Pumpkin Walnut Bread Recipe with Raisins or Dates

Pumpkin Bread with Nuts and Raisins
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  • Total: 75 mins
  • Prep: 15 mins
  • Cook: 60 mins
  • Yield: 1 Loaf (7 servings)
Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
388 Calories
18g Fat
55g Carbs
5g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 1 Loaf (7 servings)
Amount per serving
Calories 388
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 18g 23%
Saturated Fat 7g 35%
Cholesterol 83mg 28%
Sodium 443mg 19%
Total Carbohydrate 55g 20%
Dietary Fiber 3g 9%
Protein 5g
Calcium 78mg 6%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

Try this wonderful pumpkin bread, with spices, raisins, and chopped walnuts. This is a good quick bread to bake and freeze for later. Freeze individual slices and take them out for holiday guests.


  • 1/3 cup butter, softened
  • 1 1/3 cups sugar
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1 cup canned pumpkin puree
  • 1 2/3 cups flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon cloves
  • 1/2 cup chopped walnuts
  • 1/4 cup chopped raisins or chopped dates, optional

Steps to Make It

  1. Preheat oven to 350 F (180 C/Gas 4). Grease a 9x5x3-inch loaf pan.

  2. In a mixing bowl with electric mixer, cream butter and sugar until light; set aside. In another mixing bowl combine eggs, water, and pumpkin; mix well. Add creamed butter; blend thoroughly.

  3. Sift dry ingredients together into a separate bowl.

  4. Add about one-third of the dry ingredients at a time to pumpkin mixture, stirring well after each addition. Fold in walnuts and raisins.

  5. Bake in the prepared loaf pan for 55 to 60 minutes.

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