Jodi’s Pumpkin Bread



  • 2 cups canned pumpkin (Jodi’s modified this to 1-15 oz can of pumpkin)
  • 3 cups sugar
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 cup vegetable oil
  • 4 eggs
  • 3 1/3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 2 teaspoons cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 3/4 teaspoon ground cloves (Jodi leaves out the cloves!)


Heat the oven to 350. In a large mixing bowl, combine the pumpkin, sugar, water, vegetable oil and eggs. Beat until well mixed. Measure the flour, baking soda, cinnamon, salt, baking powder, nutmeg and ground cloves into a separate bowl, then stir until combined (great job for the kids). Slowly add the dry ingredients to the pumpkin mixture, beating until smooth.

Grease two 9- by 5-inch loaf pans and dust them with flour. Evenly divide the batter between them. Bake for 60 to 70 minutes or until toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean. Cool for 10 to 15 minutes. Remove from pans by inverting them into a rack and tapping the bottoms. You can also take a knife or fork and slide it around the edge of the pumpkin bread to help it comes out of the pan!

Slice and serve plain, buttered, or with cream cheese.

Our Facebook friend, Anita, says THIS cream cheese frosting is delicious on top of Jodi’s Pumpkin Bread!

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  1. Angie
    September 4, 2023 at 6:32 am

    Jodi’s Pumpkin Bread is my favorite most requested thing I bake. I add a little extra to it with Captain Morgan’s Jack-o-Blast Spiced Pumpkin Rum Shot. I add some to the recipe then make a Rum sauce to drizzle over it.

    • Producer Faith
      Producer Faith • Post Author •
      September 19, 2023 at 10:07 am

      WOW! What a kick!

    • Crickett
      October 17, 2023 at 9:18 am

      Hey Angie…share the rum sauce recipe?

  2. Mardi
    October 17, 2023 at 6:10 am

    Good morning. Can this be put into a bread machine?

  3. Tammy
    November 28, 2023 at 11:02 am

    I made this yummy bread, but used a dash of cloves, and sprinkled pepitas (pumpkin see kernels) on top of each loaf before baking. I don’t think I let it cool enough before trying to get them out of the pans, lesson learned….but they were so yummy!! Will definitely be making again! Thank you for sharing, Jodi! 🙂

    • Producer Faith
      Producer Faith • Post Author •
      November 28, 2023 at 12:19 pm

      That sounds delicious! Thanks for sharing, Tammy!

  4. Stefanie Escobar
    Stefanie Escobar
    December 20, 2023 at 4:33 pm

    Fantastic recipe! Used the recipe for mini tea loaves to put in gift baskets for family & friends. I got 16 mini loaves out of this recipe. Thanks Jodi! 🙂

    • Producer Faith
      Producer Faith • Post Author •
      December 21, 2023 at 6:26 am

      Awesome, Stefanie! Merry Christmas!

  5. Brenda
    December 21, 2023 at 9:18 am

    This is delicious! Thanks Jodi!

    • Producer Faith
      Producer Faith • Post Author •
      December 21, 2023 at 9:20 am

      Glad you love it, Brenda!

  6. Anne
    February 5, 2024 at 4:15 am

    I have been making this for years after I heard Jodi one morning.

    • Producer Faith
      Producer Faith • Post Author •
      February 6, 2024 at 6:46 am

      That’s great, Anne!


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