Pumpkin Bread

It is fall and it is time for everything pumpkin! This is the best pumpkin bread you will ever taste, Girl Scout honor! I made this for my family and two days it was GONE! They are asking me to make it again.

  • Author: Kim Nicholson
  • Prep Time: 20
  • Cook Time: 60-75 minutes
  • Total Time: 37 minute
  • Yield: 8-10 1x



1 ½ cup all-purpose flour

1 teaspoon baking soda

½ teaspoon baking powder

1 tablespoon pumpkin pie spice

½ teaspoon salt

1 (14-ounce) can pumpkin purée

½ cup white granulated sugar

¾ cup dark brown sugar

3 eggs

½ cups refined coconut oil (canola oil or olive oil will also work)

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

½ cup pepitas


Preheat your oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit.

Prepare your loaf pan with baking spray or a parchment paper lining.
In a large mixing bowl, sift together the flour, baking soda, baking powder, salt, and pumpkin pie spice.
In a medium mixing bowl, whisk together the pumpkin puree, white granulated sugar, brown sugar, eggs, oil, and vanilla extract. Make sure that these ingredients are well combined.
Pour the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients and gently fold together, until just combined.  It’s okay if the batter is a little bit lumpy.
Transfer the batter to your prepared loaf pan, and smooth out the top so the batter is even. If you’re planning to add pepitas to the top of your loaf, and I highly recommend this, then sprinkle them evenly over the batter, then place them in the oven.
Bake for at least one hour, though some ovens may take closer to 75 minutes. (If you’re using muffin tins, the bake time will be closer to 25-30 minutes.) The loaf is done when it is lightly cracked and golden brown on top, and feels set when you gently tap it with your fingertip — it should not giggle. To be sure that the loaf is fully baked, use a cake tester or a small knife. It should come out clean when the loaf is finished.
Remove the loaf from the oven and let it cool in the pan for ten minutes. After ten minutes, run a knife or offset spatula along the sides to loosen, then flip the load onto a wire rack to cool completely before slicing.



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