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Pumpkin Bread

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I can’t get enough of this yummy moist pumpkin bread recipe. Don’t wait for the holidays to make something with pumpkin, this bread is great all year round.

Pumpkin recipes are some of my favorite recipes to make, from pumpkin cheesecake to pumpkin cake roll to pumpkin muffins. And I can’t forget the king of pumpkin dishes, pumpkin pie.

So, of course, the idea of a quick pumpkin bread would tease my appetite combining my love for bread and pumpkin. And this recipe does not disappoint. It has the perfect blend of pumpkin flavor combined with a bit of sweetness.

And it is so easy to make, if I can do it, you can do it. Let’s get baking!

Step 1: Gather the ingredients

Pumpkin bread ingredients in bowls on top of a wooden table, including pure pumpkin, sugar, flour, eggs, butter, etc.

In order to make this yummy bread you will need a handful of easy to find ingredients:

  • All-Purpose/Plain flour
  • Baking soda
  • Baking powder
  • Salt
  • Ground cinnamon
  • Ground cloves
  • Nutmeg
  • Butter – Either unsalted or salted.
  • White granulated sugar
  • Pure pumpkin – You can use canned or this homemade pumpkin puree.

Step 2: How to make pumpkin bread

Hand whisk dry ingredients in a large glass bowl on a wooden table.

Begin by preheating the oven to 325 F/162 C. In a medium bowl combine the flour, salt, cinnamon, ground cloves, ground nutmeg, baking powder, and baking soda, so all of the dry ingredients. And whisk them until mixed well.

If you like you can put all those ingredients in a sifter as well to mix them.

Step 3: The wet ingredients

White hand mixer creaming butter and sugar in a large glass bowl on a wooden table.

In a large bowl, add the softened room temperature butter. If you forget to set the butter out to soften, you can put it in the microwave for a few seconds to soften it up.

Add the sugar and cream those ingredients together.

bread batter with pure pumpkin added to it in a large glass bowl on a wooden table.

Next, add in the eggs one at a time, mixing them into the batter before adding the next egg. Scrape the sides of the bowl with a spatula as needed throughout this whole process. This will ensure everything is mixed in well.

Now add in the pure canned pumpkin, and mix until just combined. You can’t have pumpkin bread without the pumpkin. If you don’t have a hand mixer you can use a stiff whisk or wooden spoon.

Step 4: Finish the pumpkin quick bread batter

Flour mixture being poured into a large glass bowl of pumpkin bread batter, on top of a wooden table.

Next, add in the dry mixture half of it at a time, and then mixing, until it is well incorporated. Then proceed with the remaining dry mixture until it is all combined.

Large glass bowl full of pumpkin bread batter on top of a wooden table.

Scrape the sides of the bowl one last time and then just use a spatula to fold and stir the batter a bit. This way you don’t over mix the batter with a mixer. The pumpkin bread batter is complete and read to go.

Step 5: Bake that moist pumpkin bread

Pumpkin bread batter poured into 8x4 bread loaf pans on a wooden table.

Prepare two 8x4 inch bread loaf pans by greasing them with shortening and then adding some flour and tapping it all around until covered, then turn it over and let the excess flour fall out. This will ensure the bread doesn’t stick when baked. You may also spray the pan with cooking spray.

Pour equal amounts of bread batter into the two pans. Then bake them in the oven, middle rack position, for 65 to 75 minutes until when you poke it with a toothpick it comes out clean.

Check the bread at the 45 minute mark, if they are getting too brown on top, you may add some aluminum foil loosely to protect it from getting too brown.

Freshly baked pumpkin bread sitting on top of a wooden table.

Once the easy pumpkin bread comes out of the oven, allow them to cool in their pans for 10 minutes. Then remove them from the pans and allow them to cool on a wire rack completely.

Sliced pumpkin bread being held up, over a white cutting board.

Now slice into that amazing easy to make pumpkin bread. I like to serve it with a bit of butter on top, so delicious. Try not to eat the whole loaf in one sitting, or do it, I won’t tell. Enjoy!

How to store homemade pumpkin quick bread?

Once the bread has completely cooled you can wrap it tightly with plastic wrap, or place it in a ziplock bag and it will last for 4 to 5 days at room temperature. Alternatively, you can place it in the fridge where it will last a few more days, up to a week.

