Daniel's Pumpkin Bread

“The aroma of pumpkin and spices never fails to whet the appetite as it fills the inn. We serve this bread every day and present it as a special gift on holidays.” –The John Hancock Inn, Hancock, New Hampshire


1-1/2 cups granulated sugar
1-1/2 cups brown sugar, firmly packed
1 cup oil
3 eggs
2 cups pumpkin puree
3 cups flour
1-1/2 teaspoons ground cloves
1-1/2 teaspoons cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon allspice
1-1/2 teaspoons nutmeg
1-1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt


Mix together sugars and oil. Beat in eggs and pumpkin. Sift together remaining ingredients and add to creamed mixture, blending well. Pour into two greased 9-x 5-inch loaf pans. Bake at 350 degrees for about 60-70 minutes. For 5 loaves baked in 6x3-inch loaf pans, bake for 40 minutes. Other goodies such as raisins, nuts, or chopped dates may be added.

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Makes 5 small or 2 medium loaves

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This recipe had WAY too much

This recipe had WAY too much sugar. The spices are good, however, and it is moist. Another flaw in the recipe is the baking time. 1 1/4 hours? Your cake would be scorched, especially if you made 5 small loaves. I made 2 medium loaves, and they were done in about 40 minutes.

Hi Victoria, Thank you for

Hi Victoria, Thank you for your comments. We have adjusted the baking time above. The ingredients are as they came to us from The Hancock Inn. Of course, you may adjust according to your personal preference. Enjoy!