- 15oz Canned pumpkin
- 1 tsp Nutmeg
- 1 tsp Cinnamon
- 1/2 tsp Ground cloves
- 1/4 tsp Ground ginger
- 3 1/2 cups Wheat flour
- 2 tsp Baking soda
- 4 Eggs
- 3 cups Sugar
- 1 cup Vegetable oil
- 2/3 cup Water
- 1 1/2 tsp Salt
New England Pumpkin Bread
New England Pumpkin Bread is my version of Downeast Maine Pumpkin Bread. I haven’t been to Maine so I can’t claim it’s 100% like the real thing, but I’ve tasted plenty of other spiced pumpkin cakes along the East coast and I think this recipe captures the true essence of them!
This is a really tasty and warming pumpkin bread, spiced with nutmeg, cinnamon, cloves and ginger and rich with sweet pumpkin flavor. Using vegetable oil instead of butter gives it a lighter crumb, meaning tastes super soft and light (and is too easy to eat more of!). Perfect with tea and coffee, but I really recommend serving a slice warm from the oven with a dollop of creme fraiche or ice cream. Heaven!
So, how to make New England Pumpkin Bread?
Steps to make New England Pumpkin Bread
Heat the oven and prepare loaf tins
Preheat the oven to 350°F. Lightly grease and three small loaf tins and then dust with flour.
Combine the wet ingredients and sugar
Combine the dry ingredients
Mix the batter
Bake the loaves
Serving New England Pumpkin Bread