Pumpkin Bread

Don’t you dare use canned pumpkin for this bread! If you can’t find sugar pumpkins, use butternut squash instead.

Serves: 10Hands-on: 10 minutesTotal: 1 hour 10 minutesDifficulty: Easy

Serves: 10


  • 2 cups cooked puréed pumpkin
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1⁄2 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 large egg
  • 2 1⁄2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1⁄2 tsp. salt
  • 1⁄2 tsp. ground cinnamon
  • 1⁄2 tsp. ground cloves
  • 1⁄4 tsp. ground nutmeg
  • 2 tsp. baking soda
  • 1 cup chopped pecans


  • Preheat oven to 350°F. Spray a loaf pan with nonstick cooking spray.
  • In a large bowl, combine pumpkin, granulated sugar, brown sugar, oil, and egg. Mix well.
  • In a medium bowl, combine flour, salt, cinnamon, cloves, nutmeg, and baking soda. Mix well. Add to pumpkin mixture. Stir in nuts. Pour into prepared pan.
  • Bake for 1 hour. Test periodically by inserting a toothpick into the center of the loaf; when the toothpick comes out clean, the bread is done.