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Easy Fall Pumpkin Bread

An easy pumpkin bread recipe to make at home (even during a pandemic)!


  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup light brown sugar
  • 1 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoons pumpkin pie spice
  • 3/4 cup canned pumpkin puree*
  • 2 large eggs beaten
  • 1/2 cup flavorless oil
  • 1/3 cup water
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla


  • Preheat the oven to 350, and spray a 9x5" bread loaf pan with cooking spray. Ensure a rack is in the center position of the oven.
  • In a large bowl, whisk together the sugars, flour, baking soda, salt, and pumpkin pie spice.
  • Make a hole in the center of the mixture, and add all remaining ingredients: pumpkin, eggs, oil, water and vanilla.
  • Stir everything together very well, but try not to over-mix.
  • Scrape the batter into the pan, and place in the oven. Bake for 60 minutes, and then test the center of the bread for wetness with a long toothpick. If the toothpick comes out clean, the bread is done. If not, add another 5 minutes of baking time and test again. Ensure the bread is fully done before you remove it from the oven or it will sink as it cools!


*Be sure to buy canned pumpkin puree, not pumpkin pie filling.
Also, flavorless oil can be: vegetable oil, canola oil, grapeseed oil, or avocado oil. Anything that won't impart flavor to the bread.
Recipe Courtesy of www.dessertfortwo.com/