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Easy One-Bowl Pumpkin Bread

This easy pumpkin bread recipe yields a moist, warmly spiced loaf that's easy to stir together with just one bowl in about 10 minutes!
Course bread, Breakfast, Brunch, Side Dish
Cuisine American
Keyword best pumpkin bread recipe, easy pumpkin bread, easy pumpkin bread recipe, moist pumpkin bread, pumpkin bread, pumpkin bread recipe
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Cooling Time 1 hour 5 minutes
Total Time 2 hours 10 minutes
Servings 1 loaf (about 10-12 slices)
Calories 182kcal
Author Blair Lonergan


  • 1 ½ cups sugar
  • ½ cup vegetable oil
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 cup canned pumpkin (not the entire can of pumpkin)
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • ¾ teaspoon salt
  • 1 ¾ cups all-purpose flour
  • ¾ teaspoon cinnamon (or increase to 1 teaspoon for a "spicier" loaf)
  • ½ teaspoon nutmeg
  • ¼ teaspoon cloves (or increase to ½ teaspoon for a "spicier" loaf)
  • ¼ teaspoon allspice
  • ¼ teaspoon ginger


  • Preheat oven to 350°F. Grease and flour an 8 x 4-inch loaf pan. Set aside.
  • In a large bowl, whisk together sugar, oil, and eggs. Add pumpkin and vanilla; whisk to combine. Sprinkle baking soda and salt over top; stir until well blended.
  • Stir in flour, cinnamon, nutmeg, allspice, cloves, and ginger; be careful not to over-mix.
  • Transfer batter to the prepared pan. Bake for 45-55 minutes for dark or nonstick pans or up to 60-70 minutes for glass, ceramic, or light pans. The bread is done when a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Tent the loaf with foil during the final 15-20 minutes of baking if the top starts to get too dark.
  • Remove the bread from the pan and cool on a wire rack before slicing and serving.


  • I use a can of Libby’s 100% pure pumpkin, but you can substitute with 1 cup of fresh homemade pumpkin puree.
  • Make sure that you use a can of 100% pure pumpkin puree, which is different from canned pumpkin pie filling or pumpkin pie mix. The pure pumpkin puree is unsweetened and doesn't include any spices or other seasonings.
  • Do not over-mix the batter. It should come together so that everything is combined, but then stop stirring! Mixing too much will result in a dry, dense loaf.
  • The total baking time will vary depending on the type of loaf pan that you use. A dark metal, nonstick pan cooks the bread faster, so it will likely be done within 45-55 minutes. By contrast, a lighter metal pan, a glass pan, or a ceramic pan can easily require up to 70 minutes of baking in a 350°F oven. You can tell that your loaf is cooked through when you insert a toothpick or long stick deep into the center of the loaf and it comes out clean.


Serving: 1slice (1/12 of the loaf) | Calories: 182kcal | Carbohydrates: 41g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 0.3g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 0.3g | Trans Fat: 0.003g | Cholesterol: 27mg | Sodium: 249mg | Potassium: 74mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 26g | Vitamin A: 3218IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 14mg | Iron: 1mg