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Pumpkin bread

See also banana bread


  • 1 stick of butter (1/2 cup) softened
  • 2 cups of all purpose flour, you can also swap 1/2 cup or 1 cup whole wheat flour for a heartier loaf
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 cup dark brown sugar (white/granular is okay)
  • 1 cup of pumpkin puree
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp nutmeg
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 cup chopped walnuts


  1. Pre-heat oven to 350F
  2. Grease a loaf pan with butter, I recommend one of these
  3. Whisk together the flour, salt, baking powder, and sugar in a medium bowl
  4. Mix the pumpkin and the butter until butter is broken up and mixture is chunky but starting to smooth
  5. Mix the eggs and vanilla into the pumpkin butter mixture until well combined
  6. Stir the dry ingredients in until just combined, do not over mix it will be chunky
  7. Gently fold in walnuts if you are using them
  8. Pour into loaf pan and bake 50-60 minutes until golden brown and toothpick comes out almost entirely clean
  9. Cool in pan on a wire rack for 15 minutes
  10. Then turn pan upside gently and release the loaf on top of a cutting board
  11. Flip it rightside up and serve warm or at room temperature

Keep covered/sealed at room temperature