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Slices of classic pumpkin bread on a square white plate

Classic Pumpkin Bread

5 from 14 reviews

A classic pumpkin bread recipe that’s always a hit!



  1. Preheat oven to 350ยบ. Grease one standard loaf pan, approximately 9 x 5-inches. I also put a rectangle of parchment on the bottom of the pan and grease that as well.
  2. Combine sugar and oil. Add rest of ingredients in order.
  3. Bake large pan 1 hour-1 hour 15 minutes or two smaller pans for 40-50 minutes. Check the center of the loaf with a toothpick. It should come out clean after inserting when the loaf is done.


Note that a can of pumpkin is typically 15 ounces and not enough to make a double batch. I’ve tried doubling with 15 ounces instead of 2 cups or 16 ounces, and it’s just not as tasty!

I often triple this recipe and feed the extra pumpkin to Lambeau, our yellow lab, who loves hearing the sound of cans opening in the kitchen!