Pumpkin Bread with Raisins and Pecans


Orange juice adds a subtle zest to this moist and delicious pumpkin bread. You may choose to substitute dried cranberries or blueberries for the raisins and walnuts or other nuts for the pecans to add variety.

Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
30 mins
Total Time:
45 mins
2 medium loaves


  • 1 ½ cups all-purpose flour

  • 1 tablespoon baking soda

  • ½ tablespoon pumpkin pie spice, or more to taste

  • ¼ teaspoon baking powder

  • ½ teaspoon salt

  • cup raisins

  • cup chopped pecans

  • 1 cup white sugar

  • ¼ cup butter

  • 1 cup pumpkin puree

  • ¼ cup orange juice

  • 3 eggs

  • ½ teaspoon vanilla extract


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease and flour 2 loaf pans.

  2. Sift flour, baking soda, pumpkin pie spice, baking powder, and salt together in a large bowl. Toss raisins and pecans with 1 tablespoon of the flour mixture in a separate bowl.

  3. Beat sugar and butter together using an electric mixer in a mixing bowl until fluffy. Add pumpkin puree, orange juice, eggs, and vanilla extract; blend until well combined. Add flour mixture slowly and blend thoroughly. Fold in raisins and pecans.

  4. Pour batter evenly between the 2 prepared loaf pans.

  5. Bake in the preheated oven until firm and tops spring back lightly when pressed, 30 to 40 minutes. Remove from the oven and cool completely on racks before serving.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

262 Calories
9g Fat
42g Carbs
5g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 10
Calories 262
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 9g 12%
Saturated Fat 4g 19%
Cholesterol 61mg 20%
Sodium 592mg 26%
Total Carbohydrate 42g 15%
Dietary Fiber 2g 7%
Total Sugars 25g
Protein 5g
Vitamin C 4mg 22%
Calcium 33mg 3%
Iron 2mg 9%
Potassium 162mg 3%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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