The Very Best Pumpkin Bread Recipe

Pumpkin Bread Recipe

It’s fall and it’s time to make Pumpkin-filled foods! This recipe is for the pumpkin-lover and pumpkin-hater alike. I haven’t met a single person that doesn’t adore this recipe. It’s the classic and delicious Pumpkin Bread!


  • 2/3 cup shortening
  • 2 2/3 cups sugar
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 can (16 ounces) Pumpkin
  • 2/3 cup water
  • 3 1/3 cup flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder (make sure to use aluminum-free brands)
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon (and/or 3 drops Cinnamon essential oil)
  • 1 teaspoon ground cloves (and/or 3 drops Clove essential oil)
  • optional: brown sugar


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degree F.
  2. Grease 2 loaf pans. I love to bake using stoneware. I swear it’s the best way to get a good even bake!
  3. Cut shortening into sugar.
  4. Add eggs, pumpkin, and water.
  5. Blend in flour, baking soda, salt, baking powder, cinnamon, and cloves. If you have CPTG essential oils, I highly recommend you add a few drops of the cinnamon and clove oils. You can use them as a substitution or in addition. I like a lot of flavor and use both – it’s delicious.
  6. Pour mixture evenly into the two pans.
  7. Sprinkle brown sugar on top. (optional)
  8. Bake for about 60-70 minutes. Insert a toothpick to check that the center is cooked through.
  9. Enjoy!!!
Serve with coffee and pumpkin spice creamer for breakfast or as a yummy afternoon treat! Did you try this recipe? Let me know in the comments!! I love to hear back from my readers!
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