I’ve had a recipe written down on a scrap piece of paper, tucked into my recipe book for ages. I got it from a relative, with big promises of making it one day, and it never happened. While cruising Pinterest I saw a recipe for Pumpkin Spice Loaf and took it as a sign from The Great Pumpkin that it was time.
Truth be told, I’ve never made a loaf beyond banana bread. I guess it’s all the same in the end, no? In any case, with a new stand-mixer to test out, I had the perfect excuse to pull out this recipe and try it myself.
I could smack myself for waiting this long. Can you freeze pumpkin puree? Because I want to use the remainder of the can I opened to make another loaf tomorrow. And the day after that.
- 1 cup white sugar
- ½ cup dark brown sugar
- 2 large eggs
- ½ cup vegetable oil
- ⅓ cup water
- 1 cup pure pumpkin (not pie filling)
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 1-3/4 cup all-purpose flour
- 1 tsp baking soda
- ¼ tsp baking powder
- 1 tsp fresh grated ginger (ground ginger works too in a pinch)
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- ¼ tsp ground nutmeg
- ¼ tsp ground cloves
- ½ tsp salt
- Preheat oven to 350F. Lightly grease (or spray) 9x5 loaf pan.
- In large bowl, whisk together white and brown sugar, eggs, oil, water, pumpkin and vanilla until smooth.
- In medium bowl, whisk together the remaining ingredients.
- Stir dry ingredients into pumpkin mixture.
- Pour into prepared loaf pan and bake for 50-55 minutes (use a toothpick to test in the middle, if it comes out clean you're good!)
I will definitely be making this recipe!
i doing this right now
Pumpkin puree can be frozen – I do it in muffin cups for when I want it measured (each frozen “puck” is 1/2 cup), or ice cube trays for when I just want a little bit. I just picked up 4 sugar pumpkins today, thinking the puree might not even get to the freezing stage this time 😉
Oh good! Thanks for letting me know Wendy! I wondered if it might make it watery. GREAT idea freezing it in measured amounts!
looks so tasty!
Looks good, can’t go wrong with pumpkin!
I will have to try this recipe as it looks delicious!
Yum! I love pumpkin anything!
this looks so good i am going to try to make this love pumpkin
Oh, I love Carrot loaf, , so I’m sure I’ll love this! Printed and ingredients will be added to my grocery list! Thanks for sharing!
oh yummmmm! must make this weekend
I love baking with pumpkin and my family loves the results.
Looks delicious. Always been a fan of pumpkin spice. Paired with a Pumpkin Spice Latte, I will be a happy man.
Oh my I am going to have to try this out. It sounds so good
We love pumpkin in this house, may just have to make this today. Thanks for the recipe!
Sounds delish , will be trying this over Christmas , thanks for sharing ! 🙂
Love anything with pumpkin… I still have some frozen, maybe I’ll put it out for this…
I have to make this one. Pumpkin anything is my favorite!!!
I shouldnt be looking at this when Im so hungry lol looks so yummy
mmmm I can smell it baking.. I need me a slice of your Pumpkin Spice Loaf…
OMG, that looks awesome! I think it’s past lunch time for me! 🙂 Thanks for the recipe.
I would love to try that! Sounds delicious.
That looks delicious. And what a great first recipe to try out your new stand mixer. I’m not a big pumpkin pie fan (something about the texture), but love pumpkin in breads . So I’ll definitely give this recipe a try.
This sounds absolutely delicious! I can’t wait to try out this recipe.
This looks awesome – I am totally going to try this recipe. I love all the pumpkin flavours that come out this time of year
Love this recipe – definitely gonna make it again!
Can’t wait to try this, as well as changing it over to gluten free!
My comment…. can you ship me some of this!? lol
This looks like a great recipe and made much easier with using the mixer. Thank you for sharing.
Looks good-so healthy with the pumpkin!
i love the smell of pumpkin spice ,will be trying this recipe soon ,thanks for sharing
Wow it looks so good. I have never thought that we could make a loaf with pumpkin.
I love anything pumpkin so this looks awesome!
Wow!! That looks so good
Pumpkin Spice is my absolute favourite flavour of anything – I will definitely be adding this recipe to my collection! Thank you!
That looks so good, I have a pumpkin cookie recipe that I make in the fall months, this would be an awesome recipe to add to my fall baking list, thank you
The loaf looks good! Do you know if icing can go on top of that loaf or would it be too much?
Pumpkin is one of my favourite flavours so this would be a good way to enjoy it.
looks good but will need help in cooking this recipe but will try.
