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Peanut Butter Pumpkin Bread

My husband brought this recipe home from the office more than 20 years ago. Each fall, I bake several of these lovely loaves to share with family and friends. Pumpkin and peanut butter are a unique, delicious combination.
  • Total Time
    Prep: 10 min. Bake: 1 hour + cooling
  • Makes
    2 loaves (16 pieces each)

Ingredients

  • 3-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3 cups sugar
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons salt
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1 can (15 ounces) pumpkin
  • 4 large eggs, room temperature
  • 1 cup vegetable oil
  • 3/4 cup water
  • 2/3 cup peanut butter

Directions

  • In a large bowl, combine the flour, sugar, baking soda, salt, cinnamon and nutmeg. In another bowl, combine the pumpkin, eggs, oil, water and peanut butter. Stir into dry ingredients just until moistened.
  • Pour into 2 greased 9x5-in. loaf pans. Bake at 350° until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean, 60-70 minutes. Cool for 10 minutes before removing from pans to wire racks.
Editor's Note: Six 5-3/4-in. x 3-in. x 2-in. loaf pans may be used; bake for 40-45 minutes.
Nutrition Facts
1 slice: 228 calories, 10g fat (2g saturated fat), 27mg cholesterol, 223mg sodium, 31g carbohydrate (19g sugars, 1g fiber), 4g protein.

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