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Homemade Pumpkin Bread Recipe

This made-from-scratch pumpkin bread recipe will be your new, go-to seasonal recipe. Get it today below. 
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Course: Dessert, Snack
Cuisine: American
Keyword: pumpkin bread recipe
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cooling time: 30 minutes
Author: Rachel Quenzer


Pumpkin Pie Spice

  • 4 Tbsp. of cinnamon
  • 1.5 tsp. of nutmeg
  • 1 tsp. ground ginger
  • 1/2 tsp. ground all-spice
  • 1/2 tsp ground cloves

Pumpkin Bread

  • 1 & 1/4 cups of flour
  • 3/4 cups granulated sugar
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1 Tbsp. pumkin pie spice
  • 2 tsp. baking powder
  • 2 eggs
  • 3/4 cup pure pumpkin puree
  • 1/3 cup butter, softened or melted but not hot
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 1 Tbsp. maple syrup
  • 1/2 Tbsp. vanilla
  • Butter or oil for greasing the baking pan. I prefer butter.

Cinnamon Maple Glaze

  • 1 and 1/2 cups of powdered sugar
  • 2 Tbsp. maple syrup
  • 1/4 cup of whole milk
  • 1/2 Tbsp. cinnamon
  • 4 Tbsp. butter, melted but not hot


Pumpkin Pie Spice

  • If you want to make my pumpkin pie spice here is how: Combine 4 Tbsp. of cinnamon, 1 tsp, of ground ginger, 1/2 tsp. ground all-spice, 1.5 tsp. of nutmeg, 1/2 tsp of cloves. Mix well and keep in an airtight container. 

Pumpkin Bread

  • Preheat your oven to 350 degree. 
  • Mix together your dry ingredients - flour, sugar, brown sugar, baking powder and pumpkin pie spice. Whisk well to make sure everything is combine and flavor is distributed throughout the batter. 
  • Next add your wet ingredients - pumpkin puree, melted butter, milk, maple syrup, vanilla and eggs. Mix well with a hand mixer.
  • Grease your pan really well. I like to use butter as mentioned in the ingredients. 
  • Spoon in your mixture and bake based on pan color and material. If you're using a light color ceramic pan you can bake it at 350 degrees for 40-50 minutes. Check at 40 minutes with a toothpick. If you're using a metal pan you might have to adjust the cooking time and temperature. Dark surfaces tend to cook the outside of breads and cakes faster. In that case, lower the temperature of the oven and increase your baking time a bit. 
  • When done, remove the bread from the oven and let cool for at least 30 minutes before removing to from the pan. To do so, simply flip the pan upside down and carefully lift it off the bread. 
  • While the bread is cooling, make your maple glaze. Simply combine all your glaze ingredients and whisk until it's a little thicker than runny. It will continue to harden so give it just a few minutes and then drizzle it over the bread. 
  • Eat it alone or serve it with a little butter!