This recipe has been in my family for generations. It's incredibly delicious with a wonderful spice flavor. Try to use coffee cans to bake them in - makes all the difference in the world! A wonderful Christmas gift.

Recipe Summary

prep:
15 mins
cook:
55 mins
total:
1 hr 10 mins
Servings:
36
Yield:
3 loaves
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Ingredients

36
Original recipe yields 36 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease and flour 3 - 1 pound coffee cans.

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  • Sift together the dry ingredients .

  • Combine the vegetable oil, water, canned pumpkin and eggs. Slowly add dry ingredients to egg mixture and mix until blended

  • Evenly distribute the batter between the coffee cans. Bake at 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) for 50-55 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in center comes out clean and top of bread is browned. Cool bread in coffee cans on a rack for 15 minutes. Remove bread from cans by running a knife around the inside and turning can upside down to dislodge bread (should slide right out!). Cool completely.

Nutrition Facts

167 calories; protein 1.9g 4% DV; carbohydrates 25.3g 8% DV; fat 6.8g 11% DV; cholesterol 20.7mg 7% DV; sodium 191.3mg 8% DV. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 4 stars
10/01/2003
This recipe is a winner and so is Allrecipes.com. At 8pm the night before Thanksgiving my mother asked me to bring pumpkin bread to dinner. I'm in the process of moving and my cookbooks are in storage. Mom that perennial source of recipes was busy making the rest of the meal. I logged on to Allrecipes.com and found this FABULOUS recipe. It was fast and easy to make looks beautiful (sorry - no coffee cans just traditional loaf tins) and tastes great! I had NO left-overs so have made this recipe again on Sunday. Thanks Leigh Paulin for sharing! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
03/08/2006
I would have used applesauce or butter instead of Oil. The bread looked wonderful but all I tasted was oil! Read More
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77 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 54
  • 4 star values: 21
  • 3 star values: 2
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 4 stars
10/01/2003
This recipe is a winner and so is Allrecipes.com. At 8pm the night before Thanksgiving my mother asked me to bring pumpkin bread to dinner. I'm in the process of moving and my cookbooks are in storage. Mom that perennial source of recipes was busy making the rest of the meal. I logged on to Allrecipes.com and found this FABULOUS recipe. It was fast and easy to make looks beautiful (sorry - no coffee cans just traditional loaf tins) and tastes great! I had NO left-overs so have made this recipe again on Sunday. Thanks Leigh Paulin for sharing! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
04/11/2003
This Pumpkin bread recipie is great! I used regular loaf pans and also added 1 tsp. of ground cloves. I only wish it would have called for chopped nuts. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/11/2003
this bread is ridiculously delicious! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
08/05/2003
Overall a great recipe. I felt something was missing so I added one teaspoon of cloves and it turned out great. I also chose not to use coffee cans and used a regular loaf pan instead. My friends and co-workers loved it and have offered to pay me to bake it for them for the holidays. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/11/2003
We had a morning graduation in our family and I had everyone for brunch following the graduation. Made the pumpkin bread in the coffee cans and it looked so festive sliced with different cream cheeses on the side--was a hit with everyone. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/11/2003
I have made this twice already and really enjoy it. It has a great flavor. Next time I might try adding some chopped nuts. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/11/2003
This recipe was EXCELLENT!!!! This is definetly a make again must. Very moist and delicious... Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/11/2003
We love this recipe. I have now made 15 loaves for family and friends for Christmas. It was a huge success at Thanksgiving as well. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
04/11/2003
was very easy and quick... Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
03/08/2006
I would have used applesauce or butter instead of Oil. The bread looked wonderful but all I tasted was oil! Read More
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