Pumpkin Bread

Pumpkin BreadFall is here! It was a cloudy day and we were bored so my son and I decided to bake something. My kids baked a pumpkin pie last weekend with their Grandma Fran – it was so good it made me crave pumpkin. I’ve seen a few recipes for pumpkin muffins and bread so I thought I would give bread a try. I wanted it to be spicy and full of flavor like a pie so I added cloves, nutmeg, ginger and cinnamon. I used extra pumpkin puree because I wanted a lot of pumpkin flavor and I also added walnuts for a great crunch. It turned out so moist and delicious. My kids LOVED it, they both had two pieces and asked if they could have it for dessert after dinner.

  • 1 cup of pumpkin puree
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 1/3 cups of white sugar
  • 1 1/2 cups + 1 tbsp of flour
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp ground nutmeg
  • 1/2 tsp ground cloves
  • 1/4 tsp ground ginger
  • 1 cup walnut pieces

Pumpkin BreadPreheat the oven to 350 degrees.

Grease and flour a 9×5 inch loaf pan. In a large bowl, mix together the pumpkin, oil, eggs, and sugar. Combine the flour, salt, baking soda, baking powder, cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves and ginger; stir into the pumpkin mixture until well combined, add walnuts and mix. Pour the batter into the greased loaf pan. Bake in the oven for 55-65 minutes or until a tester comes out clean when inserted into the center of the loaf. Enjoy.

Pumpkin Bread

This bread is perfectly wonderful plain but it’s even better slathered with a little bit of butter. It’s absolutely irresistible.

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39 Responses to “Pumpkin Bread”

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    Joe Horn — October 2, 2008 @ 5:25 am

    Looks Awesome. Fall is here, yeah. The time is hear for one pot meals and stews! How about snow!


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    recipes2share — October 2, 2008 @ 6:26 am

    All the colour and aroma of autumn! This looks fab & I'm not surprised your kids loved it!


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    Priya — October 2, 2008 @ 6:34 am

    Amazing work Pam…really looking yummy n am tempted to prepare them immediately…sure will give a try soon..


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    My Sweet & Saucy — October 2, 2008 @ 7:28 am

    What to start the season off right…this looks delicious!


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    Lore — October 2, 2008 @ 7:43 am

    Believe it or not I’ve never had pumpkin bread before. I love walnuts and those spices sound great so I might give it a try this fall. Looks delicious!


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    Kay — October 2, 2008 @ 8:45 am

    This looks so good. I just love autumn food.


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    The Blonde Duck — October 2, 2008 @ 10:32 am

    I love pumpkin bread. I make it every year for our neighbors and friends. My in-laws go crazy over it, so I’m baking like nine loaves for all of them this year!


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    Amanda — October 2, 2008 @ 12:08 pm

    I’m not a big pumpkin fan (I know I know) but I know plenty who are. This actually looks really good!


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    Prudy — October 2, 2008 @ 12:27 pm

    I sure wish I could have a slice of that this morning for breakfast, especially so full of nuts. Congrats on your well-deserved award!


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    HDMac — October 2, 2008 @ 1:08 pm

    That looks so yummy! Note to self, make some pumpkin bread this weekend! 🙂

    Thanks for the recipe!


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    Cheryl — October 2, 2008 @ 1:29 pm

    I have never made Pumpkin Bread,looks delicious!


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    Marjie — October 2, 2008 @ 2:07 pm

    I’ve been meaning to make pumpkin bread for a while now (years, really), and this is so pretty that I might just get my butt in gear and try it!


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    Maria — October 2, 2008 @ 2:17 pm

    Pumpkin is calling my name. I haven’t had time to make anything with it yet, but I will soon! I love it! Your bread looks extra good too!


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    Jeni — October 2, 2008 @ 2:33 pm

    I’ve been wanting to make banana bread but we can never seem to let the bananas sit around long enough (we eat them). This sounds easy and like it would fill that craving! Thanks for the recipe!


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    Gloria — October 2, 2008 @ 3:21 pm

    Pam, this bread look absolutely beautiful and tasty, I can smell.My favorite times is Fall!!! love it, But we are in Spring now, xxxGloria


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    Live.Love.Eat — October 2, 2008 @ 3:43 pm

    This looks divine, especially with the butter on it. That’s exactly how my plate would look!!!!


