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Pumpkin Bread

Recipe from Two Peas and Their Pod

This is the BEST pumpkin bread recipe! It is easy to make, super moist, and perfectly spiced. It will become a staple in your house every fall season.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time45 mins
Total Time1 hr
Course: Snack
Cuisine: American
Keyword: pumpkin bread
Servings: 12
Calories: 189kcal


  • 1 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1 cup pumpkin, not pumpkin pie filling
  • 3/4 cup packed light brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 large eggs, at room temperature
  • 1/4 cup melted butter, slightly cooled
  • 1/4 cup canola or vegetable oil
  • 1/4 cup water or buttermilk
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
  • Turbinado sugar, for sprinkling on bread


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Grease a loaf pan generously with nonstick cooking spray or butter. Set aside.
  • In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger, and cloves. Set aside.
  • In a large bowl, whisk together the pumpkin, brown sugar, sugar, eggs, melted butter, oil, buttermilk, and vanilla extract.
  • Add the dry ingredients and stir until just combined. Don't over mix the batter.
  • Pour the pumpkin batter into the prepared loaf pan and smooth with a spatula. Sprinkle generously with turbinado sugar.
  • Place the loaf pan in the oven and bake for 45 to 60 minutes, depending on your oven. The loaf is done when a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.
  • Remove the pan from the oven and place on a cooling rack. Cool for 10 minutes in the pan. Use a butter knife to loosen the bread in the pan. Turn over and carefully remove the bread from the pan. Let the bread cool completely on the cooling rack. When cool, slice with a serrated knife.


I think the bread is even better the second day. The bread will keep on the counter, wrapped or covered, for up to 4 days. You can also freeze the bread. 


Calories: 189kcal | Carbohydrates: 32g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 27mg | Sodium: 203mg | Potassium: 80mg | Sugar: 17g | Vitamin A: 865IU | Vitamin C: 0.9mg | Calcium: 22mg | Iron: 1.2mg