide the batter between the two prepared pans. Tap the pans gently on the counter to release any air bubbles.

  8. Bake in the oven for 55-65 minutes or until a cake tester or knife inserted comes out clean.

  9. Remove and cool for 10 minutes then remove the loaves from the pan. 

  10. Cool completely then store in an airtight container or wrap in plastic wrap to keep fresh.

Nutrition Facts
Pumpkin Bread
Amount Per Serving
Calories 461 Calories from Fat 99
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 11g 17%
Saturated Fat 1g 5%
Cholesterol 54mg 18%
Sodium 533mg 22%
Potassium 208mg 6%
Total Carbohydrates 85g 28%
Dietary Fiber 2g 8%
Sugars 54g
Protein 6g 12%
Vitamin A 160.5%
Vitamin C 2.7%
Calcium 5.3%
Iron 16.1%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.