Pumpkin Bread Recipe


By; Elise Bauer : simpyrecipes.com

Make this great Pumpkin Bead, great for the holidays or anytime of the year!


  • 1 1/2 cups (200g) flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon of salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1/2 teaspoon allspice
  • 1 cup (240 ml) pumpkin purée*
  • 1 cup (200 g) sugar
  • 4 ounces (1 stick, 112 g) butter, melted (can sub 1/2 cup light olive oil)
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 2 teaspoons molasses
  • 1 teaspoon orange zest (optional)
  • 1/2 cup (120 ml) chopped pecans or walnuts (optional)
  • Optional Orange Glaze:
  • 1 cup powdered sugar2 Tbsp orange juice
  • 1 teaspoon orange zest
  • 1/4 teaspoon vanilla

  To make a puree, you’re need a small sugar pumpkin to cut in half horizontally, scrape    out the stringy stuff and seeds with a large metal spoon, on a foil or silpat lined baking       sheet. Bake at 350F about 45 mins to 1 hour till soft, let it then scoop out the fresh.   Whatever you don’t use freeze for future use. Also you can roast or boil them til ltender if you should work on pumpkin pieces fresh whatever you don’t use, freeze for future use. Also if you can roast or boil them till tender if you should work on pumpkin pieces.

Next: Preheat the oven in a loaf pan at {350F  180C} butter the sides of a 8 X 4 X 3 inch loaf pan. Place in the middle of the oven.

Next, place the melted butter, beaten eggs, sugar, 1/4 cup of water, pumpkin puree, orange zest, molasses, mix them all together. Next mix the wet and dry ingredients till there is no dry flour in the batter. Be careful to not over mix! If adding pecans or walnut then stir them in.

Next: Pour the batter into the pan and smooth off the top, then bake at 350F  {180C} depending on your oven and pan from, 45 minutes to 1 hour. { dark pans cook quicker than a light pan } You can also poke in the center of the loaf to see if it comes out clean.

When done remove from oven let it cool for 5 minutes Then work around the edges of the bread with a blunt dinner knife gentry to separate it out of the pan.

Invert it to loosen it from the pan and put the loaf on a rack to cool completely.

Glaze: If you plan on using the glaze, place the orange juice, powdered sugar, vanillia, and zest into a medium bowl whisk together till smooth, if too thick add a little water, too thin, add a little water. Wait till bread completely cools before glaze or slicing the bread….

Best to use a serrated knife to slice. 

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One comment on “Pumpkin Bread Recipe”
  1. retrodee says:

    Thanks for the recipe, I might try this one. I haven’t baked in a while and I love pumpkin bread!

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