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Three Pumpkin Bread Recipes | For Bread Machine and Oven

Updated on September 25, 2014
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Introducing a Great Pumpkin Bread Recipe

This page contains three pumpkin bread recipes. Two are for yeast bread that is cooked in a bread machine. The third is for a chemically leavened quick bread baked in the oven.

Instructions are included for cooking a fresh pumpkin, if desired. Alternatively, you can use canned pumpkin for these recipes.

Often, in North America, a good pumpkin bread recipe is baked and served in the fall or autumn. Pumpkin is such a great food to serve for Thanksgiving, for Halloween and of course, at any time at all during this season.

You have to wonder, though, why we limit this wonderful bread to one season of the year. Pumpkin is available year round, and its so healthy and good for us. Not to mention, it tastes great in breads, pies, muffins and most any other baked goods.

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Pumpkin Bread Recipe For the Bread Machine

Double Pumpkin!


2 1/4 Tsp Active Dry Yeast

1 2/3 Cup Bread Flour

1 1/2 Cup Whole-wheat Flour

3 Tbsp Powdered Milk

3 Tbsp Brown Sugar

1 1/2 Tsp Ground Ginger

1 1/2 Tsp Grated Nutmeg

1 1/2 Tsp Ground Cinnamon

1 1/2 Tsp Salt

1 1/2 tbsp Vegetable Oil

3/4 Cup Pumpkin, canned or cooked and pureed

3/4 Cup Water plus 3 Tbsp

3/4 Cup Roasted Pumpkin Seeds


Consult your bread machine manual and add all ingredients in the order they recommend. Do not add the pumpkin seeds just yet. Process using the basic bread cycle.

Add the pumpkin seeds at the beeper or at the end of the first kneading cycle.

When finished baking, this pumpkin bread is wonderful when served spread with cream cheese or plain butter.

Note: the quantity of ginger given could be too much for some tastes. Adjust accordingly.

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Recipe for Pumpkin Pecan Spice Bread

This is another recipe for pumpkin bread that is made in the bread machine.


3 cups bread flour

1/2 cups whole wheat flour

1 1/2 tbsp softened butter

1 tsp salt

1 tsp pumpkin pie spice

1 large egg

1/2 cup milk

1/4 cup orange juice

1/2 cup canned pumpkin or cooked pumpkin, pureed

1/3 cup sugar

1/2 cup pecan pieces

2 1/2 tsp active dry yeast


Use the basic bread settings on your bread machine. Process according to manufacturer's instructions.

When done, remove your bread to a rack to cool.

This recipe for pumpkin bread makes one 1 1/2 pound loaf.

Recipe for Pumpkin Mincemeat Bread

This loaf is great for the Christmas and Holiday Season.

This recipe calls for sourdough starter. You will find a recipe for starter at this link.


4 cups all-purpose flour

1 tsp baking powder

1 1/2 tsp baking soda

1 1/2 tsp salt

2 tbsp pumpkin pie spice

1 1/2 cups granulated sugar

1 1/2 cups packed brown sugar

4 eggs

1/2 cups sourdough starter

2/3 cups water

1 cup vegetable oil

2 cups canned pumpkin

1 1/2 cups prepared mincemeat

1 cups chopped walnuts or pecans


Grease three 9 x 5 or five 7-1/2 x 4 loaf pans and set them aside.

Preheat your oven to 350 degrees F.

Using a large mixing bowl, combine dry ingredients, spice and sugars.

Using another bowl, beat the eggs, then stir in the oil, water, sourdough starter and pumpkin.

Dump this into the flour mixture and stir to moisten.

Add mincemeat and nuts. Stir.

Put the mixture in your loaf pans and bake for one hour or until done.

This pumpkin loaf freezes well.

Festively wrapped, it makes makes a great edible food gift for your holiday gift-giving.

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How to Cook a Pumpkin

If fresh pumpkins are available, you may want to cook your own and puree it.

To cook a pumpkin, first wash the pumpkin and then cut it in half and scrape out the seeds and the stringy pulp.

Lightly brush the inside of the pumpkin with cooking oil.

Preheat your oven to approximately 350 degrees Fahrenheit.

Place the pumpkin skin-side up on a cookie sheet. Put it in the oven and cook until soft when pricked with a fork.

Cooking times will vary, so start checking after about twenty minutes.

Allow the cooked pumpkin to cool, then remove the skin. Use a blender to puree the pumpkin.

To Cook the Pumpkin Seeds

Remove the stringy pulp that sticks to the seeds. Place them in a pot of boiling water and simmer for ten minutes.

