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Moist Pumpkin Bread

This Moist Pumpkin Bread recipe is so moist and tender with loads of pumpkin flavor. This easy one-bowl recipe makes three big loaves. We like to add walnuts, but you can add any type of nuts that you like. Perfect for gifting!

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Get ready to indulge in the ultimate fall treat that will satisfy your autumn cravings like never before.

Picture this: a warm slice of pumpkin bread, perfectly moist and bursting with the flavors of the season.

But here’s the twist that takes it to a whole new level of deliciousness – we’ve added a generous amount of chopped nuts for that extra crunch and nutty goodness.

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Key to Success #1 – Use 100% Pumpkin Puree

We’re baking pumpkin bread where the pumpkin really shines!

Make sure your can of pumpkin puree is 100% pumpkin and not a pumpkin pie filling in a can.

The pumpkin pie filling has a lot of sweeteners and spices already in it, but we want to add our flavor blend to this pumpkin bread.

Look for a 29-ounce can of pumpkin puree.

How many cups are in a 29-ounce can of pumpkin?

A 29-ounce can of pumpkin contains 3 1/2 cups of pumpkin.

A 15-ounce can of pumpkin contains a little more than 1 3/4 cups of pumpkin.

If you can’t find the 29-ounce can, you can substitute two of the 15-ounce cans in this recipe.

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Key to Success #2 – Go Light on the Spices

Since we’re letting the pumpkin flavor shine in this pumpkin bread, we will go light on the spices.

We’re adding in cinnamon, cloves, ginger, nutmeg, and of course a little salt.

But we’re adding small amounts of each spice so that they don’t overpower the pumpkin flavor.

We want the spices to bring out the pumpkin flavor, not cover it up.

Sift the spices in with the flour and sugar. Any big lumps of flour should be discarded.

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Key to Success #3 – One Bowl Easy

You’ll want to use a big bowl for this recipe.

Start by sifting the flour, sugar, and spices into a large mixing bowl.

Next, add in your eggs, water, vegetable oil, and pumpkin puree.

Stir well with a wooden spoon or a spatula.

You do not need to use a mixer for this recipe.

You want to only mix the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients until everything is combined.

Do not overmix the batter or you may end up with a tough loaf of bread.

Finally, stir in the chopped nuts.

I like to add in walnuts, but you can use pecans or other nuts.

If you have an electric chopper, you can chop up the 2 cups of nuts for this recipe in only a few seconds. So easy.

The nuts are optional, but I highly recommend using walnuts!

Pour the batter into three or more well-greased loaf pans.

Fill the pans about 2/3 full.

I mentioned this in the recipe, but the baking time is specified for a 9×5-inch loaf pan.

If your pan is bigger or smaller than this, you will need to adjust the baking time accordingly.

So easy and so good!

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Why You’ll Love Our Pumpkin Bread Recipe

Imagine the aroma wafting through your kitchen as the spices intermingle with the rich pumpkin and toasted nuts.

The scent alone will transport you to a cozy autumn afternoon, filled with warmth and comfort.

But it’s not just the enticing fragrance that will captivate your senses—once you take that first bite, you’ll be hooked.

The combination of moist pumpkin bread, delicately spiced with cinnamon, nutmeg, and cloves, infused with the satisfying crunch of toasted nuts, creates a symphony of flavors that will leave you craving more.

The nutty twist adds a delightful surprise with every mouthful, elevating this classic fall treat to a whole new level of indulgence.

But what truly sets this pumpkin bread apart is its ability to fit seamlessly into any part of your day.

In the morning, pair it with a steaming cup of coffee, allowing the comforting flavors to kickstart your day with a dose of seasonal delight.

Pack a slice for your lunch break and savor the sweet and nutty notes as you recharge for the rest of the day.

Or treat yourself with a midday snack, letting the pumpkin bread transport you to a cozy café, no matter where you are.

So go ahead and seize the opportunity to savor the seasonal delight of pumpkin bread with a nutty twist, anytime and anywhere.

Fall in love with the irresistible combination of flavors and textures that provide a momentary escape from the demands of everyday life.

Whether you indulge in a slice during a busy weekday or share it with loved ones during a leisurely weekend brunch, this pumpkin bread recipe will become a staple in your fall baking.

Save this Pumpkin Bread recipe to your favorite Pumpkin Recipes board or your Quick Breads board.

Easy Pumpkin Bread
Pumpkin Bread

Pumpkin Bread

Yield: 3 loaves
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour
Total Time: 1 hour 15 minutes

Pumpkin Bread is so moist and tender with loads of pumpkin flavor. This easy one-bowl recipe makes three big loaves. We like to add walnuts, but you can add any type of nuts that you like. Perfect for gifting!


  • 5 eggs
  • 2/3 cup water
  • 1 cup vegetable oil
  • 29 oz pumpkin puree
  • 4 cups flour
  • 4 cups sugar
  • 4 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 4 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp cloves
  • 1/4 tsp ginger
  • 1/4 tsp nutmeg
  • 2 cups walnuts, chopped


  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees F. Grease 3 loaf pans that are 9x5-inch or 5+ smaller loaf pans.
  2. In a large bowl, sift together all dry ingredients.
  3. To dry ingredients, add eggs, water, vegetable oil, and pumpkin puree. Stir just until combined.
  4. Fold in chopped walnuts.
  5. Divide batter evenly into greased loaf pans. Bake uncovered for 1 hour or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.


  • Baking time is for a 9x5-inch loaf pan. Bake time will be different for a smaller loaf.
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 36 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 252Total Fat: 11gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 10gCholesterol: 26mgSodium: 184mgCarbohydrates: 36gFiber: 2gSugar: 23gProtein: 4g

Nutrition Information Provided For Educational and Informational Purposes Only.

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