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pumpkin bread

Recipe by
Kristin D
Clearfield, UT

I've been baking for many years now, and have been working on finding the best possible pumpkin bread recipes I could. This is it! It's nice and moist with lots of spices. If you can't handle the amount of spice I've used, feel free to dial it back to your liking.

yield 1 loaf
prep time 10 Min
cook time 1 Hr 10 Min
method Bake

Ingredients For pumpkin bread

  • 1 3/4 c
    all purpose flour
  • 1 tsp
    baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp
  • 2 Tbsp
    pumpkin pie spice
  • 1/2 tsp
  • 1 1/4 c
    brown sugar, firmly packed; divided in 1 cup and 1/4 cup
  • 15 oz
    can pumpkin puree
  • 2
  • 1/3 c
  • 1/4 c
    sour cream
  • 1/2 c
    vegetable oil
  • 3 Tbsp
    butter, softened
  • 3 Tbsp
    heavy cream
  • 1/2 c
    chopped walnuts, optional
  • cream cheese frosting, optional

How To Make pumpkin bread

  • 1
    Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  • 2
    Grease your loaf pan with butter or other grease of your choice, and set aside.
  • 3
    In a medium bowl, combine flour, baking soda, salt, and spices. Set aside.
  • 4
    In a large bowl, combine 1 cup brown sugar, pumpkin, eggs, water, sour cream, and oil together. Mix well.
  • 5
    Slowly add dry ingredients to the wet ingredients until blended. Be careful not to over mix. Pour into greased loaf pan and bake for 70 minutes or until cooked through (may take an additional 5-10 minutes depending on your oven).
  • 6
    When loaf is almost done cooking, prepare caramel sauce (if desired) by whisking 1/4 c brown sugar, butter, and heavy cream in a sauce pan on medium heat. Once sauce begins to simmer, cook for 1 more minute or until the sauce slightly thickens.
  • 7
    Once pumpkin loaf is cooked through, let cool, then remove from pan. Drizzle the loaf with caramel sauce and (if desired) sprinkle with chopped walnuts.
  • 8
    NOTES: If you aren't a fan of caramel, that's fine! You can easily spread the bread with some cream cheese frosting, or even just leave it plain and spread with a bit of softened butter while its still warm! Any and all ways are just delicious. :)