Photo: Sang An
Makes 6 to 8 servings

This easy pumpkin bread recipe is sweet, moist, and perfect for breakfast with coffee or as a treat after dinner—it’s the ultimate fall comfort food. Best of all, you likely have most of these ingredients in your pantry. Try adding mini chocolate chips or chopped walnuts to make it even sweeter. 

How to Make It

Heat oven to 350° F. Oil a 9-by-5-inch loaf pan.

In a large bowl, combine the pumpkin pie filling, oil, sugar, molasses, and vanilla.

In a separate bowl, combine the flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves, and ginger. Slowly stir the flour mixture into the pumpkin mixture. Pour into the prepared pan. Bake for 60 to 65 minutes.

Transfer pan to a wire rack for 10 minutes. Using a knife, loosen the bread from the pan. Invert it onto a cutting board. Serve warm.

In Advance: Bake the bread and let it cool. Wrap and set aside at room temperature for up to 24 hours. Cover with foil and warm in a 250° F oven for 30 minutes.

To Freeze: Place the cooled bread in a resealable plastic bag or cover with 2 layers of plastic wrap. Store for up to 3 months.

To Reheat: Refrigerate the bread overnight. Remove the plastic wrap, cover with aluminum foil, and warm in a 250° oven for 30 minutes.

Ratings & Reviews

BeccaKellander's Review

May 04, 2012
"not pure pumpkin"!?!?!?! not going to bother trying this one!

Carolynne's Review

November 21, 2010
This is my new favorite recipe for pumpkin bread. As an extra treat, add about a cup of mini chocolate chips - Yum!

brennawinnn's Review

October 12, 2012
Chelsea-very good...well spiced and moist

tara31's Review

January 08, 2011
I used half whole wheat and half white flour and subbed applesauce for the oil to cut fat. Delicious!

seaside725's Review

July 26, 2012
This was a simple, tasty pumpkin bread. My family enjoyed it. I used applesauce instead of the canola oil. Other then that I made no changes to the recipe. I probably would throw in some chopped walnuts when I make this again. I put cream cheese on the top of the slices. It was really yummy.

stalteril's Review

January 12, 2011
No eggs???