Moist Pumpkin Bread


A moist pumkin bread flavored with holiday spices. It is good for breakfast, snacking, or desserts plain or with cream cheese.



2 C flour

1 t baking soda

1/2 t baking powder

2 t cinnamon

2 t ginger

1/2 t nutmeg

1/4 t cloves

1/4 t allspice

1 t salt

1/2 butter softened

3/4 brown sugar

2 eggs

1 can(15 ounces) pumpkin*

1/3 C sour cream

1 t vanilla


Preheat oven 350º F  Butter and lightly flour or spray Pam Baking  9 x 5 x 3 inch pan.

Tools needed


In small bowl add dry ingredients then mix and set aside.


In stand mixer with flat beater attachment add butter and sugar until mixed. Add eggs and beat until fluffy. Add in sour cream, pumpkin, and vanilla and mix.

Add flour mixture and mix on slow speed until combined.  Pour into prepared pan.


Bake about 60-70  minutes. Bread is done when inserted cake tester or toothpick comes out clean. Transfer to baking rack to cool.

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I prefer Libby’s® pumpkin when making this bread. I get more consistent results batch after batch. It seems to me that the pumpkin contains more solids and less moisture?






Willie Sue’s Rolls



1 cup warm milk 110- 115º

1 1/2 pkg of dry yeast*

1 t sugar

1 egg

1/2 cup melted butter or margarine

2 T sugar

3 t salt

4-6 cups flour

3 T butter melted


Oven  temperatureI 350º F

Dissolve yeast in warm milk with sugar and dissolve for a couple minutes in large bowl.

Mix in egg, butter, and sugar. Combine 4 cups of flour and salt then add to liquid ingredients. Mix and knead ingredients into dough until a smooth finish is achieved. If needed add add additional flour to achieve smooth finish. Grease dough and let rise in warm area until double in size. 

Line baking sheet with parchment paper. Deflate the dough and divide into 12 pieces and shape into balls. Place onto baking sheet and cover. Let rise for about 1-1 1/2 hours. Bake 20-30 minutes Brush with melted butter and cool on a rack.


* If you use Quick-Rise™ or RapidRise® yeast you do not need to dissolve before using. But your liquid temperature is 120-130º F.  Mix all ingredients together and add warmer liquid. All other steps the same.