Tried & True Tuesday: Classic Pumpkin Bread

. I'm letting you in on a little secret.  A family secret, actually.  Okay, Robbie's family secret.  But a great secret nonetheless!

Mmhmm, you guessed it!  The Knight's family recipe for Classic Pumpkin Bread.

gobbled down tasted this perfectly composed bread the very first time I was ever introduced to Robbie's relatives.  His aunt obviously knew the way to my heart [but aren't I the one who was supposed to impress them?].  Anyways, the moment we stepped in the house I was handed a dainty white plate with a serious-looking piece of this Pumpkin Bread, topped with a dollop of whipped cream.  Now I'll be at honest, at the time I wasn't a huge Pumpkin Bread fan.  Don't ask why, because I still don't know what I was thinking.  But from the very first bite, this Pumpkin Bread stole my heart.

So consider yourself lucky that I was given permission to share this recipe with you all.  It yields three loaves, so you can precede to share the love with everyone you know! .

My Notes:
  • To add a little variation, you can also add in 1 cup of chocolate chips or raisins [or 1/2 cup of both!].  
  • I don't know about you, but I definitely only have one loaf pan.  Since I'm guessing most don't have three, don't worry about leaving the batter out while the others loaves bake.  Just make sure to cover the bowl so nothing gets in it.
  • Like banana bread, this loaf is best a day or two later when all of the flavors have time to come together.  So don't worry about making this ahead of schedule!
From Mrs. Knight's Kitchen ☺

3 c. sugar
1 c. vegetable oil
4 eggs
1 (15 oz.) can pumpkin puree
2/3 c. water
1-1/2 tsp. salt
1 tsp. cinnamon
1 tsp. nutmeg
3-1/3 c. all purpose flour
2 tsp. baking soda

  1. Heat oven to 350°F.  Lightly grease three 9x5-inch loaf pans.
  2. Combine all of the ingredients in a large bowl and mix well.
  3. Divide batter evenly among prepared pans.
  4. Bake 1 hour or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean.
Yield: 3 loaves


  1. Pumpkin bread-- mmm! Sounds like you have a family that knows the way to your heart:) Best!

  2. Looks delicious! My family loves pumpkin bread :)

  3. I went to the store today to buy pumpkin, but there was none to be found... :( Now I really need to find some so I can make this!

  4. Yum! I’ve never made pumpkin bread before, and this looks like it would be a great start. Thanks for sharing!

  5. @Nicole-The Galley Gourmet I know, they must have talked before I showed up ;)

    @Lisa @ Flour Me With Love I think they'll really love this one, too. I'd love to hear if you try out!

    @Taste and Tell Oh wow, I thought I heard the pumpkin shortage was over?! ;) I'd love to hear your opinion about this recipe if you do test it out!

    @Leslie It's definitely a fabulous bread, but I also love the variations of pumpkin bread you can make as well. Have fun!

  6. This would be great with some cinnamon butter. Perfect for a fall breakfast. Thanks for sharing on Sweet Indulgences Sunday.

  7. Looks delish.

    We'd love you to share your recipes with us at
    Simply Delish Saturday

  8. I made this recipe for Thanksgiving dinner, was an absolute hit to say the least. I printed this recipe off and put it in my classic recipe collection to use as my pumpkin pie go-to recipe. The crust turned out perfect as well as the filling. Would definitely recommend.


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