Simply Perfect Pumpkin Bread: Two Ways

Simply Perfect Easy Pumpkin Bread

Course: Snack
Cuisine: American
Keyword: easy pumpkin bread recipe, Libby's pumpkin bread recipe, moist pumpkin bread recipe
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 35 minutes
Total Time: 45 minutes
Servings: 16 servings
Energy: 289 kcal
Author: Jennifer

This easy batter mixes up in one bowl. Makes 2 loaves. You'll need two 9x5 loaf pans. Enjoy plain or add in some raisins, dried cranberries, nuts and/or chocolate chips.

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Ingredients

  • 3 1/2 cups all purpose flour
  • 1/4 tsp baking powder
  • 2 tsp baking soda
  • 1 1/2 tsp table salt
  • 1 tsp cinnamon *see Notes
  • 1 tsp nutmeg *see Notes
  • 1 tsp cloves *see Notes
  • 1 1/2 cup white granulated sugar
  • 1 1/2 cup packed light brown sugar
  • 1 cup vegetable, canola or other neutral oil
  • 2 cup canned pumpkin puree
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 cup raisins or dried cranberries OPTIONAL
  • 1 cup walnuts or pecans OPTIONAL

Instructions

  1. Grease two 9x5-inch loaf pans and set aside.
  2. Preheat oven to 350F.
  3. In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, nutmeg and cloves. Add the white and brown sugar and and mix well to combine. Add the oil and pumpkin and stir until well combined. Add eggs one at a time, blending/whisking thoroughly after each addition, until batter is smooth. Stir in any add-ins you are using (raisins, dried cranberries, nuts or chocolate chips - up to 2 cups total).
  4. Pour into your two prepared loaf pans, dividing it evenly between the two pans.
  5. Bake at 350F for 50-60 minutes, or until tester inserted in the middle comes out clean. Let cool in pans for 5 minutes, then remove from pans and cool completely on a cooling rack.

Recipe Notes

Tweak the spicing to your tastes! I am not a huge fan of cloves, so I just add a pinch. If you are clove lover, add up to 1 tsp. I sometimes only add 1/2 tsp nutmeg, depending on how spicy I'm wanting the bread. If you are spicy pumpkin bread lover, add a heaping tsp of each of the 3 spices.