Remove the seeds from the heat; drain and place seeds over a lightly oiled baking sheet. Sprinkle generously with paprika and place in preheated, 325 degree oven (Fahrenheit). Bake until brown. Watch so you do not burn the seeds or dry them out too much.

Sprinkle your seeds over a salad or eat out of hand.

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    • KoffeeKlatch Gals profile image

      Susan Hazelton 

      2 years ago from Sunny Florida

      These are great recipes. I will have to try one for Thanksgiving. I think maybe the pumpkin pecan spice bread.

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      5 years ago

      Funny I see this. Canned pumpkin is on the ibotta for cash back for buying it. Now I really want to get it and make up some delicious bread.

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      6 years ago

      Just don't leave it in too long! I love the taste of pumpkin. This is a great time of year for these seasonal treats.

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      Tony Bonura 

      6 years ago from Tickfaw, Louisiana

      My only tips have to do with eating pumpkin bread and othe delicious pumpkin recipes. I was only kidding about tossing pumpkins out the window of a speeding car. My actual choice would be to make it into something delicious and then eat it up. :-)


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      6 years ago

      Thank goodness for pumpkin bread or I never would have learned to like pumpkin.

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      6 years ago

      Shut-up, this pumpkin bread tips lens is very eduactive.!!! thanks.

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      June Campbell 

      6 years ago from North Vancouver, BC, Canada

      @Jogalog: I am sure you won't be sorry.

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      6 years ago

      I haven't made pumpkin bread but I love my breadmaker so I might try the breadmaker recipe.

    • MayaIxchel profile image


      6 years ago

      Great recipes! Thank you so much for sharing! Yummy! Greetings from 'the land of eternal spring'!

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      6 years ago

      Krispy Kreme make a Pumpkin Spice Doughnut that is Rediculiosly Good and since Halloween and Thanksgiving are on the way, they might be making it again this Year!!

    • mglee2010 profile image


      7 years ago

      It really looks delicious....Yummy! Can't wait to try it on my bread machine

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      Magietha du Plessis 

      7 years ago from South Africa

      These recipes really looks very tasty. I want to use them for left over pumpkin and I am sure it will work.

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      Cynthia Sylvestermouse 

      7 years ago from United States

      These recipes all sound delicious!

    • junecampbell profile imageAUTHOR

      June Campbell 

      7 years ago from North Vancouver, BC, Canada

      @Sylvestermouse: Thanks for visiting.

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      ChrisDay LM 

      8 years ago

      Great - something else to do with all our lovely pumpkins

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      8 years ago

      These recipes look delicious! Thanks for sharing.

    • junecampbell profile imageAUTHOR

      June Campbell 

      8 years ago from North Vancouver, BC, Canada

      @Judy Goldsberry: I am a great fan of anything pumpkin. If you like this flavor, you'll love pumpkin bread.

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      Judy Goldsberry 

      8 years ago

      mmm, I have never made pumpkin bread before, I can't wait to try.

    • junecampbell profile imageAUTHOR

      June Campbell 

      8 years ago from North Vancouver, BC, Canada

      @ElizaRayner: Pumpkin muffins are actually a favorite of mine -- especially when they contain crystallized ginger and raisins. Thanks for commenting.

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      Eliza Rayner 

      8 years ago from Boulder, Colorado

      mmmm.. right now I am making pumpkin muffins. These rebads sound delicious too. thanks for sharing.

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      June Campbell 

      8 years ago from North Vancouver, BC, Canada

      @aesta1: Oh yes, It is yummy for sure. Thanks for commenting

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      Mary Norton 

      8 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      I felt hungry for this bread after reading your lens. Looks yummy.

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      June Campbell 

      8 years ago from North Vancouver, BC, Canada

      @MargoPArrowsmith: Is pumpkin a cancer fighting food? I'm on my way to your lens right now.

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      8 years ago

      Lensrolled to 7 Cancer Fighting Foods, go and see why!!!

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      June Campbell 

      8 years ago from North Vancouver, BC, Canada

      @funcook: Thank you! Pumpkin scones sound like something I need to check into ASAP!

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      8 years ago

      I'm curious if the pumpkin spice bread is a 2lb or 1lb loaf. or even 1 1/2lb. Thank you. I can't wait to try it.

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      8 years ago

      Really nice recipe and good information. I've made you a featured lens on my Pumpkin Scones Recipe lens.

    • junecampbell profile imageAUTHOR

      June Campbell 

      8 years ago from North Vancouver, BC, Canada

      @anonymous: It makes one 1 1/2 pound loaf. Thanks for visiting.

