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The Best Pumpkin Bread Recipe

If you enjoy moist and delicious pumpkin bread, I think you are going to love this recipe. This is my favorite pumpkin recipe. It is easy and fast to whip up in one bowl.

Pumpkin spice bread

Pumpkin spice bread

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How to Make Pumpkin Bread

When making this recipe, I like to use my stand mixer; however, you can use a hand mixer or mix by hand. You only need one bowl and a loaf pan.

Pumpkin Loaf Ingredients 

  • 1 1/4 cup pumpkin puree (not pumpkin pie filling)
  • 3/4 cup granulated white sugar
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 2 eggs
  • 3 tbsp milk
  • 2 cups flour
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 1/2 tsp pumpkin pie spice
  • 1/2 baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • Optional ingredients: add 1/2 cup of either chopped nuts, chocolate chips, or dried cranberries.

The ingredients are simple pantry staples. You can use whole cinnamon nutmeg cloves, and ginger in place of the pumpkin pie spice.


Bread ingredients

Preheat your oven to 350 degrees (F) and grease or use one of these liners a 9 x 5 loaf pan or 5 mini loaf pans.

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In a medium bowl, mix the wet ingredients: pumpkin, sugar, vegetable oil, eggs, and milk.

Then slowly add in the dry ingredients and stir just until combined.

Pour the pumpkin bread batter into your prepared pan (s).

Batter in loaf pan

Bread batter in a loaf pan

Bake bread for 60 minutes in a preheated 350-degree oven for a large loaf pan.  Test doneness when a toothpick inserted in the center and comes out clean.

Remove the bread from the oven and place on a cooling rack for 15 minutes. Then turn out and allow to cool to room temperature before storing.

Pumpkin spice bread

Pumpkin spice quick bread

Delicious Serving Ideas

Serve pumpkin bread with butter and pumpkin spice latte. This cozy fall favorite is a wonderful snack anytime.

Slice fresh baked bread

Slice freshly baked bread

Another serving suggestion is to frost with cream cheese frosting for a sweet treat. This bread is perfectly used for french toast served with butter and maple syrup.

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Serve bread with butter

Serve bread with butter.

Pumpkin bread is wonderful for gift-giving. You can give mini loaves wrapped in parchment paper tied up with pretty bakers twine.

Thick slices of pumpkin bread

Thick slices of our favorite pumpkin bread recipe

Thick slices of pumpkin bread

Pumpkin Bread

Easy delicious pumpkin bread recipe.
5 from 6 votes
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Course: bread
Cuisine: American, Comfort Food, Southern
Keyword: best pumpkin bread recipe, pumpkin bread, pumpkin bread recipe
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour
Servings: 8
Calories: 342kcal
Cost: 3


  • cup pumpkin puree
  • ¾ cup sugar
  • ½ cup oil
  • 2 eggs
  • 3 Tablespoon milk
  • 2 cups flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon baking powder
  • teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
  • ¼ teaspoon salt


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees and grease a loaf pan (9 x 5)
  • In a medium mixer bowl mix together, add pumpkin, sugar, oil, eggs, and milk.
  • Slowly add in the flour, baking soda, baking powder, cinnamon, nutmeg, pumpkin pie spice, and salt. Stir until combined. Do not over stir.
  • Pour batter into the prepared loaf pan and place in the oven.
  • Bake for 55- 60 minutes.
  • Test doneness with a toothpick.
  • Allow bread to cool for 15 minutes in the pan then turn out onto a cooling rack.



Calories: 342kcal | Carbohydrates: 46g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 16g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 41mg | Sodium: 257mg | Potassium: 136mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 20g | Vitamin A: 6029IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 45mg | Iron: 2mg
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Optional Ingredients

  • Top with a few tablespoons of pepitas.
Pumpkin bread with Pepitas topping

Pumpkin bread with Pepitas topping

  • Mix in 2/3 cup chocolate chips or chopped nuts
Chocolate chip pumpkin bread

Chocolate chip pumpkin bread

  •  Top with cinnamon sugar {mix 1 tablespoon with 1/4 teaspoon}
  • Crumb Topping
  • Pumpkin bread with crumb topping

    Pumpkin bread with crumb topping

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Another favorite pumpkin recipe is this easy pumpkin spice latte you can make at home.

Pumpkin Spice Latte

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If you like to give baked goods for Christmas gifts, you will also like this super easy and delicious cranberry nut bread recipe.

Cranberry nut bread

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Bon appétit,


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Tuesday 31st of August 2021

If I’m substituting the other spices for pumpkin pie spice, what are the amounts I should use?

Brooke Fedigan

Friday 6th of November 2020

This looks so amazing! I love all the options with the different toppings. Also, the pumpkin latte recipe is a perfect match. Thanks for sharing.

Kim Purvis

Monday 2nd of November 2020

What a fantastic picture and recipe! Pinned to try it!

Linda Johnston

Monday 2nd of November 2020

Love pumpkin bread. So does my daughter at school Think Il. make and mail her some. We love it wiht cream cheese spread like butter on it for breakfast of afternoon snack


Monday 2nd of November 2020

That looks amazing! I've already got a can of puree open and am getting ready to make this, but with gluten free flour. Hope it comes out as good!

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