Gillan Family Pumpkin Bread is a tradition passed through my family. It reminds me of the holidays and sharing this delicious bread with our friends.
If you love pumpkin-inspired treats for fall, check these out: Iced Pumpkin Cookies, Pumpkin Crisp Pie, or Triple Chocolate Pumpkin Cake. I also love this Gluten-Free Pumpkin Bread, it’s just as good as this Gillan Family Pumpkin Bread.
Here are a few of my other favorite bread recipes to make during the holidays: Zucchini Banana Bread, Double Chocolate Pumpkin Zucchini Bread, Best Ever Banana Bread, Pumpkin Focaccia Bread, or Chocolate Peanut Butter Banana Swirl Bread.
This is by far my favorite bread recipe from Grandma & Grandpa Gillan. Mom my used to make this all the time growing up, especially around the holidays. We would take loaves to neighbors, friends and random people working on Christmas Eve (one of my best memories).
Enjoy! XOXO San
How do you make Gillan Family Pumpkin Bread?
Preheat oven to 350; grease 3 bread loaf pans or 2 larger loaf pans.
Mix all dry ingredients together and set aside. Add remaining ingredients and mix together until well combined.
Mix in the flour mixture. When well combined pour into 2- 3 bread pans and bake at 350 for 45 minutes to 1 hour. Time may vary depending on oven; insert a toothpick to make sure bread is done.
My favorite kitchen tools used to make Gillan Family Pumpkin Bread:
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BREAD LOAF PAN: I have a few of these on hand and use them for more than just baking.
MIXING BOWLS: I love having a variety of sizes of mixing bowls. From small to large, I find that having at least 3 bowls of different sizes have been essential in my kitchen. I prefer Pyrex because of its durability.
MEASURING CUPS: Nothing beats a good set of measuring cups that last a long time. I love metal measuring cups because of its durability.
MEASURING SPOONS: I have to have a metal set of measuring spoons on hand. The plastic ones just don’t last long in our house thanks in large part to the garbage disposal.
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Gillan Family Pumpkin Bread
- 3 1/2 cups flour
- 2 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves
- 4 eggs
- 2/3 cup water
- 2 cups pumpkin puree
- 3 cups sugar
- 1 cup oil
- Optional: 1 cup grapenuts (my mom always added these, I don’t)
- Preheat oven to 350; grease 3 bread loaf pans or 2 larger loaf pans.
- Mix all dry ingredients together and set aside. Add remaining ingredients and mix together until well combined.
- Mix in the flour mixture. When well combined pour into 2- 3 bread pans and bake at 350 for 45 minutes to 1 hour. Time may vary depending on oven; insert a toothpick to make sure bread is done.
My review: I am totally biased obviously – but I think you can’t get much better than this, but it could be the memories talking.
Kids review: A fall and winter must. They rank my pumpkin bread higher than the pumpkin bread at Great Harvest, so I would say it is a rave review.