This quick bread recipe tastes like pumpkin pie. Tastes best when served the next day.

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Ingredients

24
Original recipe yields 24 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 two 9x5 inch loaf pans. Sift together the flour, baking soda, baking powder, salt, and pumpkin pie spice. Set aside.

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  • In a large bowl, beat together sugar, oil, eggs, and pumpkin. Stir in flour mixture alternately with water. Divide batter evenly between the prepared pans.

  • Bake in the preheated oven for 60 to 70 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean. For best flavor, store wrapped in plastic wrap at room temperature for a full day before serving.

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Reynolds® Aluminum foil can be used to keep food moist, cook it evenly, and make clean-up easier.

Nutrition Facts

263 calories; 10.3 g total fat; 31 mg cholesterol; 277 mg sodium. 40.6 g carbohydrates; 3.1 g protein; Full Nutrition

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Rating: 5 stars
08/13/2007
STOP! Before you add a whole cup of super fattening oil....use a cup or more of unsweetened applesauce. I rate this 5 stars! I did the applesauce substitution and also used whole wheat pastry flour. I also cut the sugar down to 2 cups (I used cane juice) and dang if these healthier adjustments didn't make it moist and fabulously better for you! I can never justify adding over a 1/4 c. oil to anything baked. The kids loved it. The dogs loved it. And most importantly I loved it! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
06/14/2010
I made this just as the recipe directed and my review is based on doing just that with no changes. I found this to be moist (but really how often do you come across a dry pumpkin bread especially with a cup of oil?) pretty and with the compact but tender crumb you'd expect. It also had a deep pumpkin color. Choosing this recipe was merely for the reason that it called for less spice than I'm used to and no nuts or raisins. I wanted to try something different. Unfortunately pretty loaf as it is a loaf that admittedly turns out perfectly it is only mildly pumpkin flavored and only mildly spiced. In a word it's basically kind of blah. Moist beautiful but blah. Amp up the spices or add raisins craisins nuts or SOMETHING and this could easily be improved to at least 4-star quality. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/13/2007
STOP! Before you add a whole cup of super fattening oil....use a cup or more of unsweetened applesauce. I rate this 5 stars! I did the applesauce substitution and also used whole wheat pastry flour. I also cut the sugar down to 2 cups (I used cane juice) and dang if these healthier adjustments didn't make it moist and fabulously better for you! I can never justify adding over a 1/4 c. oil to anything baked. The kids loved it. The dogs loved it. And most importantly I loved it! Read More
(757)
Rating: 5 stars
08/13/2007
STOP! Before you add a whole cup of super fattening oil....use a cup or more of unsweetened applesauce. I rate this 5 stars! I did the applesauce substitution and also used whole wheat pastry flour. I also cut the sugar down to 2 cups (I used cane juice) and dang if these healthier adjustments didn't make it moist and fabulously better for you! I can never justify adding over a 1/4 c. oil to anything baked. The kids loved it. The dogs loved it. And most importantly I loved it! Read More
(757)
Rating: 4 stars
04/28/2007
The bread turned out great. I ended up having to bake it at a lower temp for a little longer because it was getting burned on the outside and still raw on the inside. A tip for those who don't have pumpkin pie spice you can make your own that works just great for this recipe. 3 tsp of pumpkin pie spice = 1.5 tsp cinnamon 3/8 tsp allspice (or cloves) 3/4 tsp ground ginger and 3/8 tsp nutmeg. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/16/2003
This recipe is delicious! I used 5.75" X 3.25" pans (for gifts). The recipe made 6 gift loaves and they were a HUGE hit! For the smaller pans I baked them for 20 minutes then covered them with foil and baked another 20-25 mintues. YUM! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
11/03/2007
This was pretty good pumpkin bread though I think it needs more spices. I combined the recommendations of others and used 1/2 whole wheat flour and 1/2 white flour. I also used 2 cups white sugar and 1 cup brown sugar and 1/2 cup applesauce and 1/2 cup oil. It made two loaves(8.5X4.5 pans) plus 6 muffins. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
06/14/2010
I made this just as the recipe directed and my review is based on doing just that with no changes. I found this to be moist (but really how often do you come across a dry pumpkin bread especially with a cup of oil?) pretty and with the compact but tender crumb you'd expect. It also had a deep pumpkin color. Choosing this recipe was merely for the reason that it called for less spice than I'm used to and no nuts or raisins. I wanted to try something different. Unfortunately pretty loaf as it is a loaf that admittedly turns out perfectly it is only mildly pumpkin flavored and only mildly spiced. In a word it's basically kind of blah. Moist beautiful but blah. Amp up the spices or add raisins craisins nuts or SOMETHING and this could easily be improved to at least 4-star quality. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/11/2003
this was my first time making homemade bread & it was great! i would definitely recommend this easy recipe. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
12/16/2003
I felt it needed a little more pumpkin flavor but the texture was wonderful and stayed moist. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/11/2003
my son who is 15 made this recipie for his foods class. They all loved it and he said it was really fast and easy. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/26/2007
The plan was to give one loaf away and keep one for our family...we ate it all and figured it was a good thing we never told the neighbors about it. Read More
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