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Slices of Easy Pumpkin Bread on a metal cake stand.

Easy Pumpkin Bread

  • Author: Julie
  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Cook Time: 75 minutes
  • Total Time: 1 hour 35 minutes
  • Yield: 10 slices

Ingredients

  • 1 2/3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/3 cup brown sugar, packed
  • 1 cup vegetable oil
  • 3 eggs, beaten
  • 1 cup pumpkin puree
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 teaspoons granulated sugar (for sprinkling on top)

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees.
  2. Grease a 9 by 5 inch loaf pan, and line with parchment paper if desired (for easy removal later)
  3. In a large bowl, mix flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, nutmeg and cloves.
  4. In another bowl, whisk together sugars, oil, eggs, pumpkin puree, and vanilla until smooth.
  5. Add the wet ingredients into the dry flour mixture and stir by hand until incorporated.  Do not over-mix.
  6. Pour the batter into the prepared pan and sprinkle 2 teaspoons of sugar evenly over the top.
  7. Bake for 70-75 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.
  8. Allow to cool in the pan for 20 minutes, then run a knife around the edges and turn the loaf out onto a cooling rack.  Cool completely and then store in an airtight container.