14 Best Pumpkin Bread Recipes | Easy recipes, dinners and meal ideas

Pumpkin Spice and All That Nice

Get out your best loaf pan, because there’s no way you can browse through these recipes without wanting to try one right away. We can’t choose a favorite pumpkin recipe – how can you choose between pumpkin pie, roasted pumpkin seeds and pumpkin soup, all perfect in their own way? But we can easily say that pumpkin bread is a classic that we never tire of making. The great thing about it is that it’s easy to enjoy year-round; many of these recipes call for canned pumpkin, so there’s no need to wait until fall. (If you’re in the height of PSL season and want to pair your next slice with a pumpkin spice latte, we support that!) Start with our recipe for the best pumpkin bread. It’s perfectly moist, easy to make and not too sweet. You can grill it and brush it with butter or cream cheese, or maybe even try a slice with a drizzle of honey or maple syrup.

Get the recipe: The Best Pumpkin Bread

Vegan Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Bread

We’ve combined pumpkin bread’s beloved ingredients — creamy pumpkin puree, warm fall spices, and a generous dose of vanilla — but omitted any dairy or egg for an all-vegan seasonal treat. Vegan dark chocolate chips mixed into the batter and scattered on top add extra flavor and texture.

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Cheesecake Stuffed Pumpkin Bread

This version of everyone’s favorite fall quick bread has a decadent surprise inside: a rich cheesecake swirl.

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Pumpkin Shaped Pumpkin Bread

This yeast bread, made with pumpkin puree, brown sugar and a hint of cinnamon, is sure to become a favorite this fall. Thanks to a few cleverly placed pieces of kitchen twine that shape the dough as it rises, the resulting bread looks like a pumpkin – complete with a stalk of fragrant cinnamon stick!

Get the recipe: Pumpkin Shaped Pumpkin Loaf

3 ingredient pumpkin bread

This Pumpkin Bread is pretty enough to give as a gift – and it only requires three ingredients! The secret is to use pumpkin pie filling, which is already generously spiced and sweet. Combine it with cake mix and you get tons of flavor with very little effort.

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Pumpkin Spiced Chai Bread

Kardea’s four-ingredient glaze is what really sets this bread apart from the rest. All you need is icing sugar, strongly brewed chai tea, heavy cream and a pinch of cinnamon.

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Pumpkin and cranberry bread

Fans rave about Molly’s maple-infused pumpkin bread. Squeeze fresh or frozen cranberries on top of the dough and sprinkle with turbinado sugar before baking. The sourness of the berries will perfectly complement the sweet bread.

Get the recipe: Pumpkin Cranberry Bread

Banana Pumpkin Bread

The combination of ripe bananas and creamy pumpkin puree is a heavenly marriage. The dynamic duo offers a perfectly moist, tender and not too sweet spiced quick bread that can be enjoyed all year round.

Get the recipe: Pumpkin Banana Bread

Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Bread

With miniature chocolate chips baked into the batter, you’ll have chocolate in every bite of this delicious pumpkin loaf.

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Chocolate-Pumpkin Swirl Bread with Marmalade Butter

Chocolate and orange go well together, and chocolate and pumpkin are delicious together, so why not enjoy them all at the same time? Simply mix butter with marmalade and a touch of orange zest for the best filling for Bobby’s Pumpkin Chocolate Bread.

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Pumpkin Monkey Bread with Orange Pumpkin Frosting

We know this isn’t your traditional pumpkin quick bread, but hear us out: anyone who grew up on monkey bread will love this pumpkin spiced version. Mix store-bought cookie dough with pumpkin pie spice and sugar, toss pumpkin puree and brown sugar in melted butter, then fill a Bundt pan with layer upon layer of sweet-spicy goodness.

Get the Recipe: Katie Lee’s Pumpkin Monkey Bread with Orange Pumpkin Frosting

Pumpkin Cheesecake Babka

Combine sweet cream cheese, warm spices and yeast-leavened pumpkin batter to create a seasonal version of babka, perfect for the brunch table. The best part? This recipe makes two large loaves.

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Gluten Free Pumpkin Bread

When the weather turns cold and the evenings darken early, a slice of moist pumpkin bread makes everything better. You can roast a pumpkin and puree the flesh for this Pumpkin Bread – or just use old pumpkin pureed from a can. It works wonderfully here too.

Get the recipe: Gluten-Free Pumpkin Bread

pumpkin bread

Use a box grater or the shredding disc of a food processor to turn a small pumpkin into the star ingredient of this easy bread. Stir the toasted pumpkin seeds into the batter to really elevate the bread.

Get the recipe: Pumpkin Bread