Pumpkin Bread Recipe: As Easy as Pie (but Way Tastier)

Indulge in the warm, spiced delight of homemade pumpkin bread with our easy recipe. Fall flavors at their finest!

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This is by far my favorite bread recipe… EVER.

Easy? Uh… for the most part. The worse part is shredding the pumpkin. But, I make my husband do it… Hint, hint. Wink, wink.

Delicious? Scrumptious? Delectable? Ohhhh h-e-double hockey sticks-to-the-yea.

Picture this: The tantalizing aroma of warm spices wafts through your kitchen, while a golden-brown loaf of pumpkin bread emerges from the oven, practically singing “Autumn is here!”

There’s something truly magical about homemade pumpkin bread. It’s like a cozy hug for your taste buds, and it’s the perfect way to celebrate the fall season. So, grab your mixing bowl and an apron (optional but recommended), because we’re about to embark on a culinary adventure that’s as easy as pie but way tastier—our very own pumpkin bread recipe!

The Ultimate Fresh Pumpkin Bread Recipe


  • 2 cups flour
  • 2 teaspoons cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 1/2 cups sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • 3/4 cup vegetable oil
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3 cups fresh, shredded pumpkin
moist pumpkin bread


1.) Preheat your oven to 325 degrees.

2.) Sift the flour, cinnamon, baking soda, baking powder, and salt together.

3.) In a separate bowl mix the sugar, vegetable oil, eggs, and vanilla.

4.) Cut up your pumpkin and shred three cups.

Let’s be honest. I used to do this part prior to meeting my husband. However, now that I have him… I make him do it. Those small baking pumpkins can be tough! I’m not even ashamed to admit that!

NOTE: My absolute hands down, all-time favorite bowl is this Glass 8 Cup Pampered Chef Bowl Mike and I got as a wedding gift. Love it!!

pumpkin bread from scratch

5.) Then, combine both mixtures and fold in the pumpkin.

how to make pumpkin bread moist

6.) Once it has all been mixed up pour it into a non-stick 9×5, 3″ loaf pan.

Note: If you don’t have a non-stick pan just coat it with butter and flour.

7.) Bake for one hour and 15 minutes. However, always insert a knife and check just to make sure!

8.) Let it cool for 15 mins and then turn it over onto a cooling rack (or plate if you don’t have one).

how to shred pumpkin for pumpkin bread

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There you have it—a pumpkin bread recipe that’s easy enough for beginners but delicious enough for seasoned bakers. It’s a slice of fall perfection that’s sure to become a staple in your kitchen.

So, next time you crave the taste of autumn or want to impress guests with your baking prowess, whip up a batch of this pumpkin bread. Whether you enjoy it with a cup of coffee in the morning or as a sweet ending to your day, it’s a delightful reminder that the simplest pleasures are often the most satisfying.

Happy baking and even happier munching!

Psstt… Don’t forget to check out my other yummy recipes. I promise you will not be disappointed!

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