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Always Moist Pumpkin Bread

This pumpkin bread is always moist thanks to the applesauce added and comes out flavorful and aromatic. Baking this will definitely remind you that it is Fall.
4 from 1 vote
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 1 hr
Total Time 1 hr 10 mins
Course Dessert, Snack
Cuisine American
Servings 8 slices
Calories 333 kcal


  • 1 cup sugar
  • ½ cup applesauce
  • ½ cup oil
  • 1 cup pumpkin
  • 1 ¾ cups flour
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • ¼ tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp salt
  • ½ tsp cinnamon
  • ½ tsp ground cloves
  • ½ tsp nutmeg
  • ¼ tsp allspice
  • cup water

Optional ingredients:

  • ½ cup walnuts or pecans
  • ½ cup raisins
  • ½ cup cranberries
  • ¼ cup orange or lemon zest


  • Preheat oven to 350°F.
  • Mix together dry ingredients (other than sugar) in a medium bowl. Add water and mix well.
  • In a separate bowl, mix together sugar, eggs, oil and pumpkin. Stir in any optional ingredients now.
    pumpkin bread batter in an electric mixer
  • Blend wet mixture in with the dry.
  • Line a loaf pan with parchment paper and spray with non-stick cooking spray and dust with flour lightly. Pour batter in the pan.
    pumpkin bread batter being poured in a parchment lined loaf pan
  • Bake for one hour or longer if needed. It is done when a knife stuck in the center comes out clean. Enjoy!
    Hot pumpkin bread in grey loaf pans in the oven
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