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This delicious Pumpkin Bread Recipe is moist and delicious. It is so easy to make but hard to stop eating! Pumpkin bread is a must try recipe.

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Fall is on the horizon and that means baking! I was in the mood to make a new type of bread so I decided to try creating a Pumpkin Bread Recipe.

Now, I have made recipes with pumpkin, but surprisingly enough, never bread. I wanted a delicious pumpkin bread, without a lot of fuss.

We love all things pumpkin. I love making pumpkin cookies ,  Pumpkin Muffins and even pumpkin pancakes! Are you picking up on a theme?

You might also like our copycat Starbucks Pumpkin Bread Recipe or Pumpkin Banana Bread.

Check out this recipe – Applesauce Bread. Delicious and easy to make.

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Everyone will love this pumpkin bread!

I think your family will love this Pumpkin Bread recipe as much as we did. By the way, if you are thinking you don’t really like things with pumpkin in it, you really need to give this recipe a try.

I promise it is not too pumpkin tasting at all (I have a dear friend who doesn’t care for pumpkin and she LOVED this bread – true story).

It is perfect for the pumpkin lover as well as those that are not too sure. Just try it and see!

ingredients for pumpkin bread: oil, flour, pudding, pumpkin, egg, spices


You probably have most of these items in the pantry already!

  • flour
  • baking soda
  • salt
  • white sugar
  • vanilla pudding mix (dry)
  • cinnamon
  • pumpkin pie spice
  • oil
  • eggs
  • pumpkin
pumpkin bread in loaf pan

How to make pumpkin bread:

First, preheat the oven to 350. Prepare a 9″ x 5″ loaf pan while you wait on the oven. Spray with cooking spray.

Second, get out a large mixing bowl and add the dry ingredients. Combine this together.

Next, slowly stir in the wet ingredients. Mix everything together until well combined.

Now, pour the batter into the prepared pans.

The bread will need to bake at 350 degrees for 55 to 65 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.

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The results?

This is the best bread and so moist and delicious. I could not stop eating this bread.

I’m sure we have all had Pumpkin Bread that was a little dry and less than memorable. Well, this is the Best Pumpkin Bread recipe ever!

It is moist and perfect and just AMAZING! Truly it is so good!

Tips for easy pumpkin bread:

  • If you need a loaf pan, I highly recommend you purchase this one – I would purchase at least 2. I have 2, but sometimes I wish I had 4.
  • Turn this recipe into mini loaves and use Wilton Recipe Right 4 Cavity Mini Loaf Pan. It is perfect size for gifts! We love to wrap these up and hand them out to neighbors, teachers and friends. It’s the perfect thing to show we care without spending a ton of money or time.
  • If you do not have pumpkin pie spice, you can substitute ¼ teaspoon each of nutmeg, allspice, ground cloves and ginger. We love to make our own Pumpkin Pie Spice. Once you make it, you will have lots on hand to use all Fall for any pumpkin dishes.
  • Reduce the sugar by substituting apple sauce for some of the sugar. No one will notice!
  • If you prefer fresh pumpkin, learn how to make Pumpkin Puree. This is a great alternative to canned pumpkin. The cost of making your own is much less than buying cans of pumpkin at the store.
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How to freeze

This recipe doubles very easily which allows you to use a whole can of pumpkin. Make them both and then freeze one.

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Recipe Variations:

  • Add chocolate chips to make Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Bread. Toss in a handful of chocolate chips. This is so decadent!
  • Use Gluten Free flour
  • Add nuts. Walnuts and pecans are delicious options.
  • Make muffins! Kids will also love pumpkin muffins. You can make regular size or mini muffins.

Try some of these delicious variations for a classic twist on the traditional pumpkin bread. My kids go crazy over this bread when I add chocolate chips to it.

It is amazing all by itself but goodness those chocolate chips really make it amazing! My favorite is walnuts in the banana bread. Yum!

