Pumpkin Bread
Recipe type: Dessert
  • 1½ cups white sugar
  • 1½ cups brown sugar
  • 250 mls (1 cup) vegetable oil
  • 4 large eggs
  • 475 ml (16oz) can pure pumpkin puree (not pie filling!)
  • 3½ cups flour
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 2 teaspoons cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon nutmeg
  • ⅔ cup water
  • 1 bag semi-sweet chocolate chips *optional (A cup of chopped pecans or walnuts would also work well)
  • Drizzle:
  • ⅓ cup icing sugar and enough milk to make it smooth but not too runny. Add more icing sugar or milk until right consistency to drizzle.
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Butter or coat with vegetable spray, two 9 by 5 loaf pans, set aside.
  3. In a separate bowl, combine flour, salt, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon and nutmeg. Whisk or stir with a fork to combine dry ingredients. (reserve ½ teaspoon)
  4. In the bowl of an electric mixer, beat both sugars and oil until creamy.
  5. Stir in eggs, one at a time, until they are well combined.
  6. Add pumpkin. Stir to combine.
  7. Add dry ingredients, in thirds, to wet ingredients; alternate with the water - add ⅓ cup at a time.
  8. Stir gently to combine, after each addition.
  9. Pour chocolate chips (or chopped nuts) into a bowl, add ½ tsp. of the flour mixture. Toss or stir to coat chips in flour. (This keeps them from settling to the bottom of the bread)
  10. Pour chips into batter, gently stir to combine.
  11. Divide the batter between the two loaf pans.
  12. Bake for 50 to 65 minutes (depending on your oven) or until cake tester (or toothpick) comes out clean.
  13. Let stand 10 minutes.
  14. Remove from pans and cool.
  15. When completely cool. Drizzle with icing sugar and milk mixture.
<span class="mceItemHidden" data-mce-bogus="1"><span></span>This recipe makes 2 large loaves. This bread freezes really well. I slice it prior to freezing and then I can take out as many slices as I want. Wrap well before freezing.</span>
Recipe by Older Mommy Still Yummy at https://oldermommystillyummy.com/pumpkin-bread/