Spiced Pumpkin Bread

There is no better smell filling our home than spiced pumpkin bread. At breakfast yesterday, my son asked if I’d make some and I thought: why not? Seriously, this is like manna from heaven.


  • 3 cups sugar
  • 1 cup vegetable oil
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1 16-oz can solid pack pumpkin
  • 3 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/2 tsp hazlenut extract
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1 tsp ground cloves
  • 1 tsp ground nutmeg
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 2 Tbsp ground golden flaxseed
  • 1/4-cup brown sugar (optional, for sprinkling on top)

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Butter and flour your pans (I like to make 6 muffins and 2 medium-sized loaves of bread). Beat together the sugar and oil in a large bowl to blend. Mix in eggs, pumpkin and your extracts. Sift in the dry ingredients (flour, cloves, cinnamon, nutmeg, baking soda, baking powder, salt) and blend well. I typically use a large whisk and mix it all by hand. My arm’s killing me by the time it’s done, but I enjoy the process.

Scoop the mixture by 1/3-cup measurements into the six muffin cups, and then divide the remaining batter into the two loaf pans. Sprinkle plain brown sugar on the top of the batter (streusel-style). Bake until your cake tester comes out clean when you insert it into the center … about an hour and a couple extra minutes. Transfer to racks and cool completely.


About beckymoore

I'm tall and buxom, highly educated and culturally savvy. I'm a world traveler, problem solver, crusader. Thankful for the love of reading I inherited from my mom, mother to a superbly cool kid, wife to the world’s most handsome man. A marathon runner, freelance photographer, faithful companion to Magnolia May the beagle, and a prolific reader and writer. And when you exit this page or close my books, I'll just be a fond memory.
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3 Responses to Spiced Pumpkin Bread

  1. Rita says:

    A favorite anytime of the year!

  2. beckymoore says:

    Very true, Rita. We do enjoy this year-round. Though, I learned a hard leseson last year: our local grocery stores only stock solid packed pumpkin in the fall. Over the summer, we were cursing the abundant cans of pumpkin pie filling. This year, I’m stocking up!

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