Pumpkin Bread Recipe

Hey there, pumpkin lovers! Are you craving that warm, comforting taste of fall? Look no further than this fantastic pumpkin bread recipe. It’s incredibly easy to make, bursting with pumpkin flavor, and makes two perfect loaves for sharing (or keeping all to yourself, we won’t judge!).

This recipe is similar to our other favorite quick breads, like banana bread, but with the magical touch of pumpkin puree and those cozy fall spices. Plus, it’s based on our popular pumpkin cake and cupcakes, so you know it’s a winner. We love it slathered with honey butter for a delightful fall treat, but it’s also perfect as a dessert or even a breakfast option.

Here’s why this recipe is the absolute best:

  • It has that perfect fall flavor and a moist, melt-in-your-mouth crumb.
  • You only need a handful of pantry staples, no fancy equipment required! Just grab your mixing bowls, a whisk, and two loaf pans.
  • It comes together in just 10 minutes, so you can be enjoying this delicious bread in no time.
  • Feeling creative? Customize it! Add chocolate chips, nuts, or even a sprinkle of pumpkin pie spice for an extra kick.

This bread is so versatile, just like the famous Starbucks pumpkin bread. Want to add a little crunch? Top it with some pepitas (pumpkin seeds). Feeling like fruit? Toss in some raisins, cranberries, or even chopped nuts.

Now, let’s get baking! Here’s a list of everything you’ll need:

  • All-purpose flour: This is the base for our amazing crumb.
  • Sugar: Sweetens the bread and keeps it moist.
  • Baking soda and baking powder: These help the bread rise beautifully.
  • Cinnamon: The key ingredient for that warm fall flavor. Feel free to add more if you like it extra spicy.
  • Salt: A pinch to balance out all the sweetness.
  • Eggs: Make sure they’re at room temperature for the best rise.
  • Oil: Use a light oil like olive, vegetable, or corn so it doesn’t overpower the pumpkin flavor.
  • Pumpkin puree: Don’t accidentally grab pumpkin pie mix! If you’re using homemade puree, make sure it’s well-drained to avoid a soggy bread.
  • Optional goodies: We love adding a touch of vanilla extract, but feel free to get creative with chocolate chips, nuts, or a sprinkle of pumpkin pie spice.

Here’s a pro tip: Stick with the oil, don’t swap it for butter. The oil is what keeps this bread so incredibly moist and delicious.

Ready to bake? It’s easy as can be! Just whisk together the dry ingredients in one bowl, then the wet ingredients in another. Combine the wet and dry mixtures, pour it into your prepared loaf pans, and bake! That’s all there is to it.

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Pumpkin Bread Recipe (So Easy!)

Pumpkin Bread Recipe

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pumpkin lovers! Are you craving that warm, comforting taste of fall? Look no further than this fantastic pumpkin bread recipe.

  • Total Time: 1 hour
  • Yield: 16 slices 1x


  • 2 cups flour
  • 1 ½ cups sugar
  • 1 tsp baking soda (sifted)
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 2 tsp cinnamon
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 3 eggs (room temperature)
  • 1 cup olive oil (or vegetable/corn oil)
  • 15 oz pumpkin puree


  1. Preheat oven to 350°F (175°C). Grease and flour two bread pans (8 ½” x 4 ½”).
  2. In a large bowl, whisk together flour, sugar, baking soda, powder, cinnamon, and salt.
  3. In another bowl, whisk eggs, oil, and pumpkin puree.
  4. Pour wet ingredients into dry and whisk until smooth. Divide batter between pans.
  5. Bake 45-55 minutes (or until a toothpick inserted comes out clean).
  6. Cool in pans 10-15 minutes, then transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.


Bake time may vary depending on your oven and pan color. Darker pans cook faster.

  • Author: Anwar
  • Prep Time: 10
  • Cook Time: 50
  • Category: Breakfast, Dessert
  • Cuisine: American


  • Calories: 270kcal
  • Fat: 15g
  • Carbohydrates: 33g
  • Protein: 3g


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