Great Kids Recipes: Pumpkin Bread

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Who says pumpkin bread is just for the fall? In my family, we enjoy this pumpkin bread recipe all year round. It’s easy to make and my kids love to eat it as part of any meal. And it’s always a big hit at my husband’s office. This recipe yields two loaves of pumpkin bread, so I usually send one to work with my husband and save the other one for my family to enjoy.

Pumpkin Bread – Another One of Our Great Kids Recipes!

Great Kids Recipes: Pumpkin Bread


  • 3 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 3 teaspoons pumpkin pie spice
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 3 cups white sugar
  • 1 cup unsweetened applesauce
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 (15 ounce) can pumpkin puree
  • 1/2 cup water


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Coat two 9x5 inch loaf pans with non-stick cooking spray.
  3. Mix or sift together the flour, baking soda, baking powder, salt, and pumpkin pie spice. Set aside.
  4. In a large bowl, beat together sugar, oil, eggs, and pumpkin. You can do this by hand or with a mixer.
  5. Slowly add the dry mixture. Alternate with small amounts of the water. Mix until well-combined, but do not over-mix!
  6. Divide batter evenly between the two prepared pans.
  7. Bake in the preheated oven for 60 to 70 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.

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This pumpkin bread smells wonderful and tastes even better! Wrap it tightly in plastic wrap to store. But grab a slice quickly…this bread gets eaten up fast!

Do you like baking breads with your kids? Try our recipes for Sugar-Free Banana Bread and our Banana Bread with Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups.

And for even more great kids recipes, check out our Cooking with Kids page!

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  1. Stephanie says

    I love this recipe! This is great and easy for breakfast too. I hate when they can’t make up their minds about what to eat. This makes it so simple!

  2. Sandy McFadden says

    I love pumpkin bread but haven’t found a recipe I like yet. I am going to try yours it sounds yummy.

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