Friday, September 26, 2008

Downeast Maine Pumpkin Bread

Downeast Maine Pumpkin Bread (from

1 (15 ounce) can pumpkin puree
4 eggs
1 cup vegetable oil
2/3 cup water
3 cups white sugar
3 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons baking soda
1 1/2 teaspoons salt
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1/2 teaspoon ground cloves
1/4 teaspoon ground ginger

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease and flour three 7x3 inch loaf pans.
2. In a large bowl, mix together pumpkin puree, eggs, oil, water and sugar until well blended. In a separate bowl, whisk together the flour, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves and ginger. Stir the dry ingredients into the pumpkin mixture until just blended. Pour into the prepared pans.
3. Bake for about 50 minutes in the preheated oven. Loaves are done when toothpick inserted in center comes out clean.

My only modification was to bake in 2 10" pans. Also, this bread really is much, much better when it's had time to cool. Make it the day before you'd like to eat or give as a gift.

Very yummy!


Jessica said...

Oops, forgot stars -- 4 for sure!

Kristi said...

This is the same pumpkin bread I made a week or two ago....(did you read that disaster in my blog). I give it four stars too. I made some modifications. Like I did 1/2 C applesauce and 1/2 C butter in lieu of oil and I only did two cups of sugar one brown and one white.

Oh yeah and be sure it's done before you try to dump it out of the pan. That's important!

Jessica said...

Kristi, I missed your blog post! How funny. I think it's one of the top-rated recipes on so it's understandable that we could have both tried it out recently!

Next time, go full-bore on the oil and sugar and you'll be good to go! Ha.