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Moist Pumpkin Bread Recipe
Moist Pumpkin Bread Recipe
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
1 hr 10 mins
Total Time
1 hr 25 mins
A total classic for fall: this pumpkin bread is moist, easy to make, and just sweet enough, with plenty of cinnamon, nutmeg and cloves.
Course: Breakfast, Brunch, Dessert, Snack
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Bread, Pumpkin, Pumpkin Bread, Quick Bread
Servings: 10
Calories: 249 kcal
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 cup packed dark brown sugar
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 3/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • a few scratches of freshly grated whole nutmeg or 1/2 teaspoon pre-ground
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1 15- ounce can of pure pumpkin puree
  • 6 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
  • 2 large eggs
  • 3 tablespoons Greek yogurt*
  • 1 tablespoon milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F, and mist a 5-cup loaf pan with non-stick spray.
  2. Place the flour, brown sugar, cinnamon, baking soda, salt, nutmeg, and cloves in a large mixing bowl and whisk to combine.
  3. Place the pumpkin, butter, eggs, Greek yogurt, milk, and vanilla in a smaller bowl and whisk to combine.
  4. Add the pumpkin mixture to the flour mixture, and fold together until just barely combined.
  5. Transfer the batter to the prepared pan, and bake for 60 to 75 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the thickest part of the bread comes out clean or with a few moist crumbs.
  6. Cool for 20 minutes in the pan, then remove to a wire rack and allow to cool completely before slicing.

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Recipe Notes

*Sour cream or buttermilk can be substituted. If you don’t have buttermilk, you can substitute by stirring 3/4 teaspoon of lemon juice or white vinegar into 3 tablespoons of regular milk. Allow the mixture to stand for 5 minutes, or until thickened and slightly curdled.

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Nutrition Facts
Moist Pumpkin Bread Recipe
Amount Per Serving (1 slice)
Calories 249 Calories from Fat 72
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 8g 12%
Saturated Fat 4g 20%
Cholesterol 51mg 17%
Sodium 221mg 9%
Potassium 164mg 5%
Total Carbohydrates 40g 13%
Dietary Fiber 2g 8%
Sugars 17g
Protein 4g 8%
Vitamin A 146.3%
Vitamin C 2.3%
Calcium 5.3%
Iron 11.9%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.