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Pumpkin Bread II from the Wikibooks Cookbook—original source of recipe, licensed under the GNU Free Documentation License

  • Cook Time: 1 hour
  • Serves: 16


  • 4 eggs
  • 1 cups canola oil
  • 1 (15-ounce) can pumpkin purée
  • 3 cups sugar
  • 3½ cups flour
  • 1½ teaspoons baking soda
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 2 teaspoons ground allspice
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1½ teaspoons nutmeg
  • 2 tablespoon raw pumpkin seeds, for garnish


  1. Preheat oven to 375°F.
  2. Butter and lightly flour 2 medium loaf pans (8½ by 4½ by 2½ inches).
  3. Using a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, combine eggs, oil, pumpkin and sugar until smooth.
  4. In a separate bowl, combine the flour, soda, salt, allspice, cinnamon and nutmeg.
  5. With the machine on low speed, add the flour mixture to the pumpkin mixture in ¼-cup increments.
  6. Scrape down the side of the bowl and mix for another 30 seconds or so, until all ingredients are well-combined.
  7. Divide the mixture equally between the 2 loaf pans.
  8. Sprinkle the top of each loaf with 1 tablespoon pumpkin seeds.
  9. Bake 40 to 45 minutes until a tester inserted into the center of each loaf comes out clean.
  10. Allow loaves to cool in the pans for 5 to 10 minutes before unmolding, then allow loaves to cool on a wire rack to room temperature before cutting or wrapping.