It’s also good with both nuts and chocolate chips together. You really can’t go wrong with this delicious recipe for Pumpkin Bread.

You and your family will never get tired of this recipe for Pumpkin Bread with so many ideas to try.  We just love this bread and it is always a hit.

Even my friends and family that are not crazy over pumpkin love this recipe! It’s the best.

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Give it a try!

That is it! I wasn’t kidding when I said it was easy.

The pudding really gives this Pumpkin Bread recipe some added moistness. Try this and let us know what your family thought.

Make a list and get baking! This recipe for Pumpkin Bread does not disappoint. It is perfectly moist.

This is one of my favorite times of year and all the tasty Fall recipes are just wonderful.  Pumpkin Bread has always been a favorite and once you try this amazing recipe you will know why!

Print this Easy Pumpkin bread Recipe below:

Best Pumpkin Bread Recipe

4.83 from 23 votes
This is the BEST pumpkin bread recipe. It is easy to make and this Pumpkin Bread Recipe tastes amazing. Try this recipe for Pumpkin Bread.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 55 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 5 minutes
Servings 8
Cuisine American
Course bread
Calories 198


  • 1 ½ cup flour
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1 cup sugar
  • small package vanilla pudding mix dry (3.4 oz package)
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tsp pumpkin pie spice
  • 1/2 cup oil
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 can pumpkin (15 oz can)
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  • Preheat oven to 350 F.
  • Spray 9″ x 5″ loaf pan.
  • Mix all dry ingredients. **If you do not have pumpkin pie spice, you can substitute ¼ teaspoon each of nutmeg, allspice, ground cloves and ginger.
  • Slowly stir in wet ingredients. Stir until well combined.
  • Pour batter into prepared loaf pan.
  • Bake at 350 F for 55 – 65 minutes, or until knife inserted in the center comes out clean.

Nutrition Facts

Calories 198kcal, Carbohydrates 43g, Protein 3g, Fat 1g, Cholesterol 40mg, Sodium 17mg, Potassium 40mg, Sugar 25g, Vitamin A 80IU, Calcium 10mg, Iron 1.3mg

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  1. Karon says:

    5 stars
    I was looking for a good pumpkin bread recipe and tried this one – LOVED it! Super moist and delicious! It is a keeper!

  2. Carrie says:

    I haven’t tested it yet so I’m not positive but I would try using approximately 1/2 cup of coconut flour instead of the regular flour and then adding in another egg as coconut flour soaks up more liquid than regular flour. If you try it out, please let us know how it turns out! Thank you.

  3. Lisa Brazil says:

    Can I use coconut flour in this recipe? If so, how would I go about the measurements? I am allergic to almonds so life can be tough. Thanks

  4. Carrie says:

    Yes, it’s an instant mix package. Thank you!

  5. Mary says:

    Is the vanilla pudding mix you use instant pudding? I couldn’t enlarge the ingredients’ picture clearly enough to see. Thanks.

  6. Etta Jerkins says:

    How much pumpkin?

  7. Susan says:

    What size can of pumpkin is used for the pumpkin bread?

  8. Stephanie Manley says:

    5 stars
    I can’t wait to give the best ever pumpkin bread a try!

  9. Heather says:

    5 stars
    Makes the house smell so good! Yum!!

  10. Toni | Boulder Locavore says:

    5 stars
    This should be on my fall baking list!

  11. Ashley @ Wishes & Dishes says:

    5 stars
    I would not be able to stop eating this!

  12. Joanne says:

    5 stars
    This makes the whole house smell so amazing, and the bread is so delicious.

  13. Jennifer Farley says:

    5 stars
    I’m so excited it pumpkin season so I can make this!

  14. Lori @ RecipeGirl says:

    5 stars
    I’ll bet the pudding mix adds such a great element of flavor to this bread!

  15. Melissa Sperka says:

    5 stars
    It doesn’t get ANY better than classic pumpkin bread.