Spicy pumpkin loaf recipe - The Community Leader and Real Estate New and Views


This recipe is courtesy of the Rotary Club of Wynnum and Manly’s Isolation: Kitchen Destination cookbook.


  • 1 1⁄2 cups plain flour 

  • 1 teaspoon baking powder 

  • 1 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda 

  • 1⁄2 teaspoon salt 

  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon 

  • 1⁄2 teaspoon nutmeg 

  • 1⁄2 teaspoon ground allspice 

  • 2 eggs 

  • 3⁄4 cup firmly packed brown sugar 

  • 1⁄2 cup vegetable oil 

  • 1 cup mashed, cooked, well-drained pumpkin 

  • 1⁄2 cup chopped walnuts 


  1. Sift together flour, baking powder, bicarb soda, salt, cinnamon, nutmeg and allspice and set aside. 

  2. Beat the eggs, add sugar, oil and pumpkin, and beat to blend thoroughly. 

  3. Add to the dry ingredients, stir until thoroughly combined, and then stir in the walnuts. 

  4. Turn into a greased 23cm x 12cm (9 x 5 in) loaf tin lined with baking paper on the bottom. 

  5. Bake in a moderately slow oven (150 degrees) about 60-70 mins, or until done when tested. 

  6. Remove from oven, let cool in the tin for 10 minutes and then turn out onto a wire rack. 

  7. Cool before cutting. 

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