This is the absolute BEST (and most simple) pumpkin bread recipe that I have ever made. The secret – knowing how to keep the moisture in the bread and not allowing it to evaporate during and after the cooking process.

There is nothing worse than anticipating taking a bite of freshly baked pumpkin bread and sinking your teeth into nothing but a dry and crumbly mess. You will not find that with this recipe.  In fact, just the opposite. It has stood the test of time as it has been passed down through many generations and exceeds all expectations as compared to every other recipe that I have tried.

Wrapping the bread in foil shortly after it is taken out of the oven is the secret to keeping it moist
Wrapping the bread in foil shortly after it is taken out of the oven is the secret to keeping it moist

The secret to keeping the bread moist is something you will find very familiar if you ever have grilled meat. After removing the meat from the heat, one of the most important things that you do (or should do) is to allow it to rest under tented foil (or something similar).   So following the same basic philosophy, we have found the secret to having that moist and delicious taste that you desire in your pumpkin bread.  After the bread comes out of oven, let it rest briefly before removing it from the pan, and then immediately, while still warm, wrap it in foil to allow the moisture to remain in the bread.  It is as simple as that.  The key – allow the bread to cool completely before removing it from the foil.  Yes, difficult to do because I know you want to sneak a bite of that fresh out of the oven goodness, but your patience will be well worth it!

Pumpkin Bread Recipe

The dry ingredients ready to be mixed.
The dry ingredients ready to be mixed.
Mix together pumpkin puree, egg, oil and water.
Mix together pumpkin puree, egg, oil and water.
Slowly add the dry ingredients and mix until combined.
Slowly add the dry ingredients and mix until combined.
Spread batter into a greased 9x4 loaf pan.
Spread batter into a greased 9×4 loaf pan.
The best pumpkin bread that you will ever make!
The best pumpkin bread that you will ever make!

Ingredients:
½ cup granulated sugar
½ cup packed brown sugar
1 cup + 1½ Tbsp all-purpose flour
¾ tsp baking soda
½ tsp baking powder
½ tsp salt
½ tsp cinnamon
½ tsp pumpkin spice
1 large egg
¾ cup pumpkin puree
⅓ cup oil
⅓ cup water

Instructions:

pre-heat oven to 350 degree F

  1. In a large bowl, combine white sugar, brown sugar, flour, baking soda, baking powder, salt, cinnamon and pumpkin spice.
  2. In another bowl, combine egg, pumpkin puree, oil and water.
  3. Add dry ingredients to wet ingredients. Mix until combined.
  4. Grease one large loaf pan (9×4) and pour the batter into it.
  5. Bake at 350 F for 45-60 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the middle comes out clean.

**  Let cool in the pan for about 5 minutes. Take out of the pan and wrap in aluminum foil. Let it cool off completely wrapped in the foil.

Enjoy!

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Mary and Jim



Moist and Delicious Pumpkin Bread
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Ingredients
  1. ½ cup granulated sugar
  2. ½ cup packed brown sugar
  3. 1 cup + 1½ Tbsp all-purpose flour
  4. ¾ tsp baking soda
  5. ½ tsp baking powder
  6. ½ tsp salt
  7. ½ tsp cinnamon
  8. ½ tsp pumpkin spice
  9. 1 large egg
  10. ¾ cup pumpkin puree
  11. ⅓ cup oil
  12. ⅓ cup water
Instructions
  1. pre-heat oven to 350 degree F
  2. In a large bowl, combine white sugar, brown sugar, flour, baking soda, baking powder, salt, cinnamon and pumpkin spice.
  3. In another bowl, combine egg, pumpkin puree, oil and water.
  4. Add dry ingredients to wet ingredients. Mix until combined.
  5. Grease one large loaf pan (9x4) and pour the batter into it.
  6. Bake at 350 F for 45-60 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the middle comes out clean.
  7. Let cool in the pan for about 5 minutes. Take out of the pan and wrap in aluminum foil. Let it cool off completely wrapped in the foil.
Notes
  1. Recipe courtesy of Old World Garden Farms
Old World Garden Farms http://oldworldgardenfarms.com/

 

4 thoughts on “Moist and Delicious Pumpkin Bread Recipe

  • October 22, 2015 at 11:42 pm
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    This is the best pumpkin bread recipe! It gets everything right! I’ve been struggling to find my go-to banana and pumpkin bread recipes for about 10 years, trying lots of different ones that were always good but not spectacular. Then I found your super moist banana bread a couple years ago and was in heaven. When I saw the posting for this pumpkin bread recipe, I got so excited…maybe I’d finally find my go-to “family” recipe. Sure enough it’s a WINNER. My 7 year old took one bite and said, “mommy, you better make more of this right away because it’s going to be gone fast!” That says it all!

    Thank you!!

  • October 15, 2015 at 3:24 pm
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    Only some nuts would make this better!

  • October 15, 2015 at 7:49 am
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    Should you spray the foil before wrapping the bread so it won’t stick to the foil? Ellen from Georgia.

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