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Grandma's Pumpkin Bread


  • 1 ½ cups sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • ½ cup vegetable oil
  • ⅓ cup water
  • 1 cup pumpkin puree Libby's
  • 2 teaspoons pumpkin pie spice
  • 1 ¾ cups all-purpose flour
  • ½ teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • ¾ teaspoon salt


  • Preheat oven to 350 and spray a 9x5 loaf pan with nonstick spray, line with parchment paper (this will make it much easier to remove from pan)
  • In a large mixing bowl, combine sugar, eggs, and oil. Whisk or beat with mixer until smooth, about 1 minute
  • Add in water and pumpkin and mix until well blended
  • Stir in pumpkin pie spice
  • In a medium bowl, combine dry ingredients- flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. Mix well with a wooden spoon
  • Add dry ingredients into pumpkin mixture and stir until fully incorporated
  • Pour batter into the pan and bake for 1 hour. A toothpick should be able to come out clean.
  • Let cool in pan for at least 10 minutes before removing to cool on cooling rack.
  • Slice and serve with coffee!