    • junecampbell profile imageAUTHOR

      June Campbell 

      8 years ago from North Vancouver, BC, Canada

      @maplesyrup59: Good to see you here. Cooking is a hobby of mine and I always enjoy it when I find a new recipe that excites me.

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      8 years ago

      I'm glad I came across this pumpkin recipe lens. I am also looking for interesting recipes to try.

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      June Campbell 

      8 years ago from North Vancouver, BC, Canada

      @anonymous: I'm glad you;'re gonna give it a try. It is so worth the effort. Thanks for stopping by.

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      8 years ago

      Your Pumpkin Pecan Spice Bread sounds really yummy. I'll have to dust off my old bread making machine, but it sounds like it's worth the effort.

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      June Campbell 

      8 years ago from North Vancouver, BC, Canada

      @CelebStyle LM: Good plan. You can never go wrong with pumpkin bread.

    • junecampbell profile imageAUTHOR

      June Campbell 

      8 years ago from North Vancouver, BC, Canada

      @CelebStyle LM: Good plan! You can never go wrong with pumpkin bread.

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      CelebStyle LM 

      8 years ago

      Yummy looking recipes! I may try one after Halloween or for Thanksgiving! Thanks

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      June Campbell 

      9 years ago from North Vancouver, BC, Canada

      @puzzlerpaige: Thanks for visiting. I hope you try the bread some day.

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      9 years ago

      I've never thought of making pumpkin bread with a bread machine. I will HAVE to give it a try this Thanksgiving. I'm saving this to my Squidoo recipes favorites folder.

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      Moe Wood 

      9 years ago from Eastern Ontario

      I'm going to have to dig out the bread machine!

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      Deb Kingsbury 

      9 years ago from Flagstaff, Arizona

      LOVE pumpkin bread any time of year. Thank you for the recipes.

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      Mary Beth Granger 

      9 years ago from O'Fallon, Missouri, USA

      I love a good slice of pumpkin bread. My favorite is pumpkin raisin bread. Thanks for the great ideas.

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      9 years ago

      You had me at Bundt Cake!!

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      10 years ago

      In place of the water, try using coconut milk. It is very good!

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      10 years ago

      I love pumpkin bread, so will definitely try some of these! 5*

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      10 years ago

      Thanks so much for sharing these great recipes. Isn't it great that pumpkin is so good for us as well as being so very tasty?!

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      Nancy Tate Hellams 

      10 years ago from Pendleton, SC

      It won't be long until Halloween and we'll be carving our pumpkins so I will put this information to good use. Thanks. 5*

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      Moe Wood 

      11 years ago from Eastern Ontario

      I luv pumpkin bread. I haven't been able to find mine so will definitely try one of these!

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      11 years ago from New York

      Fabulous lens. I love pumpkin bread, pumpkin pie, pumpkin soup. Oh, hell I love just about everything pumpkin. Really enjoyed my visit and thanks for the recipes.

      Big Island of Hawaii

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      11 years ago

      Great recipes! Looked at your links. Word of caution to newbies with sourdough starter: you see a recipe that uses commercial yeast, it is NOT sourdough anymore, it is now a contemporary bread. Stay away from any recipe claiming to be sourdough but contains commercial yeast. Keep it pure. ;-)

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      jtpratt lm 

      11 years ago

      Wow, this is an awesome lens! Not only a great recipe, but tons and tons of pumpkin facts and resources! Stop by and review me too if you can: Designer Handbag Whores.

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      11 years ago

      Thanks for all the great recipes! I'll have to try these.

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      Robin S 

      11 years ago from USA

      I'm back to tell you that I'm also lensrolling this great lens onto my Tasty Turkey Day Cupcakes lens!

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      11 years ago

      Nice variety of recipes. I've lensrolled this to my Elvira SquidBoo lens.

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      11 years ago

      Thanks for the great recipes! I always wonder what to do with the insides of the pumpkin! I've added your lens to featured lenses on my "I love Halloween" lens :D

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      Susan Deppner 

      11 years ago from Arkansas USA

      How did you do that? Honestly! I can smell the pumpkin bread! (And I do love that smell!)


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      11 years ago

      I've been searching for the perfect pumpkin bread recipe. I hope I found it here! I'll let you know.

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      Robin S 

      11 years ago from USA

      I'm lensrolling this on to my pumpkin carving lens. 5*

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      Crystal Booth 

      11 years ago from Wellston, Ok

      Great pumpkin recipes! Thanks for visiting my lens and for the lensroll. I rolled you as well ~ Crystal


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