Spicy Pumpkin Bread

This pumpkin bread isn’t for the faint of heart. With 2 full teaspoons of nutmeg and 1 teaspoon of ground cloves, it’s got tons of spice to really wake up your taste buds. And BTW, it goes wonderfully with coffee.

Spicy Pumpkin Bread - with a heavy dose of fall spices, this moist pumpkin bread is not lacking in flavor.

 

There aren’t any hot spices in this bread. We’re talking fall spices. Love them and the wonderful scent they fill the house with.

Spicy Pumpkin Bread - with a hefty dose of fall spices, this moist pumpkin bread is not lacking in flavor.

The aroma coming from the oven as this bread bakes is amazing. Pumpkin Bread couldn’t be easier to make. Just dump everything in a bowl and mix. That’s my kind of baking. You will have to wait an hour and a half for it to bake though. But your patience will be rewarded. And your house will smell heavenly by the time it is done.

Spicy Pumpkin Bread - with a hefty dose of fall spices, this pumpkin bread is not lacking in flavor.

This pumpkin bread is perfect just as is. No need to add any nuts, cream cheese, streusel, or drizzle of any kind.

Spicy Pumpkin Bread - with a hefty dose of fall spices, this pumpkin bread is not lacking in flavor.

 

With the addition of vegetable oil, this bread stays extra moist for days and the flavor gets better over time. Pumpkin bread is great to give as holiday gifts because of its long shelf life. And 99.9% of people would be much happier with pumpkin bread than fruit cake. So you may want to go ahead and double or triple this recipe and use mini loaves. Your neighbors will be happy.

Spicy Pumpkin Bread - with a hefty dose of fall spices, this moist pumpkin bread is not lacking in flavor.

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Spicy Pumpkin Bread - with a hefty dose of fall spices, this moist pumpkin bread is not lacking in flavor.
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Spicy Pumpkin Bread
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
1 hrs 30 mins
Total Time
1 hrs 40 mins
 

This pumpkin bread isn’t for the faint of heart. With 2 full teaspoons of nutmeg and 1 teaspoon of ground cloves, it’s got tons of spice to really wake up your taste buds. 

Course: Bread
Servings: 1 loaf
Calories: 250 kcal
Author: Christin Mahrlig
Ingredients
  • 1 1/2 cups sugar
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 2 eggs, well beaten
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoons cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 2 teaspoons nutmeg
  • 1 cup canned pumpkin
  • 1 2/3 cups sifted all-purpose flour
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees.
  2. Mix all ingredients in a large bowl.
  3. Pour into a greased 5×9- inch loaf pan.
  4. Bake for 90 minutes.
Recipe Notes

12 servings

 

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12 thoughts on “Spicy Pumpkin Bread

  1. I am an avid baker and pumpkin bread is one of my favs. For the last couple of years, this has been my GO TO pumpkin bread recipe. I find it so easy and reliable. I love that it is less sweet and more spicy. I even add some ground ginger along with the other spices. It makes a perfect loaf, every time. Thanks for a great recipe!

  2. Hi there! I made this pumpkin bread and the texture was perfect. I didn’t find it sweet enough and it didn’t taste pumpkiny enough. Did you use a large can of pumpkin, or the smaller 14 oz can?
    Thanks!
    Heather

    1. I’m not exactly sure Dave and it would depend on the exact size of your mini loaf pans. There doesn’t seem to be a standard size for them. 🙂
      I would guess somewhere between 35 and 45 minutes. If you give it a try, please let us know in case someone else is wanting to make mini loaves.

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