Pumpkin Spice Bread

I might have a little thing for pumpkin spice…might. Okay, I’m kind of obsessed.

When I heard my sister mention that she was making banana bread, I though, “why can’t I make pumpkin bread too?”. I dug around in my recipe box and found my favorite banana bread recipe. I tweaked with it a bit so I could use sweet, sweet pumpkin instead of banana and added some extra spice.

Okay, a lot of extra spice. That’s what makes it Pumpkin Spice Bread, right?

I gave my kids a slice each and came back into the kitchen a few minutes later as they were guiltily sneaking most of the rest of the loaf. I couldn’t even get mad, it was so good that I had had to stop myself from sitting down and eating the whole loaf myself.

1013161913aMix the dry ingredients together in a big bowl. I use my kitchen-aid. If you don’t have one of these, they are wonderful!

1013161917Mix the wet ingredients together and make a gloriously yucky gloop.1013161920

Mix everything together and pour into a greased 9×4 Loaf Pan.1013161924a

Bake for 45-60 minutes. Mine only took about 50 minutes until the top was firm and springy (which is how I judge my baking ‘doneness’).


Let it cool and enjoy. I had to pick up another baking pumpkin today so I can make more of this to share with everyone.1013162116

Pumpkin Bread


  • 1 cup Brown Sugar
  • 1 cup plus 1 1/2 tablespoon Flour
  • 3/4 teaspoons Baking Soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon Baking Powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon Cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon Pumpkin Spice (I cheat and add a pinch of each ground Nutmeg, Cloves and Ginger)
  • 1 Large Egg
  • 3/4 cups Pumpkin Puree
  • 1/3 cup Vegetable Oil
  • 1/3 cup Milk


1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. In a large bowl mix the sugar, flour, baking soda, baking powder, and spices.
2. In a medium bowl, mix pumpkin puree, egg, milk, and oil. Mix wet ingredients into dry.
3. Pour batter into a greased 9x4 loaf pan.
4. Bake 45-60 minutes. Cool, and enjoy!

Do you ever take recipes and twist them for your own delicious and nefarious purposes?