I know Summer is not over yet but Fall baking season has started in my house and that is why I want to show you how to make this easy and delicious recipe for Pumpkin Bread. This loaf is a must if you are a Fall/Pumpkin lover like me.
I just posted the video (step by step) of how to make this loaf on my Instagram page. Click HERE.
The right amount of pumpkin puree, spices and a splash of orange juice make this bread the best one you will ever make/taste.
Enjoy your bread with a hot pumpkin spice latte or a hot cup of tea.
Let’s start with the recipe.
Yield one 9 by 5 inch loaf pan
1 and 3/4 cups of all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
*If you have pumpkin pie spice, use 2 teaspoons and do not add any cinnamon, ginger, cloves or nutmeg*
2 large eggs at room temperature
3/4 cup white granulated sugar
1/2 cup light brown sugar
1 and 1/2 cups of pumpkin puree (not pumpkin pie filling)
1/2 cup canola oil/vegetable oil
1/4 cup orange juice
1/2 cup mini semi sweet chocolate chips (or less/more if you want to)
1 cup chopped walnuts (or less/more if you want to)
1.- Preheat oven to 400F degrees. Spray 9×5 inch loaf with with non-stick spray. Set aside.
2.- You don’t need a mixer for this recipe. In a large bowl mix all the dry ingredients: flour, baking soda, baking powder, salt, cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger and cloves OR pumpkin pie spice. Set aside.
3.- In a medium bowl whisk the eggs with the granulated and brown sugar. Mix for 2 minutes. Then, add the pumpkin puree, oil and orange juice. Mix well.
4.- Pour the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients and gently mix with a spatula. Add the chocolate chips and walnuts (if using). Mix . You might see a few lumps, so do not overmix.
5.- Pour the batter into the prepared loaf pan. You can sprinkle extra chocolate chips and/or walnuts on top.
6.- Bake the bread for 30 minutes in 400 F degrees. After 30 minutes, lower the temperature to 350 F degrees and finish baking for another 30 minutes. In total approx. an hour or until a toothpick inserted in the middle comes out with a few dry crumbs.
If you notice the top of your bread is turning too dark but it still needs baking time, grab a piece of foil and cover the top. You can do this after 40-45 minutes of baking.
7.- Let it cool completely and then cut.
Note: If you have PUMPKIN PIE SPICE at home and you don’t want to get all the spices that I mentioned on the ingredients list, just use 2 teaspoons of the pumpkin pie spice.