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    nicole — October 2, 2008 @ 4:01 pm

    I love everything pumpkin. Your bread looks fantastic and I’m sure it made your kitchen smell great.


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    anudivya — October 2, 2008 @ 4:04 pm

    Those are my favorite spices… cloves, nutmeg, & ginger. I try to sneak them whenever I can. Love the texture of the pumpkin bread.


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    Anonymous — October 2, 2008 @ 4:05 pm



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    Usha — October 2, 2008 @ 5:59 pm

    Your pumpkin bread looks wonderful Pam,perfect for fall..and what a coincidence just today I was staring at the can of pumpkin puree in my pantry wondering when I am going to use it…I will positively try this soon..oh and thanks so much for your wonderful words 🙂


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    Jan — October 2, 2008 @ 7:45 pm

    That bread looks delish!


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    Grace — October 2, 2008 @ 9:43 pm

    what a terrific color! i think bread looks exponentially more tasty the more buttah you put on it. 🙂


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    Michele — October 2, 2008 @ 9:57 pm

    that’s a little bit of butter??? Just kidding…all that butter looks divine on top of the pumpkin bread. I couldn’t resist a slice if were in front of me!


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    Aggie — October 2, 2008 @ 10:18 pm

    What a beautiful pumpkin bread! I’ve been craving pumpkin lately too! Wish I had a slice of this to satisfy that craving! It looks so moist too.


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    Kevin — October 3, 2008 @ 1:26 am

    Pumpkin pie bread is really good. Great shot with the melting butter!


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    MaryBeth — October 3, 2008 @ 2:42 am

    I simply love pumpkin bread, I make some every year. I don’t use nuts instead i replace them with chocolate chips.


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    Suma Rajesh — October 3, 2008 @ 3:22 am

    there are my fav spices in and its a unique bread…love the soft texture..


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    Heather — October 3, 2008 @ 12:41 pm

    ohh i just made pumpkin bread the other day! i haven’t posted it yet, though. this one looks delicious, though!


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    Kelly — October 3, 2008 @ 11:13 pm

    Yum! This is in my oven right now, smelling delicious–thanks for sharing!


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    Nazarina A — October 5, 2008 @ 4:34 am

    May I have another slice because I have already eaten with my eyes!!!


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    Lindsay — October 5, 2008 @ 10:24 pm

    Just pulled this out of the oven – it’s extremely delicious! What a fantastic recipe.


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    Mochachocolata Rita — October 6, 2008 @ 2:15 am

    gosh, i’ve failed baking the perfect pumpkin cake manyyy timessss

    i’ll try again soon! 🙂


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    Jeni — October 6, 2008 @ 2:13 pm

    I tried out your pumpkin bread this weekend and it was GREAT! Thanks for the recipe. My adaptation is here.


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    Jeni — October 6, 2008 @ 2:16 pm

    Yikes I just saw the “Ask before using” thing on your blog! Is it okay?


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    Natasha — October 7, 2008 @ 11:33 am

    I’ve never made pumpkin bread, but I love anything with pumpkins. Being a novice baker who’s just recently been discovering that baking isn’t really that complicated, I’m very keen on new simple recipes that will boost my baking confidence a bit more. I haven’t bought any pumpkins this year yet, but I will and this is now on the top of my “to make” list!


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    Maris — October 7, 2008 @ 4:02 pm

    This looks like a great recipe! I love walnuts in bread.For something different I bet dried cranberries would also be yummy!


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    soulchocolate — October 10, 2008 @ 11:26 am

    This looks really yummy. I bet it tastes just as good- the crunchy nuts amidst the softness of the bread….oooh!!! It’s perfect for a guilt-free breakfast too!


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    Anonymous — October 12, 2008 @ 7:25 pm

    Second time baking this bread this week. Smells delicious. A wonderful fall treat!


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    Chris B — May 1, 2012 @ 5:33 pm

    In your banana bread recipe you use melted butter and here are using vegetable oil, what is the difference?


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