Spiced Pumpkin Bread

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Spiced Pumpkin Bread

Visiting the pumpkin patch and the corn maze was a fun fall (autumn) outing for the family. This was especially so when the boys were little. We would pack a lunch and have a picnic at the farm. The boys enjoyed the pony rides, hay rides, and petting zoo. They loved going through the pumpkin patch and selecting the roundest and most even colored pumpkins they could find. Each child was allowed to choose his own pumpkin so that mom could make a pumpkin pie and some pumpkin soup. That was then. Today, only the “older” folks think of the pumpkin patch…..sigh!

This is a recipe I have tweaked and used many times. I usually add a third of a cup each of chopped walnuts and chocolate chips into the mix for a rich and dense loaf. Today, I have decided to use a half cup of toasted pumpkin seeds instead. It is good either way. I hope you will give this Spiced Pumpkin Bread a try.

Spiced Pumpkin Bread

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 1 hour

Yield: 1 loaf

Spiced Pumpkin Bread


  • 1¼ cup (190g) all-purpose flour
  • 1 tbsp baking powder
  • ½ tsp baking soda
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • ¼ tsp nutmeg
  • 1/8 tsp cloves
  • 1 egg
  • 1/3 cup (160ml) oil
  • ½ cup (90g) brown sugar
  • ½ cup (120ml) sour cream
  • ¼ cup (60ml) milk
  • 1 cup (250g) pumpkin puree
  • ½ cup (70g) toasted pumpkin seeds


Grease and flour a 9x5x3 inch loaf pan.

In a medium size mixing bowl combine flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, and spices.

In a large bowl, beat egg, oil, and brown sugar. Blend in sour cream, milk, and pumpkin puree. Add dry ingredients to pumpkin mixture. Stir until well combined.

Fold in pumpkin seeds.

Pour batter into prepared pan and bake in a 350°F (180°C) oven for 60 to 65 minutes or until a wooden toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean.

Cool in pan for 10 minutes, remove and allow to cool completely on a wire rack.


Spiced Pumpkin Bread

The weather the past weekend was gorgeous and so I took the opportunity to go to the nearest “pumpkin patch” in my area. Pictured below are the different varieties of miniature ornamental pumpkins. Wee Be Little are round and smooth while the Jack Be Little have ridges.

Wee Be Little

Baby Boo are the white ones and the orange ones in the background are Jack Be Little.

Baby Boo



Ornamental Gourds

Ornamental Gourds

Enjoy …..and have a wonderful day! 8-)


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50 Responses

  1. Victoria says:

    What a lovely loaf pan you have!!! I am obsessed with your tea pot too!! You have all the cool gadgets :)

  2. Lea Ann says:

    That bread looks beautiful Biren. Great photos of all of those fall veggies.

  3. Roxan says:

    Oh, delicious. I love that there are pumpkin seeds in the bread!

  4. lequan says:

    Going to the pumpkin patch is a great idea to bring the little ones and spend some quality time together. I’m going to have to try that when my littlest is a bit older, thanks for the wonderful idea Biren! By the way, did you get a new camera? Your pictures look clearer today. Now that K is starting school and they only allow healthy snacks, I’ll have to learn baking all these kinds of wonderful breads. This is a perfect healthy recipe for K to take to school, along with your zucchini bread too! Thank you for sharing! Oh, and those pumpkin names are too cute :-D. Hope you and your boys have a lovely weekend!

    • Biren says:

      Yes, going to the pumpkin patch is a fun family outing. I think your kids will really enjoy it. Back in Colorado the boys had a favorite farm we visited every year. We normally spend half the day there.

      No, I did get a new camera. Must be the light colors on this page giving the pictures a nice contrast. So glad to hear that they look clearer. Thanks for the feedback. Have a lovely weekend!

  5. Kamalika says:

    Seeing those tempting slices cinderella is definetly going to come….Loved the baking texture on the top of the bread….

  6. Pushpa says:

    Perfect bread for fall…I can sell the aroma…very tempting

    Pushpa @ simplehomefood.com

  7. Anncoo says:

    Biren, what a lovely post today! This reminds I visited one of the pumpkin patch when I was in New England and that was amazing.
    Your mold and the tea pot are very beautiful, I love it!

    • Biren says:

      Thanks Ann! I do so enjoy the pumpkin patch and every autumn I will buy some of these ornamental pumpkins and gourds to put around the house.

  8. That’s a nice-looking bread. Great recipe.

    Congratulations on your new blog!

  9. Oh my gosh, Biren. What an amazing post. The bread is gorgeous (I need to buy pumpkin). Where did you get that loaf pan? I’ve never coveted a bread pan before but now you’re causing me to.

    • Biren says:

      Thanks Cristiane! I recently purchased this loaf pan at Michael’s but I’ve also seen the same pan at Williams Sonoma. It’s made by Nordic Ware, here in Minnesota. First time using it and it released beautifully :)

  10. delicious pictures lovely loaf pan

  11. Hyosun Ro says:

    Looks yummy! I love pumpkin bread. Great photos of the pumpkins too.

