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How to make Homemade Classic Pumpkin Bread

This month has been all about the pumpkins and when sharing pumpkin recipes one cannot forget to include the classic pumpkin bread.
Pumpkin bread is a warm treat, that can really make any, autumn get together a little more flavorful.

Classic Pumpkin Bread

As it so happens there are a quite a few recipes for classic pumpkin bread and I compared many of them before coming up with my own take on this dish. 

Recipe for classic pumpkin bread a great addition to any autumn get together.
Classic pumpkin bread is an autumn must bake

I ended up making a few adjustments because I felt many of the pumpkin bread recipes had too much sugar, and I wanted bread, not cake. 

I usually opt to use a teaspoon or two of pumpkin pie spice instead of instead of individually adding cinnamon, nutmeg, and cloves. Not only does this save time, but it also helps keep the dish from being to clove heavy, which I find to be the case with a lot of recipes and store bought pumpkin treats. 

Classic Pumpkin Bread
Classic pumpkin bread perfect for an autumn get together or fall morning
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  1. 1 (15 ounce) can pumpkin
  2. 1/4 cup vegetable oil
  3. 1/4 cup butter melted
  4. 1/4 cup sugar or Splenda
  5. 1/2 cup brown sugar or Splenda Brown Sugar Belnds
  6. 2 large eggs
  7. 1/3 cup buttermilk
  8. 2 cups flour
  9. 1 teaspoons pumpkin pie spice
  10. 1 teaspoon salt
  11. 1 teaspoon baking soda
  1. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees and grease a 9 inch by 5 inch loaf pan.
  2. In a large bowl mix together sugar, brown sugar, oil and butter. Mix in eggs one at a time.
  3. Mix pumpkin into the sugar mixture. Then mix in the buttermilk.
  4. In a seprate bowl shift together, flour, baking soda, pumpkin pie spice and salt.
  5. Fold in the pumpkin sugar mixture into your dry ingredients until well blended.
  6. Pour batter into loaf pan and bake for 1 hour to 1 and 15 mintues or until toothpick comes out clean.
Adapted from Baked by an Introvert
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Twist on a Classic

My husband likes to say that it’s not officially autumn until the first loaf of pumpkin bread has been made. In fact, it was he who requested I make pumpkin bread. 

Recipe for classic pumpkin bread a great addition to any autumn get together.
This bread is deliciously moist

And while this recipe is for classic pumpkin bread you can totally mix it up a bit by adding to your batter. 

For a chocolatey addition try adding a back of chocolate chips. Alternatively, you could add in some chopped pecans or even dried cranberries. 

Recipe for classic pumpkin bread a great addition to any autumn get together.
Love the added decoration from my pumpkin loaf pan

You could also top your bread with a drizzle of chocolate, caramel or even a little cream cheese frosting, yum! 

There are just so many ways to enjoy this classic dish! If you do make this recipe Iā€™d love to hear in the comments below how they turned out. 

Recipe for classic pumpkin bread a great addition to any autumn get together.


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  • Just made this and it came out amazing! The flavor is so good, not too sweet, and the pumpkin comes through nicely. šŸ™‚ The only thing I would recommend to others is maybe bake it a little longer than you think you need to – I only did about an hour and a toothpick came out clean, but the bottom was just slightly underdone (I prefer a little on the underbaked side personally, but just a heads up for others). Thanks so much for sharing this recipe, very easy and super yummy!

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