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Pumpkin Bread | Olives-n-Okra

Old Fashion Pumpkin Bread Recipe

Prep Time 30 mins
Cook Time 50 mins
Total Time 1 hr 20 mins
Servings 24
Calories 259 kcal


  • 3 cups granulated sugar
  • 1 cup vegetable oil
  • 2 cups fresh pumpkin puree
  • 4 eggs slightly beaten
  • 3 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 1 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1/2 cup water


  • To make the pumpkin puree: Cut pumpkin in half with a serrated knife, and clean out seeds and stringy insides. Slice each half into quarters. Place pumpkin slices in a large pot with a steamer basket, and add about 1-inch of water to the pot. Cover, and increase heat until steam begins. Reduce heat to low, and keep pot covered. Steam for about 15-20 minutes, or until pumpkin is soft. Scoop out soft pumpkin with a spoon or scoop. Puree pumpkin with a hand blender until smooth. Cool at room temperature.
  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Coat two 9x5" loaf pans with baking spray.
  • Stir together sugar, oil, eggs, and pumpkin.
  • In a separate bowl, whisk together dry ingredients. Mix the pumpkin mixture with the dry, adding 1/2 cup water a little at a time. Pour into prepared pans.
  • Bake for 45-55 minutes in preheated oven, or until toothpick insert in center comes out clean.


Serving: 86gCalories: 259kcalCarbohydrates: 40.9gProtein: 3gFat: 10.1gSaturated Fat: 2.1gCholesterol: 27mgSodium: 310mgFiber: 1.2gSugar: 25.8g
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