Smith Family Favorite Pumpkin Bread

Kara M.
I don't know the origin of this recipe but my mom would make it every Thanksgiving and Christmas. It's a family favorite that my sisters and I continue making every year for our own families."
Course Dessert


  • 3 cups sugar
  • 1 cup vegetable oil
  • 4 eggs beaten
  • 1 can pumpkin
  • cups water
  • 3.5 cups flour
  • 2 tsps baking soda
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 2 tsps salt
  • 1 tsp nutmeg
  • 1 tsp allspice
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • ½ tsp ground cloves


  • Cream sugar and oil together. Add eggs and pumpkin. Mix well.
  • In a separate bowl, sift together dry ingredients.
  • Slowly add dry ingredients to pumpkin mixture, alternating with water, mixing in between.
  • Pour into two well greased and floured 9x5 loaf pans.
  • Bake at 350 degrees for about an hour until the middle is fully baked (time seems to vary so I start checking it around 45 minutes).
  • Let stand for 10 minutes. Remove from pans and let cool.
  • Makes 2 loaves

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