Healthy Women Image

HealthyWomen Editors

The editorial team and staff of HealthyWomen.

Full Bio
Pumpkin Bread

Pumpkin Bread

Nutrition & Movement

Try a slice of pumpkin bread for a fall breakfast or dessert! Pumpkin makes everything a little healthier with its megadoses of vitamins and potassium.

Prep Time: 20 Min
Cook Time: 1 Min
Cooling Time: 30 Min
Ready In: 1 Hr 50 Min


  • 3 1/2 cups flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 1 1/2 to 2 teaspoons cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon ground cloves
  • Dash of nutmeg, if desired
  • 2/3 cup milk
  • 3 teaspoons vanilla
  • 2 2/3 cups sugar
  • 2/3 cup butter or margarine, softened
  • 4 eggs
  • 2 cups pumpkin


  1. Mix and set aside the flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, cloves and nutmeg (if desired).
  2. In a separate small bowl, mix and set aside the milk and vanilla.
  3. In a large bowl, mix the sugar, butter or margarine and eggs. Beat until light and fluffy.
  4. In the large bowl, add the pumpkin and then add half of the dry mix and half of the wet mix. Stir. Repeat and mix all together.
  5. Pour into a lightly greased loaf pan and bake for 1 hour at 350 degrees or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
  6. Remove from oven and allow bread to cool in the pans for about 10 minutes. Then unmold onto a wire rack and cool to room temperature before cutting or wrapping.

This recipe is courtesy of

You might be interested in