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Pumpkin Bread

Pumpkin Bread Recipe (1 Bowl!)

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  • Author: Sonja Overhiser
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 50 minutes
  • Total Time: 1 hour 5 minutes
  • Yield: 12 slices 1x


This pumpkin bread recipe is the best! It’s fast and easy, made with just one bowl and bakes up into moist, cozy-spiced slices.



For the pumpkin bread

  • 3 eggs
  • 1 cup pumpkin puree
  • 1 1/4 cups granulated sugar
  • 3/4 cup neutral oil
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 tablespoon cinnamon
  • 2 teaspoons pumpkin pie spice (or 1 teaspoon ground ginger, 1 teaspoon allspice, and ½ teaspoon nutmeg)
  • ¾ teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 1/2 cups [210 g] all-purpose flour

For the glaze (optional*)

  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 tablespoon melted butter
  • 2 tablespoons maple syrup
  • 1 pinch salt
  • 3 drops maple extract (optional)
  • 1 tablespoon milk, plus more if needed


  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F. Grease a 9 x 5 inch aluminum bread pan, then add parchment paper cut so that it fits the width and extends on both long sides, to easily remove the bread once its baked. 
  2. In a bowl, whisk the eggs. Then whisk in the pumpkin puree, sugar, oil, and vanilla.
  3. Whisk in the cinnamon, ginger, allspice, nutmeg, and kosher salt. Then whisk in the baking powder and baking soda. Sprinkle in the flour, half at a time, and mix with a spatula until just combined and there are no more dry bits (don’t over-stir). 
  4. Pour the batter into the bread pan.
  5. Bake 60 to 65 minutes, until the top is set and a toothpick comes out with a few clinging crumbs. Allow to cool in the pan for 30 minutes, then run a knife around the edges and pull up on the parchment paper to remove the bread. Allow to cool to room temperature if glazing.
  6. If making the glaze, heat the butter and maple syrup in a small saucepan until the butter melts. In a medium bowl, slowly whisk the powdered sugar, butter and maple syrup, salt and maple extract until a thick glaze forms. Gradually add the milk to make a smooth, pourable glaze. If the glaze is too sticky, add a teaspoon more milk until it comes to a smooth, thick consistency. Use a fork to drizzle across the bread. 
  7. Slice into pieces and serve. Stores for 4 days at room temperature wrapped in foil, 10 days in the refrigerator (bring to room temperature before serving), or freeze in slices for a few months (freezing works best without the glaze).


*You can also use this 1-Minute Powdered Sugar Icing or Vanilla Glaze for topping.

  • Category: Bread
  • Method: Baked
  • Cuisine: Baked
  • Diet: Vegetarian