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Embrace the cozy flavors of fall with this deliciously moist and perfectly spiced pumpkin bread. Whether you’re a seasoned baker or just starting, this recipe is straightforward and rewarding. Let the warm scents of cinnamon, nutmeg, and cloves fill your kitchen as you bake.

Ingredients for pumpkin bread recipe

  • 1 and 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • One teaspoon of baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • Two teaspoons of ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
  • Two large eggs
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup packed light brown sugar
  • 1 and 1/2 cups pumpkin puree
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 1/4 cup orange juice
  • One teaspoon of pure vanilla extract
  • Optional: 1/2 cup chopped nuts or chocolate chips

Instructions for pumpkin bread recipe

  1. Begin by preheating your oven to 350°F (175°C) and generously butter a 9×5-inch loaf pan.
  2. Whisk together flour, baking soda, baking powder, salt, cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger, and cloves in a medium bowl.
  3. Thoroughly whisk the eggs, granulated sugar, and brown sugar in a large bowl.
  4. Stir in the pumpkin puree, vegetable oil, orange juice, and vanilla extract into the egg mixture until smooth.
  5. Gradually incorporate the dry ingredients into the wet, mixing until combined to avoid overmixing.
  6. If desired, gently fold nuts or chocolate chips into the batter.
  7. Pour the batter Into the prepared loaf pan, smoothing the top for even baking.
  8. Bake in the oven for 60 to 65 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
  9. Cool the bread in the pan on a wire rack for 10 minutes, then remove from the pan and cool completely on the rack.
  10. Serve the pumpkin bread at room temperature, sliced to your preference.

FAQ Section

Q: Can I make this recipe gluten-free?  

A: Absolutely! Substitute the all-purpose flour with your favorite gluten-free flour blend. Just be sure it’s a 1:1 replacement.


Q: How can I store the pumpkin bread?  

A: Keep the pumpkin bread wrapped in plastic or an airtight container at room temperature for up to 3 days. For longer storage, refrigerate for up to a week or freeze for up to 3 months.


Q: Can I alter the recipe to include more add-ins?  

A: Yes, feel free to customize your pumpkin bread! Consider adding dried fruits, such as cranberries, raisins, nuts, or chocolate chips.


Q: What beverages pair well with this pumpkin bread?  

A: This spiced pumpkin loaf pairs wonderfully with coffee, tea, or even a glass of milk. For a festive touch, enjoy it with some warm apple cider.



Please note that nutritional values vary based on specific ingredient choices and amounts. Consider using a nutrition calculator with your exact ingredients for an accurate calculation.

Embrace the quintessential taste of fall with this simple yet tasty pumpkin bread recipe. Whether enjoying a slice for breakfast or as an afternoon treat, this homemade fall baking delight will satisfy your pumpkin cravings.

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