Pumpkin Bread


For  Single recipe    (Makes 1 loaf)

Ingredients To Be Creamed:



Dry Ingredients:

Moist Ingredients:

Optional nuts and raisins:


  1. Generously grease standard loaf pan(s); set aside.
  2. Preheat oven to 350°.
  3. Cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy in texture.
  4. Beat in eggs.
  5. Mix in pumpkin puree.
  6. Mix together dry ingredients in a medium bowl; set aside.
  7. In a small bowl mix together buttermilk and vanilla; set aside.
  8. Mix on low speed dry ingredients alternately with buttermilk; scraping sides as needed. Turn mixer up to medium-high and beat until batter is smooth; 30 seconds to 1 minute.
  9. On medium speed mix in optional nuts and raisins.
  10. Pour batter into loaf pan(s).
  11. Bake for 50 to 60 minutes.
  12. Bread is done when a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
  13. Remove from oven and cool on racks.
  14. Turn out and serve or wrap in foil and refrigerate or freeze.


Click on the following links for a variety of sweet breads featured in this cookbook: chocolate sweet bread, cranberry orange sweet bread, apple buttermilk sweet bread, banana bread, or lemon bread.

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Recipe adapted from Joy of Cooking, by Irma S. Rombauer, Marion Rombauer Becker, and Ethan Becker. New York: Scribner (1997).