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Delicious Pumpkin Bread

An enticing aroma wafts through my house when this tender cake-like pumpkin bread is in the oven. I bake extra loaves to give as holiday gifts. My friends wait eagerly for it every year. —Linda Burnett, Prescott, Arizona
  • Total Time
    Prep: 15 min. Bake: 50 min. + cooling
  • Makes
    5 miniature loaves

Ingredients

  • 5 large eggs
  • 1-1/4 cups canola oil
  • 1 can (15 ounces) solid-pack pumpkin
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 2 packages (3 ounces each) cook-and-serve vanilla pudding mix
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt

Directions

  • In a large bowl, beat the eggs. Add oil and pumpkin; beat until smooth. Combine remaining ingredients; gradually beat into pumpkin mixture.
  • Pour batter into five greased 5-3/4x3x2-in. loaf pans. Bake at 325° for 50-55 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Cool for 10 minutes before removing from pans to wire racks to cool completely.
    Freeze option: Securely wrap and freeze cooled loaves in plastic and foil. To use, thaw at room temperature.
Editor's Note: Bread may also be baked in two greased 8x4x2-in. loaf pans for 75-80 minutes.
Nutrition Facts
1 slice: 150 calories, 8g fat (1g saturated fat), 27mg cholesterol, 96mg sodium, 20g carbohydrate (13g sugars, 1g fiber), 2g protein.

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