Pumpkin Bread

When I was grocery shopping the other day, EVERY sample offered in the stores featured pumpkin as an ingredient.  I came home and made 2 loaves of pumpkin bread.  It is such a seasonal flavor- I love it.  This recipe is adapted from Martha Stewart’s Baking Handbook.  It makes 2 standard loaves.

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup whole wheat flour
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 2 tsp baking soda
  • 2 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp freshly ground nutmeg
  • 1/4 tsp ground allspice
  • 1/4 tsp coarse salt
  • 15 oz canned pumpkin puree
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 cup packed dark-brown sugar
  • 4 large eggs
  • 1/4 cup canola oil
  • 1 2/3 cup buttermilk
  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.  Coat two standard loaf pans with cooking spray or butter, set aside.
  2. In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon, nutmeg, allspice, and salt.  Set the mixture aside.
  3. In the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with a paddle attachment, combine the pumpkin puree and both sugars, mix on medium speed until well combined, 2-3 minutes.  Add the eggs and oil; mix until incorporated, about 2 minutes, scraping down the sides of the bowl.  With the mixer on low, add the flour mixture in two batches, alternating with the buttermilk, beginning and ending with the flour, until just combined.
  4. Divide the batter between the prepared pans; smooth the tops with an offset spatula.  Bake, until a cake tester inserted in the centers comes out clean, 45 to 60 minutes.  Transfer to a wire rack to cool 10 minutes.  Remove loaves from pans and cool completely.  Bread can be kept at room temperature, wrapped in plastic, of up to 4 days.


About Josette@thebrookcook

I live in Stony Brook, New York on Long Island. I love garlic and baking. My hobby (and love) is to try new recipes. My favorite recipe resources include The New York Times, Food and Wine, Bon Appetit, and Martha Stewart Living. Enjoy!

3 responses to “Pumpkin Bread

  1. Lo

    Is that one and 2/3 cups of buttermilk?

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