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?






Pumpkin Cranberry Muffins


2 cups all-purpose flour

3/4 dark brown sugar

2 t baking powder

1/2 t baking soda

3 t cinnamon*

1 t ginger

1/2 t cloves

1/2 t mace

1/2 t salt

1 15 ounce can Libby’s® Organic Pumpkin

1/2 cup butter melted

2 eggs

1/4 sour cream

1 t vanilla

1-1 1/2  cup cranberries or Crasins®

1/4 sugar

2 T cinnamon


Oven 380º   12 well muffin pan 15″ by 11″ 1 cup size. Use 12 standard size baking cups. Spray with PAM® Baking  and place in wells.

Mix flour, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon, ginger, mace,cloves, and salt in bowl and set aside. Mix sugar and cinnamon and set aside.

Beat melted butter and brown sugar until fluffy. Add in eggs. Add pumpkin, sour cream, and vanilla and mix until well blended.

Add flour mixture in thirds. Add  cranberries with the last third of flour and mix. Divide the dough between the 12 muffin cups.They will be very full if you use 1 1/2 cup cranberries. The children like alot of cranberries.  Dust tops with cinnamon sugar.

Bake about 25 minutes or until cake tester(or tooth pick) comes out clean. Cool 5 minutes and remove to wire rack.*


1.Can replace spices with Holiday Spice Blend Holiday Spice Blend

2.I have used dried and fresh cranberries chopped in this recipe. The muffins made with fresh cranberries have a nice tart taste but their shelf life is only a couple days. However they can be frozen and then microwave and eat.