  12. How I wish I had that gorgeous loaf pan!! Your pumpkin bread looks beautiful and this is a real education in pumpkinology LOL A stunning post! A family trip to a pumpkin patch sounds like so much fun. You are giving me autumn envy……

    • Biren says:

      I know you would just love fall, Denise – the cooler temps, the color, scents, and of course the food. A trip to the pumpkin patch or the apple orchard is a must. The colors of the maple leaves are already emerging. Perhaps one more week and they will be at their best. Fall is a great time to visit…..

  13. Suchitra says:

    loved your post! the pumpkin bread looks delicious…

  14. Sayantani says:

    wahta pretty jug you have, love the array of various squashes as welll. the bread has a great texture…looks divine.

  15. Joanne says:

    This reminds me that I haven’t gone pumpkin picking in FOREVER! Need to change that because this bread looks too awesome not to make!

  16. Judy says:

    WoW! I didn’t know that there are white pumpkins! Like your teapot very much!
    And the bread looks good….with a slab of butter!

  17. Faith says:

    Your bread looks wonderful, I love the pumpkin seeds in the batter! It’s the perfect pairing with tea.

  18. Stella says:

    I don’t know if Cinderellie will come for tea, but I will. I’m firing up my broom now!
    This bread looks great, Biren. I love pumpkin too-it’s such a wonderful food. Plus, the time of year that brings it is awesome (smile)…

  19. Cherine says:

    A wonderful bread perfect for fall!

  20. A gorgeous bread! Sounds wonderfully delicious!

  21. pachecopatty says:

    Beautiful post Biren, love all the pumpkins and of course your bread recipe. Happy beginning of fall:)

  22. What a beautiful shape! Tokyo finally had autumn chills, and your recipe inspires me to cook something pumpkin. Thank you for sharing the healthy recipe :)

    • Biren says:

      Glad to hear that you are finally havig cooler weather. The momiji must be beautiful right now. They turn such brilliant colors in the fall. Wish I could be there to see it.

  23. This is a very beautiful pumpkin loaf! I bet it tastes as great as it looks!

  24. Jeannie says:

    I’ve just baked some pumpkin rolls too! Very moist and soft. Your loaf looks so elegant! Beautiful photos of the various punmpkins!

  25. Yum! I love that you put the pumpkin seeds in the bread. Great texture!

  26. Great post…and bread pan!!! I can’t wait to try this!

  27. Such a pretty mould and lovely recipe.

  28. Sanjeeta kk says:

    Lovely texture for the Pumpkin bread, Biren. Love all the clicks.

  29. MaryMoh says:

    Biren, you are just so good with pumpkins! This is such a beautiful loaf….healthy and delicious…yum

  30. tigerfish says:

    I visited a pumpkin patch once and gosh….I was surrounded by pumpkins of different shapes and sizes :)

  31. Hi Biren,
    Love the new look of the site. I’ve always wanted to visit a pumpkin patch, one of these years I hope. Your spiced pumpkin bread looks delicious. I make spiced pumpkin and corn bread in a similar way. Your photos are so colorful and beautiful.

  32. Mmm, tastes of Fall! Nice job.

    I love those pics from the pumpkin patch. They remind me of the fun times we had in California. Nothing like that here in Kuching.

  33. So wonderful Biren – to incorporate the flavors of pumpkin with the seeds in the bread.

    Lovely post and I can’t believe it’s pumplin patch time of he year already! :)

    Ciao, Devaki @ weavethousandflavors

  34. sarah says:

    Nice new look for the blog…loved it..
    Pumpkin bread looks so perfect and yummy!!

  35. Reeni says:

    One of my favorite things about fall is visiting the pumpkin patch! And then coming home to bake a pumpkin treat. Your pumpkin bread looks so pretty! And delicious too!

  36. Rebecka says:

    I love your beautiful pumkin pictures, they make my heart yearn for Fall!

    I wanted to let you know that I’ll be featuring you on my blog this week with a Lovely Blog Award…please stop by my blog to pick up your award!!

  37. Pumpkins Pumpkins! Seemed like the boys and your family had a great time picking up some pumpkins. Isnt’ time flying fast?! It’s almost October and that close the year end! What a lovely bread Biren! Welcome treat for Fall to all of us.

  38. Looks beautiful….loved the pan, too! I was just thinking I wanted to make pumpkin bread this week. Thanks for sharing your recipe!

  39. bunkycooks says:

    It’s definitely pumpkin time! I love that pan. It is perfect for making fall type breads.

  40. Hi Biren, Congratulations on your new site, it looks great.
    Your Pumpkin Bread really looks awesome. Great time to have them this time of the year.
    I’m also loving all your photos and especially your teapot it is soooo “Cinderella-ish.
    Have a great week.

  41. kristy says:

    Can’t believe it’s only 2 months away till year end. Here comes Halloween & thanksgiving next. Guess, more pumpkin gourmet coming up to the dining table soon. It’s been ages since I last make some pumpkin baked goodies. What a great reminder.
    Hope you’re having a fabulous weekend, dear.

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