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Pumpkin Tea Bread

Pumpkin for Pumpkin Tea Bread

Pumpkin Tea Bread is a good way to use all that pumpkin from your cleaned out jack-o-lanterns! Spiced with cinnamon, nutmeg, mace and cloves. You could even freeze and use as Christmas gifts.


2 cups peeled and diced pumpkin
2 cups white sugar
1 cup vegetable oil
3 eggs
2 tablespoons vanilla extract
1 tablespoon almond extract
1 tablespoon butter flavored extract
1 teaspoon lemon extract
2 cups all-purpose flour
1 cup whole wheat flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon baking powder
2 tablespoons ground cinnamon
1-1/2 tablespoons nutmeg
1 tablespoon ground cloves
1 teaspoon ground mace


Place fresh pumpkin in a small pan and fill with water. Boil pumpkin until soft, about 15 minutes. Drain and puree pumpkin. Measure 2 cups of pumpkin puree for use in this recipe.

Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Lightly grease two 9x5 inch loaf pans.

In a large bowl, cream together the butter and vegetable oil. Stir in the eggs one at a time, beating well with each addition. Stir in the 2 cups pumpkin puree, then stir in the vanilla, almond, butter extract and lemon extract.

In a separate bowl, sift together all-purpose flour, wheat flour, baking soda, baking powder, cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves and mace. Stir flour mixture into pumpkin mixture; pour into prepared pans.

Bake in preheated oven for 50 to 55 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center of the loaf comes out clean. Cool loaf in the pan for 15 minutes before removing to a wire rack to cool completely.

Nutrition Information

Recipe makes two 9 x 5-inch loaves.

Pumpkin Tea Bread II

This is a large loaf that has orange in it. Perfect for an afternoon tea party.

Fresh orange slice 1/2 cup margarine
1-1/2 cups white sugar
2 eggs
1 cup canned pumpkin
1 tablespoon orange zest
1/4 cup orange juice
2-1/4 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
2 teaspoons baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon ground cloves
1/2 cup chopped walnuts
1/2 cup dates, pitted and chopped

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease one 9x5x3 inch loaf pan.

In mixing bowl cream butter, sugar, and 1 egg. Beat in second egg until smooth. Mix in pumpkin, orange rind and juice.

In another bowl measure and stir well flour, baking powder, soda, salt, cinnamon, cloves, nuts, and dates. Pour all at once into batter in mixing bowl. Stir only to moisten. Pour into greased 9 x 5 x 3 loaf pan.

Bake in 350 degree oven for about 1 hour or until an inserted toothpick comes out clean. Cool in pan 10 minutes. Remove loaf from pan to rack. Cool and wrap.

Recipe makes one 9 x 5-inch loaf.

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