Pumpkin Bread

If you enjoy pumpkin dishes, you are going to love this pumpkin bread. It is so easy to make and has the perfect blend of sweetness with pumpkin flavor. Serve it around the holidays or of course make it year-round, any time you have a hankering for something pumpkin. If I can do it, you can do it!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time1 hr 10 mins
Cooling time20 mins
Total Time1 hr 40 mins
Course: Bread
Cuisine: American
Keyword: easy, fast, moist, quick, soft
Servings: 12 Slices
Calories: 301kcal
Author: Matt Taylor

Equipment

  • Hand mixer
  • Spatula
  • Bowls
  • Whisk
  • (2) 8x4 pans (greased and dusted with flour)

Ingredients

  • 2 cups of all-purpose/plain flour 256g
  • 1 tsp. of baking soda 5g
  • 1/2 tsp. of baking powder 3g
  • 1/2 tsp. of salt 3g
  • 1 tsp. of ground cinnamon 5g
  • 1 tsp. of ground cloves 5g
  • 1 tsp. of nutmeg 5g
  • 3/4 cup of unsalted butter 170g
  • 2 cups of white granulated sugar 450g
  • 2 large eggs
  • 15 oz of pure pumpkin 425 g

Instructions

  • Begin by preheating the oven to 325 F/162 C. Mix together all of the dry ingredients, the flour, salt, ground cloves, ground cinnamon, ground nutmeg, baking soda, and baking powder, in a large bowl. Use a whisk or sifter.
  • In a separate large bowl, cream together the softened butter and sugar. Scrape the sides of the bowl with a spatula throughout the batter making process. Then add the eggs one at a time, mixing in between. Followed by the pure canned pumpkin. Mix until just combined. You may use a wooden spoon or stiff whisk instead of a hand mixer.
  • Add in half of the flour mixer and mix it in. Then the other half and mix that it. Remove the beaters and then use a spatula to scrape the sides of the bowl and stir and fold the batter until everything is incorporated.
  • Grease two 8x4 bread pans with shortening and then flour them. Or you may use cooking spray. Pour the batter evenly into the two pans. Bake the pumpkin bread on the middle rack for 65 to 75 minutes until a toothpick comes out clean. Check the bread after 45 minutes, if it is getting too brown, add some aluminum foil on top.
  • Allow the bread to cool for 10 minutes then remove them from their pans and place on a wire rack to cool completely. Eat plain or spread some butter on it. Enjoy!

Video

How to make Pumpkin Bread | Easy Homemade Pumpkin Bread Recipe

Notes

Nutritional facts for homemade pumpkin bread

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30 Comments

  1. Kuntala Bhattacharya

    5 stars
    This is interesting. I have made bread but not with pumpkin. This needs to be tried out for sure.

  2. katrina Kroeplin

    umm yes please! this looks amazing! i need this like right now

  3. Yum! I love pumpkin bread! I am saving your recipe to make for my family this weekend!

  4. 5 stars
    I love a good Pumpkin Bread! It’s my favorite for fall. Share some!

  5. Melanie williams

    I really do love the flavour of pumpkin it is so autumn and winter and makes me feel warm inside. I think this will be my weekend activity all sorted for sure x

  6. Nothing beats a good old fashion pumpkin bread recipe. I can almost smell it from here. This always makes the fall breakfast table so cozy.

  7. 5 stars
    Ooooh, one of my favorite fall foods! It is the ultimate comfort food. I am currently working on a gluten free version for my son. I hope it works out sooner than later!

  8. 5 stars
    I love Pumpkin Bread! This is the perfect time of the year for this yummy recipe.

  9. This reminds me of the pumpkin loaf I always get at Starbucks. I can’t wait to make it!

  10. pumpkin bread is one of the most wonderful parts of autumn. i love that you include cloves. i have never thought of using cloves in my bread but i am sure that would add extra flavor.

  11. 5 stars
    It doesn’t get much more fall than warm pumpkin bread slathered with butter. That looks absolutely amazing.

  12. 5 stars
    Booyah.! Pumpkin bread is one of my favorite sweet bread variations. I’ll definitely be making this.

  13. 5 stars
    Pumpkin bread is one of the best breads ever! It’s so moist and tender and the flavor is out of this world!

  14. Andie Thueson

    5 stars
    You can never go wrong with pumpkin bread! I love eating it year-round 😍

  15. 5 stars
    Love pumpkin bread & this bread looks so soft!! We love adding chocolate chips!

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