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A loaf of pumpkin bread, sliced

Easy Pumpkin Bread Recipe

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  • Author: Julianne Dell
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 45 minutes
  • Total Time: 55 minutes
  • Yield: 10 slices
  • Category: Bread
  • Method: Baked
  • Cuisine: American


This easy pumpkin bread recipe is moist, tender, and bursting with pumpkin flavor and warm fall spice. Made in one bowl in just 15 minutes!


  • ½ cup (118ml) vegetable oil
  • 2 tablespoons (29g) butter, melted
  • 1 large egg
  • 2 tablespoons (30ml) milk
  • ½ teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1 cup (180g) pumpkin puree
  • 1 cup (220g) light brown sugar, packed
  • 3 teaspoons (7.5g) ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon (2.5g) pumpkin pie spice
  • ¼ teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1 ¼ cups (175g) all purpose flour
  • 1 ½ teaspoon (6.4g) baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon salt


  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F. Prepare a loaf pan. Spray with cooking spray and line the bottom and sides with parchment paper.
  2. Combine the oil, butter, egg, milk, and vanilla extract and beat together until well combined. Then add the pumpkin puree and continue mixing until well combined.
  3. First, add the brown sugar and continue beating until well combined. Then beat in the spices: cinnamon, pumpkin spice and nutmeg. Add the remaining dry ingredients: flour, baking soda, and salt, and beat just until the flour is incorporated. Use a spatula to mix the batter, ensuring all ingredients are well combined.
  4. Pour the batter into the prepared pan. Bake at 350°F for 45-50 minutes on the middle rack of the oven or until a toothpick inserted in the center of the loaf comes out clean. Cool for at least 1 hour before slicing.


  • Add your favorite mix-ins. Chocolate chips or nuts would be a great addition!
  • Make ahead and storage: Keep stored in an airtight container in a cool and dry place. This loaf will stay moist for a couple of days, but it’s best when served within 2 days of preparing. To freeze this bread, cool the loaf completely and then double-wrap it in plastic wrap.


  • Serving Size: 1 slice
  • Calories: 275
  • Sugar: 22g
  • Sodium: 321mg
  • Fat: 14g
  • Saturated Fat: 10g
  • Carbohydrates: 37g
  • Fiber: 1g
  • Protein: 2g
  • Cholesterol: 25mg