I would make this but my mom is the only person in our family that likes pumpkin. However, I did pin it to share with other friends in case any of them would like to try it.
I love anything pumpkin and this pumpkin loaf is just up my alley!!! Definately will be making this! So tasty and I also like adding walnuts to mine.
Looks so yummy@@@
I think my husband would like this but I don’t like spices in my bread
I like all the spices in there — would really accent the pumpkin. Loafs are so easy to freeze as well.
This looks so good and easy to make.
I bet this smells amazing while baking. My husband would want me to ice it. lol. Not a fan of pumpkin pie myself, but this bread looks good. Thanks for sharing.
Looks good! Will definitely be trying this recipe.
Your Pumpkin Spice Loaf looks delicious.
I will have to make this.
this looks and sounds tasty. I’ll have to try this very soon.
i love anything pumpkin and have never had pumpkin spice bread!! looks sooo good
…Please I couldn’t eat anymore…Well… Maybe one more piece !!!
Though I’m not a pumpkin fan, my hubby would really appreciate my baking this loaf. Thanks for the recipe.
I”ve always loved pumpkin loaves. I will try this one.
I bet it smells as good as it looks!!!
I bet its delicious and it looks great! Good Job and thanks for the recipe!
I looks delicious. Be some good with a little fresh cream.
Looks good! I have a pumpkin waiting to be cooked and pureed. This loaf would be the perfect thing to make.
I love anything made with pumpkin, thanks for the recipe.
This looks great and super moist!
That loaf sounds delicious! Thanks for sharing the recipe 🙂
OH MY GOSH! I love pumpkin loaf!!!! This looks so good I think I’m gonna have to make it like NOW!
My husband would love this! His favourite pie is pumpkin.
I’m debating about getting a stand mixer but also find $400 (app.) too much. thanks for the review and the loaf looks
I love anything pumpkin so I will definitely be trying this recipe out. Thanks for sharing
Yummy! Printing this one off!
this is the one i made few weeks ago, so yummy, i made 2, my man put icing & crushed pistachios on it,,, yum, thnx
This looks fantastic, I might be tempted to put on some cream cheese icing. Yum!
This looks wonderful! I will ass this loaf to my Christmas baskets!
Mmmm! Looks delicious! 🙂 I really love pumpkin loafs – and have never tried adding ginger to it!
This sounds delicious and when I try it out I will probably add some dark chocolate chips to the recipe.
Yummy. I love recipes with cloves …and pumpkin. Thanks for sharing.
I’m intimidated by the long list of ingredients, but it surely looks yummy!
I may try to make this loaf this week!
looks great, im not a pumpkin fan but the bf is, might have to try and tackle this one
Looks delicious. I will try recipe.
This sounds so yummy and moist!
I am going to make this.
Looks so delicious, I love pumpkin everything!!
This sounds delicious! Definitely going to try it!
Thanks for the recipe. I wish you could send us all a piece of this loaf 🙂
Gotta make this!
I have really started to like pumpkin recipes and would love to try this with the mixer. Yummy.
Absolutely you can freeze pumpkin! We grow lots in our garden every year and I freeze the puree by my favorite recipe measurements. I make a spiced pumpkin syrup (a butter, sort of) that I found on the internet (apparently it’s all the rage for lattes) and it goes wonderfully with this type of loaf (hot), a scoop of vanilla ice cream (and topped with the syrup!). Thanks for sharing!
I have never tried pumpkin loaf before but its sounds delicious! I especially love that you use pure pumpkin and not pie filling!
Looks super tasty, never tried pumpkin loaf
My kiddos and hubby would love it !
Going to try this recipe in the next few days, I love pumpkin loaf
Hooray for pumpkin any season
Pumpkins are one of my fav foods…this looks delicious!
I too need to venture beyond banana bread…I have always wanted to explore other loafs and this sounds yummy (i have always wanted to do a poppy seed loaf as well, once bought poppy seeds, didn’t make the recipe and the seeds all melded together!)
I haven’t tried this yet but I will If ever I have a mixer. All I know is how to make a banana bread because all I need is to mash the banana using a fork. My kitchen stuff is limited with the basic cooking stuff. Just got lucky to have an oven provided in our apartment.
My family is going to love this! Thank you so much for the recipe. I’m not a big pumpkin fan but they are!
This sounds delicious!
i’m not a pumpkin fan, but that looks delicious
Yummm!!! With fall around the corner, this is perfect to make! I’m a huge fan of pumpkin everything 🙂 Can’t wait to try it.
very interesting I may have to try this!
Mmmh, I want to make one of these right now. Yummy!