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5 slices of pumpkin bread placed on round tray with glass of milk on side.
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Pumpkin Bread Recipe

Super moist, easy and loads of pumpkin flavor, this delicious soft bread is a winner every time!
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time1 hr 5 mins
Course: Desserts
Cuisine: American, World
Diet: Nut-free
Servings: 18
Calories: 282kcal
Author: Farrukh Aziz


For Dry Ingredients

  • 3 cups All Purpose Flour
  • teaspoon Baking Soda
  • 1 teaspoon Baking Powder
  • ¾ teaspoon Salt
  • 2 teaspoons Ground Cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon Ground Cloves
  • 1 teaspoon Ground Nutmeg
  • 1 teaspoon Ground Ginger
  • ½ teaspoon Ground All Spice

For Wet Ingredients (at room temperature)

  • 1 cup Melted Unsalted Butter
  • 2 cups Brown Sugar
  • 4 Eggs lightly beaten
  • 2 cups Pumpkin Purée
  • 2 teaspoons Vanilla Extract
  • 2 teaspoons Lemon Zest
  • cup Milk


  • Preheat the oven at 165 degree Celsius (325 degrees F) for 15 minutes. Grease and line 9*5 inch loaf pan.
  • Dry ingredients : In a bowl, add flour, baking soda, baking powder, salt, ground cinnamon, cloves, nutmeg, ginger and all spice. Combine everything well and set aside.
  • Wet ingredients : In another large bowl, add melted butter, brown sugar, lightly beaten eggs, pumpkin purée, vanilla, lemon zest and milk. Whisk well.
  • Add dry ingredients into the wet ingredients and stir until just combined.
  • Pour the batter into greased loaf pan and bake for 60-65 minutes or until the toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
  • Let the bread cool in the pan itself for 15 minutes. Then transfer it to a wire rack and cook completely. Slice and serve.


Tips : Use the exact amount or weight of ingredients to get perfect moist bread each time.
You can use 3 teaspoons pumpkin pie spice instead of ground ginger, nutmeg, cloves and all spice.
Avoid over mixing the batter, a couple of lumps is absolutely fine. 
You can reduce the recipe to half or double or triple the amount as per the need.
The recipe variations, vegan options and replacements has been mentioned in detail in the post above.
These loaves freezes beautifully, you can make it ahead of time and store.  


Calories: 282kcal | Carbohydrates: 42g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 12g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Cholesterol: 64mg | Sodium: 213mg | Potassium: 144mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 25g | Vitamin A: 1473IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 52mg | Iron: 1mg