14 Best Pumpkin Bread Recipes | Recipes, Dinners and Easy Meal Ideas

Pumpkin spice and all the nice things

Get out your best loaf tin because there’s no way you can trawl through these recipes and you don’t want to try one right away. We can’t pick a favorite pumpkin recipe — how can you choose between pumpkin pie, roasted pumpkin seeds, and pumpkin soup, all of which are perfect in their own way? But we can easily say that pumpkin bread is a classic we never tire of making. The great thing about it is that it’s easy to enjoy all year round; Many of these recipes call for canned pumpkins, so you don’t have to wait until fall. (However, if you’re at the height of PSL season and want to pair your next slice with a Pumpkin Spice Latte, we support that!) Start with our Best Pumpkin Bread recipe. It’s perfectly moist, easy to make and not too sweet. You can toast it and spread 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 Bread

We’ve combined the popular ingredients in Pumpkin Bread — creamy pumpkin puree, warm fall spices, and a generous dash of vanilla — but omitted dairy or eggs for an all-plant-based seasonal treat. Vegan dark chocolate chips stirred into the batter and sprinkled on top add extra flavor and texture.

Get the recipe: Vegan Pumpkin Chocolate Bread

Pumpkin bread filled with cheesecake

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

Get the recipe: Pumpkin Bread Stuffed with Cheesecake

Pumpkin shaped pumpkin bread

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

Get the recipe: Pumpkin Shaped Pumpkin Bread

3 ingredient pumpkin bread

This pumpkin bread is pretty enough to give as a gift—and it only takes three ingredients! The secret lies in the pumpkin pie filling, which is already generously flavored and sweetened. Combine it with cake mix and you get tons of flavor with very little effort.

Get the recipe: 3-ingredient pumpkin bread

Chai-spiced pumpkin pie

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

Get the recipe: Chai-Spiced Pumpkin Pie

Pumpkin Cranberry Loaf

Fans rave about Molly’s maple pumpkin bread. Press fresh or frozen cranberries onto the top of the dough and sprinkle with turbinado sugar before baking. The acidity of the berries complements the sweet bread perfectly.

Get the recipe: Pumpkin Cranberry Loaf

Pumpkin Banana Bread

The combination of ripe bananas and creamy pumpkin puree is a match made in heaven. The dynamic duo makes for a perfectly juicy, tender and not too sweetly flavored quick bread that can be enjoyed all year round.

Get the recipe: Pumpkin Banana Bread

Pumpkin bread with chocolate chips

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

Get the recipe: Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Bread

Chocolate Pumpkin Strudel Bread with Jam Butter

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

Get the recipe: Chocolate Pumpkin Strudel Bread with Jelly Butter

Pumpkin baobab with orange and pumpkin glaze

We know this isn’t your traditional pumpkin quick bread, but listen to us: anyone who grew up eating monkey bread will love this pumpkin-flavored version. Mix together store-bought cookie dough with pumpkin pie spice and sugar, mix some pumpkin puree and brown sugar into melted butter, then layer upon layer of sweet and savory deliciousness in a Bundt pan.

Get the recipe: Katie Lee’s Pumpkin Monkey Bread with Orange Pumpkin Glaze

Pumpkin Cheesecake Babka

Stir together sweet cream cheese, warm spices, and a leavened pumpkin batter to create a seasonal take on babka that’s perfect for the brunch table. The best part? This recipe makes two large loaves.

Get the recipe: Pumpkin Cheesecake Babka

Gluten free pumpkin bread

When the weather turns cold and evenings get dark early, a slice of succulent pumpkin bread makes everything better. For this pumpkin bread, you can roast a pumpkin and puree the pulp—or just use old, pureed, canned pumpkin. It works great here too.

Get the recipe: Gluten Free Pumpkin Bread

pumpkin bread

Use a box grater or a food processor’s shredding disc to turn a small squash into the main ingredient for this easy bread. Stir roasted pumpkin seeds into the batter to really spice up the bread.

Get the recipe: Pumpkin Bread

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