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Pumpkin Bread

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Make Perfect Pumpkin Bread

It's that time of the year again. Welcome to warm sweaters, red and orange trees, and all things pumpkin. Pumpkin season begins around mid-September and lasts throughout October and November. This versatile fall vegetable – a fruit, botanically – is the star of autumnal classics such as pumpkin soup, pumpkin pie, pumpkin pancakes and pumpkin muffins.

But autumn is also an ideal season for pumpkin bread – a festive loaf perfect for Halloween or Thanksgiving, and an excellent way to enjoy this orange delight. Nothing beats the aroma of pumpkin-filled bread baking in your kitchen on a crisp autumn day. With your morning coffee, for an afternoon snack, or as a holiday treat – this pumpkin bread is sure to become a seasonal hit. 

06 October, 2022
Average: 4 (4 votes)

serves for


total time

1 HR 25 MIN


All purpose flour
1 1/2 cup
Baking soda
1 tsp
Baking powder
1/2 tsp
Ground cinnamon
1 1/2 tsp
1 tsp
1/2 tsp
1 tsp
Canned pumpkin
1 1/2 cups
1 1/2 cups
Vanilla extract
2 tsp
Vegetable oil
1/2 cup
Melted butter
1/2 cup

Step 01

Preheat the oven to 350°F (175°C).

Step 02

Combine the flour, baking soda, baking powder, spices and salt in a mixing bowl. Set aside.

Step 03

In a liquid-measuring cup, combine the oil, butter and vanilla.

Step 04

Combine the pumpkin, sugar, and eggs in a mixing bowl with a paddle attachment.

Step 05

Slowly add the liquid ingredients to a mixer at low speed. Let this process take about 1 to 2 minutes for a light and fluffy mixture.

Step 06

Using a spatula, mix the dry and wet ingredients and fold until combined.

Step 07

Butter a 10 x 5 loaf pan and add parchment paper to the bottom and up the sides to make removal easier.

Step 08

Bake in the preheated oven for 1 hour until the top of the bread is brown; otherwise, it will fall in the middle once removed from the oven.

To give you a taste of the season, we've rounded up our favourite pumpkin recipes to keep you warm during the colder months. Get ready for dishes that show off the pumpkin's versatility. From tortelli and risottos, to a tasty side-dish with chestnuts and onions, these savoury ideas put pumpkin in the spotlight. And for an autumnal feast of tempting treats, we've included these adorable pumpkin-shaped bread rolls – the perfect accompaniment for your favourite meals – and this wonderfully flavourful pumpkin pudding with raisins, the most delicious Thanksgiving idea for a mouthwatering dessert. Is there anything pumpkin can't do? 

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