Dr. Kim Burns

For about two decades I have been making pumpkin bread. The recipe has been in my husband’s family for some time. I have served it at my sons’ birthday parties, added it to the Thanksgiving dinner roll basket, and gifted it to family, friends and neighbors. My mom is known for her homemade apple pie. I’m known for my pumpkin bread. As we end this Thanksgiving weekend, where we have so much to be thankful for, I want to share my recipe with you.


  • 2 cups canned pumpkin
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 cup oil
  • 1/3 cup water
  • 3 1/2 cups flour
  • 3 cups sugar
  • 1 tablespoon pumpkin pie spice
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons salt


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • Grease two loaf pans.*
  • Combine pumpkin, eggs, oil, water and sugar. Mix until blended.
  • In a separate bowl, stir together remaining ingredients and mix well.
  • Pour into two loaf pans.
  • Bake at 350 for 70 minutes.

*If you use mini-loaf pans, bake for 35-45 minutes.


Do you have a recipe that you are famous for among your family and friends? I would love to know what that is! Email me at drkimburns@gmail.com or connect with me on Instagram at @drkimburns. You can also sign up for my newsletterSome Things to Think About. (Did you notice books weren’t mentioned once in this post???)

Have a great week!

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