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This is an all time, excellent, every time recipe. It is very simple, and so well loved by many. I make these for family, friends, school functions, work functions, for gifts etc. It has always been raved about - even by kids! I recommend bringing this to your Thanksgiving function; you will be thanked many times for this delicious taste treat. This is a large quantity, but you will end up making this size batch more than once. You can also make muffins and small loaves using this recipe; bake for 30 to 35 minutes.

Recipe Summary

15 mins
1 hr
1 hr 15 mins
3 - 9x5 inch loaves


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


Instructions Checklist
  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease and flour three 9x5 inch loaf pans.

  • In a large bowl, mix together the pumpkin, oil, sugar, and eggs. Combine the flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, nutmeg, and cloves; stir into the pumpkin mixture until well blended. Divide the batter evenly between the prepared pans.

  • Bake in preheated oven for 45 minutes to 1 hour. The top of the loaf should spring back when lightly pressed.


Add raisins, mini chocolate chips (the best), pecans, or walnuts.

Nutrition Facts

247 calories; protein 3g; carbohydrates 36.8g; fat 10.3g; cholesterol 31mg; sodium 231.1mg. Full Nutrition