We’ve had the most beautiful rainy days this week. Nothing too crazy, just a steady drizzle. My fall garden is so happy, and there is new life popping up all over the place as the oppressive summer heat has finally lifted. I hope you are enjoying the beginning of fall wherever you are as well. It’s always funny for me to think about how most landscapes around the country are transitioning from green to golden hues, and Arizona is doing just the opposite!
Cooler weather means more time in the kitchen for baking too! I was in the mood for something pumpkin-y to celebrate the cooler weather and realized that while I have many pumpkin recipes here on LLK, I don’t have any recipes for pumpkin bread.
This Easy Pumpkin bread recipes is my new go-to! I love the crackly sugared top, and the blend of nutmeg, cinnamon and cloves is just right. It’s moist, but not too dense, and just the right amount of sweetness too.
This loaf didn’t last long around here! I guess pumpkin bread is one of those sweet treats we all love. You could easily double this recipe and make two standard size loaves (9 by 5 inches) and either freeze one or give one to a friend or neighbor. I’ll definitely do that next time.
Do you have a can of pumpkin in the pantry for such a time as this? Better go check and add it to the list if not! I hope you get the chance to make this one cozy day this weekend.
Let me know what you think if you try it!
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Easy Pumpkin Bread
- Prep Time: 20 minutes
- Cook Time: 75 minutes
- Total Time: 1 hour 35 minutes
- Yield: 10 slices 1x
- Category: Bread
- Method: Bake
- Cuisine: American
This Easy Pumpkin Bread is the best ever! I love the crackly sugared top, and the blend of nutmeg, cinnamon and cloves are just right.
- 1 2/3 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1 tablespoon ground cinnamon
- 1 teaspoon ground nutmeg
- 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
- 1 cup granulated sugar
- 1/3 cup brown sugar, packed
- 1 cup vegetable oil
- 3 eggs, beaten
- 1 cup pumpkin puree
- 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 2 teaspoons granulated sugar (for sprinkling on top)
- Preheat oven to 325 degrees.
- Grease a 9 by 5 inch loaf pan, and line with parchment paper if desired (for easy removal later)
- In a large bowl, mix flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, nutmeg and cloves.
- In another bowl, whisk together sugars, oil, eggs, pumpkin puree, and vanilla until smooth.
- Add the wet ingredients into the dry flour mixture and stir by hand until incorporated. Do not over-mix.
- Pour the batter into the prepared pan and sprinkle 2 teaspoons of sugar evenly over the top.
- Bake for 70-75 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.
- Allow to cool in the pan for 20 minutes, then run a knife around the edges and turn the loaf out onto a cooling rack. Cool completely and then store in an airtight container.
- Serving Size: 1 Slice
- Calories: 406
- Sugar: 28g
- Sodium: 267mg
- Fat: 24g
- Saturated Fat: 2.2g
- Unsaturated Fat: 20.5g
- Trans Fat: 0.6g
- Carbohydrates: 46g
- Fiber: 1.8g
- Protein: 4.4g
- Cholesterol: 56mg
Keywords: easy pumpkin bread, pumpkin bread, pumpkin, bread, easy
Can I use cooked pumpkin that has been pureed? And do I use the same amount, 1 cup?
Hi Pam, yes you can use cooked pumpkin that has been pureed. Just make sure that it is not too watery. The canned pumpkin puree that we have here is pretty thick, so you may need to put some of the homemade puree in a strainer lined with cheesecloth to remove some of the excess liquid. Hope this is helpful, and that you enjoy the bread! Happy baking!
Forgot to add – yes, use 1 cup.
Boy this looks darn good! But anyway to make this sugerfree? Thanks!
Hi!😀Have you made muffins with this recipe? Cook time?
Hi Kate! Use this recipe for pumpkin muffins. They are sooo good! https://lovelylittlekitchen.com/best-ever-pumpkin-muffins/
Irene Woo says
Can we hand mix everything or does this recipe require us to use a mixer?
I prefer to mix this recipe by hand. It makes a very tender crumb! Enjoy!
Could self rising flour work?
I’m not sure if that will work as I have not tested this recipe with self rising flour.