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Pumpkin Bread

Pumpkin Bread is loaded with warm spices and full of delicious pumpkin flavor. This recipe will become one of your absolute favorites!.

Pumpkin Bread is loaded with warm spices and full of delicious pumpkin flavor. This recipe will become one of your absolute favorites!

Hello, there! It’s been a little while since I posted last here on My Baking Addiction and I totally miss you guys.

I wish my time away was due to some exotic vacation, but it was mainly because I was nursing a knee injury after falling off of my porch (I was totally sober btw) while trying to water a fern. And then I got hit with an epic sinus situation that lasted well over a week. Fun times over here.

And now here we are at the end of August.

Pumpkin Bread is loaded with warm spices and full of delicious pumpkin flavor. So perfect for fall!

My little babe is headed off to preschool soon and I’m ready to make allthepumpkinthings for you. Starting with this pumpkin bread.

If you’ve been following my blog for years, you know that fall is my fave, so I’ve been over here counting down the days until September.

Because September means it’s time to bust out the fall decor, light up the Leaves candle from Bath and Body Works, and start publishing fall recipes for you.

Which basically means every pumpkin dessert you can imagine.

Pumpkin Bread is loaded with warm spices and full of delicious pumpkin flavor. Moist, flavorful and perfect for fall!

Please don’t tell me it’s too soon. It’s only 63 degrees here today, I have leaves all over my backyard, and I’m wearing a long sleeved shirt. It’s TIME.

This pumpkin bread has been on my blog for what seems like forever, but the pictures and text were a little outdated, so I thought I’d freshen them up for you!

Every year it’s one of the most popular recipes on My Baking Addiction along with my homemade pumpkin pie spice, pumpkin roll and pumpkin crunch cake. Notice a theme here?

Pumpkin Bread is loaded with warm spices and full of delicious pumpkin flavor. It's the perfect fall breakfast with a cup of piping hot coffee!

If you love fall baking as much as I do, get in the kitchen and whip up a triple batch of the pumpkin pie spice recipe, store it in an airtight jar, and you’ll have your own spice blend for every pumpkin recipe you whip up from now until December.

PUMPKIN BREAD RECIPE

Okay, let’s chat about this pumpkin bread. There is nothing that signifies fall for me more than this recipe. I’ve been making it for years – long before my blog and it shows up countless times in my kitchen throughout the season.

Pumpkin Bread is loaded with warm spices and full of delicious pumpkin flavor. Everyone will be begging you for this recipe!

It’s sweet, spicy and incredibly moist. I know, I know, moist is not my favorite word either, but there is really no way to adequately describe this Pumpkin Bread recipe without mentioning that word.

Pumpkin Bread gets better with time, so whip it up a day or so in advance before you plan on eating it or giving it.

Because let me tell you, it makes a great gift for neighbors, a hostess gift, or a gift for your boss if you’re looking to butter them up a bit.

HOW TO MAKE PUMPKIN BREAD

This is a seriously easy pumpkin bread recipe. It takes a bit of time to bake, but I bet you can pull together the batter in about the same amount of time it’ll take for the oven to preheat.

Like all quick-bread recipes, we mix together the wet ingredients in one bowl, which in this case includes a whole can of pumpkin puree. Make sure to use pumpkin puree, not pumpkin pie filling!

In another, we’ll whisk together our dry ingredients. From there, we’ll mix the two together before dividing into prepared loaf pans.

If you want to add any extras, like chopped pecans, dried cranberries or even chocolate chips, simply fold them in before you add the batter to the load pans.

This Pumpkin Bread recipe make 2 loaves, so you could always keep one loaf for yourself and gift the other to a friend or neighbor, or take it as a hostess gift at Thanksgiving.

Or you could keep them both for yourself. It freezes beautifully, after all. Serve it up plain, toasted, with a spread of butter, or get a little adventurous, fry it up in a pan, and serve it up French toast style!

Pumpkin Muffins

If you love pumpkin bread, but are looking for pumpkin muffins? This recipe works beautifully for both.

Simply divide the batter into muffin into muffin tins that are either sprayed with non-stick cooking spray or lined with paper liners.

Bake them up at 350°F for about 18-20 minutes and you’ll have some seriously delicious pumpkin muffins!

PUMPKIN CHOCOLATE CHIP BREAD

If you love pumpkin paired with chocolate, feel free to add in about 1 1/2 cups of chocolate chips to the batter to make Pumpkin Chocolate Chip bread!

You can thank me later.

Close up of sliced pumpkin bread on a cooling rack

Pumpkin Bread

Yield: 2 loaves
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour
Total Time: 1 hour 20 minutes

Pumpkin Bread is loaded with warm spices and full of delicious pumpkin flavor. This recipe will become one of your absolute favorites!.

Ingredients

  • 1 15 ounce-can pure pumpkin puree
  • 4 large eggs
  • 1 cup vegetable oil
  • 2/3 cup water
  • 2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
  • 2 1/2 cups sugar
  • 3 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons kosher salt
  • 2 tablespoons pumpkin pie spice

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Grease and flour two 8.5 x 4 x 2.5 inch loaf pans.
  2. In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment or in a large bowl with an electric mixer, combine pumpkin, eggs, oil, water, vanilla and sugar until well blended.
  3. In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, baking soda, salt, and pumpkin pie spice until combined.
  4. Stir the dry ingredients into the pumpkin mixture until just blended. Pour batter into the prepared pans.
  5. Bake in preheated oven for 60-70 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.

Notes

  • This bread is a fantastic base for all sorts of additions. Get creative by adding in chopped nuts, chocolate chips, dried cranberries or whatever else sounds good to you.

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Gerri

Friday 13th of November 2020

I want to add fresh cranberries How much should i add

Amy

Tuesday 22nd of September 2020

Love this recipe! I make it often! I sub applesauce for the oil and add chocolate chips. I make mini bread loaves and mini muffins--my kids love the muffins in their lunches!

Jamie

Monday 28th of September 2020

So happy to hear you enjoy the recipe, Amy! Thanks so much for stopping by and leaving your feedback! -Jamie

Michele Crysel

Saturday 19th of October 2019

I made this day before yesterday just as written-wow!! Amazing taste,so moist!I added a little cream cheese icing on a piece or two-but its just as delicious plain!!

Jamie

Tuesday 22nd of October 2019

So happy to hear you enjoyed the bread, Michele! Thanks so much for stopping by and leaving your feedback! -Jamie

Karen

Saturday 7th of September 2019

Made this last year and there was too much pumpkin spice in it, maybe because I used storebought? Making it again today and I used about 1T of (again, storebought) spice. It's still in the oven but the batter tastes great!

Jamie

Tuesday 10th of September 2019

That might totally be the issue, Karen. I love my homemade spice blend, so that's typically what I use. :)

Patricia Mapley

Saturday 27th of April 2019

I had some pumpkin left over from another recipe so I made half of the recipe for your pumpkin bread. It made a loaf and 2 muffins. Since the bread is a gift I didn't add anything to the original recipe. I am enjoying a muffin right now. Shear perfection! Just the right amount of spice. Thanks for sharing.

Jamie

Sunday 28th of April 2019

So happy to hear you enjoyed the bread, Patricia! Thanks so much for stopping by and leaving your feedback! -Jamie

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