Warm Pumpkin-Blueberry Bread


This sweet, buttery bread with a biscuitlike texture is delicately spiced. Use fresh blueberries, if possible, but if you only have frozen berries, stir them into the batter without thawing them.

Prep Time:
15 mins
Slow Cook Time:
2 hrs
Cool Time:
30 mins
Total Time:
2 hrs 45 mins


  • Nonstick cooking spray

  • ¾ cup canned pumpkin

  • ½ cup half-and-half

  • 2 tablespoon packed brown sugar

  • 2 cup all-purpose flour

  • 2 teaspoon baking powder

  • 1 ½ teaspoon pumpkin pie spice

  • ½ teaspoon salt

  • ¼ cup cold butter, cubed

  • ¾ cup fresh blueberries

  • 1 tablespoon all-purpose flour

  • ½ cup maple syrup

  • 2 tablespoon melted butter

  • ½ cup chopped pecans, toasted*


  1. Coat a 4-quart oval slow cooker with cooking spray or line the slow cooker with a disposable liner. In a medium bowl stir together pumpkin, half-and-half, and brown sugar; set aside.

  2. In a large bowl stir together the 2 cups flour, the baking powder, pumpkin pie spice, and salt. Using a pastry blender, cut in the 1/4 cup cold butter until pieces are pea-size. Add pumpkin mixture all at once to flour mixture. Stir just until combined. In a small bowl combine blueberries and the 1 tablespoon flour; toss until berries are coated. Fold berries into flour mixture.

  3. Spoon mixture into prepared slow cooker. Pour maple syrup and the 2 tablespoons melted butter over mixture in slow cooker; sprinkle with pecans.

  4. Cover and cook on high-heat setting for 2 to 2-1/2 hours. Turn off slow cooker. Carefully remove lid so condensation from lid does not drip onto bread. Cover opening of slow cooker completely with paper towels; place lid on top. Cool for 30 to 45 minutes. Serve bread warm from slow cooker.

    Warm Pumpkin Blueberry Bread
    Scott Little


To toast nuts, preheat oven to 350°F. Spread nuts in a shallow baking pan. Bake for 5 to 10 minutes or until nuts are light brown, shaking pan once or twice.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

338 Calories
16g Fat
46g Carbs
5g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 8
Calories 338
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 16g 21%
Saturated Fat 7g 35%
Cholesterol 28mg 9%
Sodium 308mg 13%
Total Carbohydrate 46g 17%
Total Sugars 17g
Protein 5g
Vitamin C 2.4mg 12%
Calcium 141.4mg 11%
Iron 2.5mg 14%
Potassium 188mg 4%
Folate, total 64.5mcg
Vitamin B-12 0.1mcg
Vitamin B-6 0.1mg

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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