Blue Ribbon Pumpkin Bread

This pumpkin ribbon loaf is a MUST-TRY for all pumpkin lovers. I love this time of year when the weather starts to cool down and the leaves start to fall and change color. But what I love most is that it’s pumpkin season. Give me all the pumpkins, please!

I won’t wait for fall to make this adorable quick bread recipe again, quick bread recipe. How divine it is to enjoy with your morning coffee or tea. I highly recommend this recipe!

It looks like a normal loaf of bread. Until you cut the first slice. Inside, you’ll discover a deliciously sweet and creamy cheesecake filling, with just a hint of orange flavor. It takes a good hour and a half to bake, but the wait is worth it. You don’t even need to spread any toppings on this bread.



  • 1½ c. sugar
  • 1/2 c. butter
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 c. pumpkin
  • 1/3 c. water
  • 1 3/4 c. flour
  • 1/4 tsp. baking powder
  • 1 tsp. soda
  • 3/4 tsp. salt
  • ½ tsp. cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp. cloves
  • ½ tsp. pumpkin pie spice
  • 1/2 c. raisins (optional)


Cream sugar and butter. Add eggs. Add pumpkin and water; mix well. Add dry ingredients. Mix to moisten. Don’t over-beat. Fold in raisins. Pour in greased loaf pan about 2/3 full. Bake at 350° for 1 hour for large loaf. Test with toothpick.


Check for doneness by inserting a toothpick or knife into the bread. If the toothpick or knife comes out clean, the bread is done.

Nutrition Facts:

1 slice: 127 calories, 3g fat (1g saturated fat), 13mg cholesterol, 165mg sodium, 21g carbohydrate (14g sugars, 1g fiber), 3g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1-1/2 starch, 1/2 fat.

Is pumpkin bread good for diabetics?

Even though it has sugar in it, and it is bread, pumpkin bread can fit into a healthy diet for people with diabetes. It’s worth it if you like pumpkin bread!

Should pumpkin bread be refrigerated?

Store Pumpkin Bread at room temperature for up to five days. After three days, you may want to place the Pumpkin Bread in the refrigerator to prolong its life. Pumpkin Bread can keep in the refrigerator for up to 7 days.

Is pumpkin good for blood pressure?

To help decrease your blood pressure, try eating pumpkin, which contains potassium that helps to control blood pressure. Potassium also helps with bone health and decreases your risk for diabetes. Around 10% of your daily potassium is found in just a half-cup serving of canned pumpkin.

What happens if you over mix pumpkin bread?

Add liquid ingredients to dry ingredients all at once. Using a wooden spoon, mix just until the dry ingredients are moistened, 15 to 20 light strokes. There should be some small lumps. Overmixing can cause quick breads to be tough, bake unevenly or cause elongated holes (or tunnels).

Why is my pumpkin bread raw in the middle?

If you remove the loaf too early, the middle will be raw. If you let it cook too long, the bread will not be as moist. The oil in this recipe makes for a super moist pumpkin bread, but take care to bake just until baked through.

How Long Will homemade pumpkin bread keep?

HOW DO I STORE PUMPKIN BREAD AND FOR HOW LONG? Place in an airtight container or resealable plastic bag for up to 4 days. To freeze, wrap in heavy-duty foil or plastic wrap and then place in a tightly sealed container or heavy-duty resealable freezer bag. Freeze for up to 2 months.

Why is my pumpkin bread so dry?

Too little liquid, too much flour, over-mixing and baked too high of a temperature are all reasons your bread could be dry. Keep baked goods in an airtight container on the counter or in the fridge.

Why is my pumpkin bread so heavy?

A few things can lead to these results – mainly, more wet ingredients than were called for, letting the batter sit for too long, not enough baking powder/soda, or it simply wasn’t baked long enough.


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