Recipe Tuesday

I don’t know about you but I love Pumpkin Bread. I don’t like Pumpkin pies, but I love Pumpkin bread. The university where I work makes a yummy recipe of it and I wish I knew what their ingredients were. But here is one comparable.


  • 3 1/2 c. all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 tsp. baking powder
  • 2 tsp. baking soda
  • 1 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1 tsp. each nutmeg, cloves, cinnamon
  • 1 1/2 c. each granulated sugar and packed brown sugar
  • 1 c. oil
  • 2 c. canned pumpkin
  • 4 eggs

Preheat over 350°. Grease and flour 2 – 9 1/2 x 5 1/4-inch loaf pans.

Sift together flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt and spices. Add the sugars, mixing well.

Mix dry ingredients with the oil and pumpkin, stirring until well combined.

Add eggs, one at a time, blending thoroughly.

Bake  for 50 to 60 minutes or until tester comes out clean. Cool for 5 minutes. Remove from pans. Place on wire rack to cool.

4 thoughts on “Recipe Tuesday

  1. That’s too funny, I like pumpkin pie, but not pumpkin bread. I do sometimes made breads for gifts, I love the way they smell, so I may have to make this for Thanksgiving!

  2. In 1999, the Knoxville News-Sentinel ran a recipe for what they called “UT Pumpkin Bread.” The main difference I see in your recipe and the one they ran is that their recipe used 3 cups of white sugar rather than 1 and a half of white and 1 and a half of brown. The 1999 recipe also called for just 1/2 teaspoon cloves but 1 t. allspice, 1/2 t. vanilla, and 2/3 cup water. I’ve made it several times and it is really, really good.

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