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Pumpkin Bread Recipe

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"A quick bread would make a handsome addition to any holiday dessert table. It is almost like a banana bread, but uses pumpkin puree instead."

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Original recipe makes 1 9x5-inch loaf Change Servings
  • PREP

    15 mins
  • COOK

    1 hr

    1 hr 15 mins


  1. Preheat the oven to 325 degrees F (165 degrees C).
  2. Spray a 9x5-inch loaf pan with cooking spray.
  3. Mix butter and sugar in a large bowl until light and fluffy.
  4. Whisk in eggs one at a time until combined.
  5. Whisk in the pumpkin puree, cinnamon, Chinese five-spice powder, and allspice until combined.
  6. Stir flour, salt, baking powder, and baking soda into the pumpkin mixture and mix until just combined. Stir in chopped walnuts.
  7. Pour batter into the prepared loaf pan.
  8. Bake in the preheated oven until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean, about 1 hour.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Mar 10, 2012

I only made one change and that was using chopped pecans in the bread only because we don't care for walnuts. I did up the pecans to a full cup because I wanted to sprinkle some chopped nuts on top. I made muffins out of this recipe instead of one big loaf. I was able to get 18 muffins out of one recipe. I baked my muffins at 350* for almost 22 minutes. These muffins were moist, chewy, flavorful and all around just WONDERFUL. One of the best pumpkin quick breads I've ever made. I'll make this one again.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Jan 28, 2014

Didn't have the Chinese spice so I doubled the allspice. It's a good texture but I wish it were a tad sweeter. Next time I might add more sugar.

Apr 05, 2012

This was just OK. Not great. I have used other recipes in the past that I liked better. The batter was very, very thick, so it took longer than the suggested time to cook. I didn't use the Chinese Five-Spice powder. I used Nutmeg instead. The pumpkin flavor wasn't strong enough for my taste. A good starting off point for pumpkin bread, but needs lots of tweaks.

Nov 05, 2012

Just took this out of the oven & had to taste it. It is scrumptious! Granted, I didn't use the the Chinese spice either, just went with what I had on hand, which was pumpkin pie spice, I used 3 tsp of it. The rest of the recipe I kept the same . The reason I wanted to use this recipe is, it only makes one loaf. It is SO moist and just wonderful. Mine didn't turn out as high as in the pic above, but nonetheless, a wonderful pumpkin bread recipe, delicious. Thank you!

Dec 12, 2012

I love pumpkin and I always look for recipes on pumpkin! This is definitely a good choice for your family. I made some changes on the recipe by replacing all-purpose flour to wholewheat flour, adding about 1/4 cup of milk into the pumpkin purée (to add some moist to the bread). I also replaced walnut with pumpkin seed (I ran out of walnut) and bake it in a bear muffin tray. My three-year old boy loves it very much.

Oct 18, 2013

I always make this. I don't use the Chinese 5 spice or all spice. I use 1 tsp of Epicure's Gingerbread spices and cinnamon. It gives it an extra kick of flavor and is always a hit. I also add a cup of raisins to the mix and leave out the nuts for the kids to take to school.

Sep 21, 2013

This was a very easy recipe. I did substitute the Chinese spice with Pumpkin Pie spice. And since the kids don't like nuts I added raisins. It was wonderful.

Dec 23, 2012

I made this vegan by using one mashed banana and a 1/2 cup applesauce in place of the eggs, and of course Earth Balance for butter... turned out great!


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  • Calories
  • 282 kcal
  • 14%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 36.8 g
  • 12%
  • Cholesterol
  • 51 mg
  • 17%
  • Fat
  • 13.7 g
  • 21%
  • Fiber
  • 2.2 g
  • 9%
  • Protein
  • 4.8 g
  • 10%
  • Sodium
  • 438 mg
  • 18%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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