The Perfect Pumpkin Bread


Terryn Drieling is a wife and mom who’s used to feeding many mouths, and she nailed it with this recipe! In her words:

“I am pretty sure it is a scientific fact that fall has a flavor. That flavor is pumpkin and/or pumpkin spice. This pumpkin bread is a combination of the two – the perfect combination, in my humble opinion. And don’t even get me started on the texture. It too is perfect – like cake, but with a slightly crisp exterior.

In addition to having the perfect taste and texture, this delightful little quick bread is a fan favorite among husbands, and especially, children. Thus, confirming its title as The Perfect Pumpkin Bread. But, don’t take my word for it – go ahead and try some.”

The Perfect Pumpkin Bread

Prep Time: 30 minutes

Cook Time: 55 minutes

Total Time: 1 hour 25 minutes


3 1/3 cups flour

2 teaspoons baking soda

1 1/2 teaspoon salt

1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

1 teaspoon ground nutmeg

1/4 teaspoon ground cloves

3 cups sugar

1 cup real butter, melted (because life is too short for subsitutes)

4 eggs

2/3 cup water

1-15 ounce can pumpkin puree


Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.

  1. Grease loaf pans. I dust the greased loaf pans lightly with a little sugar and cinnamon, but that is totally optional.*

  2. Whisk together flour, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, nutmeg, and cloves. Set aside.

  3. In a large mixing bowl beat the butter and sugar, using an electric mixer on medium. Add the eggs and continue to beat until combined.

  4. Alternately stir the four mixture and the water into the butter mixture, using a wooden spoon or rubber scraper. Add the pumpkin puree and stir until the batter is completely combined.

  5. Pour batter into prepared loaf pans and bake for 55 minutes, or until a cake tester comes out clean. Let the loaves cool for 10-15 minutes, then remove them from the pans. Cool completely on wire racks before serving.

*I usually use my mini loaf pans, but big loaf pans work great too. Plus, that means a bigger piece of delicious to enjoy later.

Originally written by Terry Drieling for Her View From Home. Used with author’s permission.