A pumpkin raisin bread recipe made with pumpkin and flavored with nutmeg, cinnamon, ginger, raisins and nuts. Serve for brunch, dessert, or a snack. You can also find more quick bread recipes here.
What says fall better than pumpkin and the spices like ginger, cinnamon, and nutmeg that go with it? This is a nice treat for any occasion like a fall brunch, Thanksgiving, or dessert. If you love the flavor of pumpkin, more than likely you will want to enjoy it more often than just Halloween.
This loaf smells so good when just out of the oven and cooling on a wire rack. It fills your kitchen with the fragrances of fall.
Put it in the oven on a crisp fall day, light a candle and enjoy a slice warm with a good book.
Cut the loaf into small, thin slices and serve it as part of a brunch menu. You can also serve it for afternoon coffee or dessert. Enjoy it with a mug of hot apple cider.
You can leave the raisins and walnuts out if you dislike them or have allergies, but I find the raisins add to the entire flavor of the bread. So, that is up to you. This quick bread is delicious without either of those ingredients.
Serve this pumpkin bread warm with real dairy butter or try this fantastic cream cheese spread.
Pumpkin Raisin Bread Recipe
- 1 cup granulated sugar
- ½ cup brown sugar, firmly packed
- 1 cup cooked or canned pumpkin
- ½ cup salad oil
- ¼ cup water
- 2 eggs, unbeaten
- 2 cups sifted flour
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- ½ teaspoon salt
- ½ teaspoon nutmeg
- ½ teaspoon cinnamon
- ¼ teaspoon ginger
- 1 cup raisins (optional)
- ½ cup chopped walnuts (optional)
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
- Spray a 9" x 5" x 3" loaf pan with non-stick vegetable cooking spray.
- Combine the granulated sugar, brown sugar, canned pumpkin, salad oil, water, and eggs in a medium mixing bowl. Beat until well blended.
- In a separate medium mixing bowl, sift together the flour, soda, salt, and spices.
- Add the flour mixture to the wet mixture and mix well.
- Stir in raisins and walnuts if desired.
- Spoon the batter into the loaf pan.
- Bake at 350 degrees for 65-75 minutes or until done when tested. Turn out on a wire or wooden rack and cool thoroughly.