Pumpkin flavor is ubiquitous in the fall, but that doesn’t mean it always tastes good.

If you want to save your daily calories for a pumpkin recipe that’ll truly make your heart sing, we’ve got the perfect treat for you.

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Downeast Maine Pumpkin Bread is one of the highest rated contributions to Allrecipes and has been saved to more than 140,000 recipe boxes. It’s loaded with fall’s best spices — cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves and ginger — and reportedly tastes even better the second day.

Will you try this traditional Maine recipe this autumn?

You will need:

  • 15-ounce can pumpkin puree
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 cup vegetable oil
  • ⅔ cup water
  • 3 cups sugar
  • 3½ cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1½ teaspoons salt
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • ½ teaspoon ground cloves
  • ¼ teaspoon ground ginger

Get the full recipe at Allrecipes and watch a video here.

Behold the perfect pumpkin bread recipe — you’ll never need another one
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