Pumpkin Loaves – Perfectly Spiced Pumpkin Bread

Pumpkin loaves are the perfect quick bread to make during the fall. This pumpkin bread is moist and perfectly spiced. Great for breakfast or a snack with a cup for coffee or tea.
a loaf of homemade pumpkin bread

Perfectly Pumpkin Spiced Bread

Pumpkin loaves are the perfect treat for the fall. This perfectly spiced pumpkin bread is a classic recipe from my grandmother. Unlike many other pumpkin bread recipes, this one is spiced a bit more than others.

It is hard to resist a slice of this warm hot bread with a bit of butter. Best of all this recipe makes two loaves so you have one to share!

What are homemade pumpkin loaves made of?

Looking for an easy recipe to make? You couldn’t find an easier recipe to make. The flavor from this bread comes from canned pumpkin, but it also contains a perfect balance of spices.

This recipe contains cloves, cinnamon, and nutmeg. You could use pumpkin spice if you have it on hand. I really find this blend to rich, and just perfect.

How to make homemade pumpkin loves.

Begin by sifting together the dry ingredients. By sifting together the flour and the spices, the flour is aerated perfectly, and the spices blend in nicely.

shifting flour cloves, nutmeg and cinnamon together

You will then cream together the butter and the sugar. Once the butter and sugar have been combined, you will mix in the eggs one at a time.

adding an egg to butter and sugar that have been creamed together

You will then add in the canned pumpkin to the mix, and combine well. Then you will begin to slowly add the seasoned flour.

adding flour to the pumpkin batter

After the flour is combined, pour into two loaf pans, and bake for about 1 hour.

pumpkin batter in pan

I hope you enjoy my Grandmother’s favorite pumpkin loaves, enjoy a perfectly spiced pumpkin bread warm out of the oven.

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a loaf of homemade pumpkin bread

Pumpkin Loaves

Pumpkin bread loves are a perfect way to enjoy the flavors of fall any time of the year. 
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Course: Breads
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Pumpkin Bread, Pumpkin loaves, Pumpkin Recipes
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour
Total Time: 1 hour 10 minutes
Servings: 10
Calories: 384kcal


  • 2 cups all purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 3/4 cup butter
  • 15 ounces pumpkin puree


  • Lightly grease two loaf pans and preheat the oven to 325 degrees. Sift flour with salt, baking powder, soda, and spices; set aside. In a large bowl of an electric mixer on medium speed, beat sugar with butter just until blended.
  • Add eggs one at a time, beating well after light and fluffy. Beat in pumpkin. At low speed beat in flour mixture until combined. Turn batter into greased pans, dividing evenly. Bake 1 hour, or until a cake tester comes out clean. Let cool in pans 10 minutes. Turn out onto wire racks to cool completely.


This recipe is from the archives of Ethel Eynard, my grandmother.  Jefferson City, MO.  1975.


Calories: 384kcal | Carbohydrates: 63g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 14g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Cholesterol: 36mg | Sodium: 351mg | Potassium: 138mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 41g | Vitamin A: 7045IU | Vitamin C: 1.8mg | Calcium: 31mg | Iron: 1.8mg

About Stephanie Manley

I recreate your favorite restaurant recipes, so you can prepare these dishes at home. I help you cook dinner, and serve up dishes you know your family will love. You can find most of the ingredients for all of the recipes in your local grocery store.

Stephanie is the author of CopyKat.com's Dining Out in the Home, and CopyKat.com's Dining Out in the Home 2.

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  1. Keri

    what size loaves are these, or what size pans do i need to use? also, do you have a recipe for the icing thats in the picture? thanks

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