Deliciously Moist Pumpkin Bread Recipe

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Pumpkin Bread Recipe – Bake up a taste of fall with this deliciously moist pumpkin bread recipe. Simple, easy, and quick, you can even add walnuts, pecans, or chocolate chips. Thank you to WonderMix for sponsoring this recipe!

sliced loaf of homemade pumpkin bread on a wooden cutting board with a decorative pumpkin

There’s nothing quite like a pumpkin bread recipe to bring the taste of fall right into your very own kitchen. Filled with pumpkin and the flavors of pumpkin spice, this is one quick bread I look forward to every year.

Pumpkin bread is a lot like banana bread. It has many of the same ingredients; only it has pumpkin instead of banana.

While I haven’t tried it myself, I would think that you could also make muffins with this recipe, if you don’t want to actually make a bread loaf. The muffins will be sweet, moist, and everything you love about a fall morning.

A couple weeks ago, I shared a buttermilk cornbread recipe we’d made, using milled corn from our WonderMill grain mill.

baked pumpkin bread loaf in bread loaf pan

Now with the help of my WonderMix, pumpkin bread is quite easy to make. You really just have to mix a few ingredients, pour the dough into a greased loaf pan, and bake it.

Homemade pumpkin bread is the best! It’s right up there with pumpkin spice muffins!

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If you’d rather skip all of my baking tips, important cooking info for this recipe, and similar recipe ideas – and get straight to the deliciously easy pumpkin bread recipe – just scroll down to the bottom, where you’ll find a printable recipe card.

TELL ME MORE ABOUT WONDERMIX!

WonderMix is “the kitchen mixer that’s built for life.” I love using my WonderMix when I’m baking.

The WonderMix Revolution Mixer is an all-in-one kitchen mixer with optional attachments like cookie whips, a blender, and a food processor.

WonderMix kitchen mixer with accessories, perfect for mixing up a pumpkin bread recipe

Features of the WonderMix include the following:

  • 900-watt motor
  • Direct drive high torque transmission
  • 3 speeds and pulse function
  • Large 5.5-qt. bowl with handle that’s dishwasher safe
  • Dough hook
  • BPA free
  • Cord storage
  • and so much more… You can read more about the features on the WonderMix site.

WHAT ATTACHMENTS CAN I GET FOR THE WONDERMIX?

There are several attachments you can get to complement your WonderMix, including the blender, cookie whips, a slicer/shredder, meat grinder, grain flaker, and grain mill.

HOW DOES THE WONDERMIX REALLY WORK?

I love how easy the WonderMix is to use and how easy it is to clean up.

The large capacity bowl is very important when mixing larger quantities of foods, and I love that it actually has a handle. I don’t have to wrestle with the bowl to remove the ingredients.

handle on WonderMix kitchen mixer bowl with pumpkin bread recipe dough inside bowl

I also like that the bowl is deep and ingredients don’t splatter out near as easily, if ever, while mixing. It also has a lid that prevents splatters and flour dust.

The beaters really do mix the ingredients in the bowl; they don’t leave chunks of unmixed ingredients in the bottom. And while I do have to occasionally scrape the sides, this mixer does a really good job overall of mixing up my recipes.

The speed did throw me for a loop at first because it doesn’t get louder the faster it goes. I wasn’t quite used to that.

WonderMix kitchen mixer, perfect for fall pumpkin bread recipe

It’s easy to scrape contents out of the bowl when I’m done mixing, even with the center console for the drive shaft there. And did I mention it’s easy to clean up, even after making a batch of homemade pumpkin bread?

WHERE CAN I BUY PUMPKINS FOR PUMPKIN RECIPES?

You can either use fresh pumpkin for this recipe or canned pumpkin.

Fresh pumpkins are easy to find this time of year; you can buy pumpkins at any grocery store, pumpkin patch, or orchard. You can find canned pumpkin in the baking aisle of your nearest grocery store too.

HOW DO I MAKE PUMPKIN PUREE?

Homemade pumpkin purée is really easy to make. In fact, I have a recipe you can follow for homemade pumpkin purée.

The recipe involves roasting the pumpkins and blending the pumpkin flesh into a smooth purée, meaning you can use the blender on your WonderMix to make the purée.

homemade pumpkin bread recipe dough in WonderMix mixer bowl

IS CANNED PUMPKIN THE SAME AS PUMPKIN PUREE?

I got this question the other day from a reader… I can see how it might be a bit confusing because they can look quite different from each other.

Canned pumpkin is, however, pumpkin purée. The only difference I see when using either/both is that homemade pumpkin purée can have a bit more water and be a little more juicy than store bought canned pumpkin.

You can use either kind of pumpkin for this pumpkin bread recipe.

