Pumpkin pie mix used in this recipe is not the same as canned pumpkin. Pumpkin pie mix contains a blend of traditional spices as well as sugar. Regular canned pumpkin does not contain salt, sugar or spices.
Assemble the loaf as directed in recipe up to a day in advance. Cover with plastic wrap, and store in refrigerator until ready to bake. Bake as directed in recipe.
Serve this loaf with a side of pumpkin butter for even more fall flavor.