Pumpkin Bread (or cupcakes/muffins)

Pumpkin Bread (or cupcakes/muffins)

This is my grandmother’s recipe for pumpkin bread. I’ve always loved it, and a few years back I finally asked my aunt for the recipe. A Facebook friend recently posted that she was looking for a pumpkin muffin recipe, so I decided to share this. In my opinion, this one works great. Make it as a loaf, cupcakes (just top with icing), or muffins (no icing).


  • 1 cup Libby’s Pumpkin
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 cup water
  • 2 cups white sugar
  • 1 cups light brown sugar
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tsp salt
  • ½ tblsp baking powder
  • 2 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp ground cloves
  • 3 cups flour


  1. Preheat oven to 350.
  2. Mix pumpkin, eggs, oil, and water in an electric mixer.
  3. Add the remaining ingredients and mix well.
  4. Pour into loaf (or muffin) pan and bake at 350 for 1 ¼ hours, then test with a toothpick to see if it’s done. For cupcakes/muffins start testing after about 20 minutes.