TIPS FOR HOW TO MAKE PUMPKIN BREAD

You’ll need a bread loaf pan to bake easy pumpkin bread. You’ll need to grease the pan well, either with cooking spray or with shortening/butter.

mixing butter and sugar for pumpkin bread recipe in WonderMix kitchen mixer
  • Pre-heat the oven to 350°.
  • Mix together the softened butter and sugar; then mix in the eggs, vanilla extract, and pumpkin.
mixing eggs into pumpkin bread recipe dough with WonderMix kitchen mixer
  • Sift together the dry ingredients, including the flour, salt, baking soda, baking powder, pumpkin pie spice, and ground cloves.
  • Mix the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients.
sifting dry ingredients for pumpkin bread recipe
  • Then add the chopped walnuts and mix again.
  • You can add a cup or so of chocolate chips, as well, if you’d like to make chocolate chip pumpkin bread.
  • Pour the dough into a well greased loaf pan, and bake at 350° for about an hour, or until a toothpick (or cake tester) inserted in the center comes out clean.
dough for pumpkin bread recipe in bread loaf pan
  • Remove your loaf of deliciously moist pumpkin bread from the oven, and let it cool in the pan for about 10 minutes.
  • Then run a butter knife around the edge of your loaf, and slip the loaf out of the pan onto a wire rack to cool.
best pumpkin bread recipe, sliced on cutting board

We love to slice our bread while it’s still slightly warm (but not too hot) and slather it with butter. It’s so good!

slice of pumpkin bread with butter on white plate

WHAT IF I DON’T HAVE PUMPKIN PIE SPICE?

That’s ok! What is in pumpkin pie spice is a mixture of spices, including ground cinnamon, nutmeg, and ginger; it may also include cloves and allspice.

You can use these spices, individually, if you have them. You’ll just need to use a smaller amount of each spice you choose to use, so they can work together to create the amount of pumpkin pie spice you would need, in this case, a teaspoon.

I would definitely try to use cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger, and even allspice if possible.

sliced pumpkin bread on cutting board with decorative pumpkin

MORE PUMPKIN RECIPES YOU MAY ENJOY:

Classic Pumpkin Pie from Scratch

Pumpkin Sugar Cookies

Pumpkin Roll

Instant Pot Pumpkin Spice Cheesecake

Pumpkin Spice Gooey Butter Cake

Creamy No Bake Pumpkin Dessert

slice of moist pumpkin spice bread with butter on white plate

KITCHEN TOOLS YOU’LL NEED TO MAKE PUMPKIN BREAD:

WonderMix Kitchen Mixer

Spatula – for pouring the dough into the loaf pan.

Sifter

Loaf Pan

Cake Tester – While you can also use a toothpick, I kinda love my li’l cake tester.

Wire Rack

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Deliciously Moist Pumpkin Bread Recipe

Deliciously Moist Pumpkin Bread Recipe

Bake up a taste of fall with this deliciously moist pumpkin bread recipe. Simple, easy, and quick, you can even add walnuts, pecans, or chocolate chips.

Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Cooling Time 30 minutes
Total Time 2 hours

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter
  • 1 cup pure cane sugar
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup pumpkin purée
  • 2 cups unbleached all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoons salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice, *
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 3/4 cup walnuts, chopped

Instructions

  1. Pre-heat the oven to 350°, and grease a loaf pan well.**
  2. Mix together the softened butter and sugar; then mix in the eggs, vanilla extract, and pumpkin.
  3. Sift together the dry ingredients, including the flour, salt, baking soda, baking powder, pumpkin pie spice, and ground cloves.
  4. Mix the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients.
  5. Then add the chopped walnuts and mix again.***
  6. Pour the dough into a well greased loaf pan, and bake at 350° for about an hour, or until a toothpick (or cake tester) inserted in the center comes out clean.
  7. Remove your loaf of deliciously moist pumpkin bread from the oven, and let it cool in the pan for about 10 minutes. 
  8. Then run a butter knife around the edge of your loaf, and slip the loaf out of the pan onto a wire rack to cool.
  9. Serve with butter, jelly, or whatever your heart desires!

Notes

* If you don't have pumpkin pie spice, you can use individual spices instead.I would definitely try to use cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger, and even allspice if possible.

**You can make this recipe into a pumpkin bread loaf, or you can use a muffin tin and make pumpkin muffins instead.

***You can add a cup or so of chocolate chips, as well, if you'd like to make chocolate chip pumpkin bread.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

12

Serving Size:

12 people

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 282 Saturated Fat: 5g Cholesterol: 66mg Sodium: 163mg Carbohydrates: 35g Fiber: 1g Sugar: 17g Protein: 5g
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