Ah, the rich tapestry of fall! In the spirit of the season, I’m delighted to share with you one of my personal favorites, a classic pumpkin bread that embraces the heart of autumn. Every bite of this moist loaf sings with the warmth of the season, imbued with the comforting embrace of pumpkin and a medley of spices. Whether it’s a morning indulgence with a cup of tea or a thoughtful gift wrapped in rustic parchment for a neighbor, this bread captures the very essence of fall.

Makes 2 loaves.


  • 2 cups fresh pumpkin, grated
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup apple cider
  • 1 cup vegetable oil
  • 4 eggs
  • 3 1/2 cups flour
  • 2 teaspoons orange zest
  • 4 teaspoons cinnamon
  • 1 cup chopped Pecans
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons salt


  1. In a bowl, mix together the sugar and oil.
  2. Then add the eggs, one at a time, beating the mixture after each egg is added.
  3. Pour in the apple cider.
  4. Next, sift together the flour, soda, cinnamon and salt; and add the dry ingredients to the mixture.
  5. Mix in the pumpkin followed by the nuts and orange zest. Mix well.
  6. Pour the batter into (2) greased and floured medium loaf pans and bake at 350 degrees for 1 hour.