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Grandma's Maple Pumpkin Bread
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Grandma's Maple Pumpkin Bread

Soft, rich, mouth melting pumpkin bread.  Should any survive to the next day, you'll want it all over again. 
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time1 hr 20 mins
Total Time1 hr 30 mins
Course: bread
Cuisine: American
Keyword: pumpkin bread, maple pumpkin bread
Servings: 8 servings
Calories: 200kcal
Author: Loaves and Dishes


  • 1 ½ Cups Sugar
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 cup oil
  • 1 ½ cups maple syrup use 100% maple syrup if available
  • 2 Cups pumpkin puree mashed pumpkin - about 1 can
  • 4 ½ cups flour
  • ¾ tsp baking powder
  • 1 ½ tsp cinnamon
  • 1 ½ tsp baking soda
  • 1 ½ tsp ground cloves
  • 1 ½ tsp nutmeg.
  • 1/2 cup chopped pecans


  • Preheat the oven to 300.
  • Prepare 2 standard loaf pans by coating with a layer of butter or cooking oil and a coating of flour. (You can use a baking spray instead).
  • In a stand mixer or with a hand mixer, beat together sugar, eggs, oil and maple syrup.
  • Add the pumpkin puree to the egg and sugar mix.
  • In a separate bowl, mix together the flour, baking powder, cinnamon, baking soda, ground cloves and nutmeg.
  • Add the dry ingredients (flour mixture) to the wet ingredients (pumpkin mixture) in thirds. Mix well after each addition.
  • Add the pecans and fold in by mixing on low for 30 secs.
  • Bake for 1 hour and 20 minutes.
  • Test to see if bread is done by inserting a toothpick in the middle - if it comes out clean - the bread is done. If any cake or batter is sticking to the toothpick, bake for another 5-8 minutes and retest.


You might as well go ahead and make a double recipe while you are at it.  You'll want more. 
Best with a slab of hot butter on the top. 


Calories: 200kcal