Pumpkin Bread Recipes

Spiced Pumpkin Dinner Rolls
Your favorite autumn flavor is here to save the day—and the brunch or dessert table. We've gathered our best pumpkin bread recipes so you can find the perfect addition to the season. There's a pumpkin bread for the traditionalist who wants nothing but the classic, and frosted and slow cooker pumpkin breads for the more adventurous eater. Time to preheat your oven!

Frosted Pumpkin Bread

This classic quick bread is incredible on its own for breakfast, a snack, or dessert with a dollop of cocoa-spice frosting. Like any good homemade pumpkin bread, it's filled with canned pumpkin puree, cinnamon, and nutmeg. To give extra richness to the cocoa frosting, stir in a dash of espresso coffee powder.

Surprise-Inside Chocolate Bread

Pumpkin bread inside chocolate bread? Yes, please! To make one of our favorite fancy pumpkin recipes, bake a batch of pumpkin bread on a sheet pan, then use pumpkin-shape cookie cutters to cut out slices. Bake the pumpkin bread slices in the batter for our chocolate bread, and voilà! You have homemade pumpkin bread hidden inside a decadent chocolate loaf.

Pumpkin Pull-Apart Loaf

You won't need a knife to divvy up this homemade pumpkin bread—just use your hands! For fun fall brunch with friends or family, serve this pumpkin pull-apart loaf with a luscious cinnamon glaze on top. Just make sure everyone's at the table before you bring out this loaf, because they'll all be clamoring to try a slice (or two).

Pumpkin-Cranberry Bread

If you've found yourself wondering what to make with pumpkin (whether it's canned or fresh), give this made-for-autumn recipe a try. After all, when fall comes around, pumpkin and cranberry always rise to the occasion. Why not invite both to breakfast? This moist bread bakes in the slow cooker for a no-fuss treat.

Bourbon Pumpkin Bread with Spice Swirl

When it comes to giving your pumpkin bread even more fall flavor, bourbon is the answer. This recipe has a double dose: We added a splash to both the batter and the icing on top. Of course, that's not the only secret hidden in one of our best pumpkin treats. When you cut into it, you'll see it also has a swirl of sugar, pecans, and pumpkin pie spice in the center.

Whole Wheat Pumpkin Bread

Try this heartier version of pumpkin bread for a wholesome and filling treat! With just the right balance of sweetness, this delish bread is sure to become a family favorite. Use whole wheat flour instead of white to turn this into a healthy pumpkin bread recipe.

Two-Layer Pumpkin Bread

Surprise your guests when you cut into this homemade pumpkin bread recipe with a yummy filling inside. A cream cheese, sour cream, and crystallized ginger filling sets apart this favorite recipe from the others! It's surrounded by classic pumpkin bread and made that much better by the creamy center.

Pumpkin Bread with Eggnog Glaze

If you're in search of an after-dinner snack, this moist bread could easily double as dessert. What makes this pumpkin bread recipe moist, you ask? Not only does it have a full can of pumpkin, but there's also a cup of coconut oil mixed into the batter to keep it tender and delicious. (The decadent eggnog glaze on top doesn't hurt, either.)

Pumpkin-Pecan Bread

Can't decide between pecan pie and pumpkin? Make this pecan-pumpkin bread instead to cure both cravings at once! This fall treat is packed with pecans for a salty, crunchy bite. Try topping this sweet and crunchy bread with whipped cream for extra oomph.

Classic Pumpkin Bread

Learn how to make pumpkin bread if it's your first time, or get back to basics if you're a seasoned pumpkin bread baker with our tried-and-true classic pumpkin bread recipe. Either way, make extra to share because it disappears quickly! It's great for grabbing a slice for breakfast in the morning or serving alongside dinner.

Spiced Pumpkin Dinner Rolls

If you can't figure out how to incorporate squash into your dinner plans for tonight, we have the answer! Used canned pumpkin puree, along with a few pinches of cinnamon, to give these fluffy dinner rolls their fall flavor. The best part about this homemade pumpkin bread is that you can serve it with almost any fall meal.

Pumpkin-Berry Slow Cooker Bread

This sweet, buttery baked good with a biscuit-like texture is delicately spiced. Use fresh blueberries, if possible; if you only have frozen berries, stir them into the batter without thawing them. Use your slow cooker to make this homemade pumpkin bread (it's especially handy if you've got other fall treats baking in the oven!).

Fruited Pumpkin Loaf

Serve this apricot-filled pumpkin bread for an easy and delicious autumn breakfast. You don't have to tell anyone that it starts with a bread mix! Especially when you add apricot icing and dried apricots on top, it's impossible to pass up a slice of this homemade pumpkin bread.

Pumpkin Spice Loaves

This recipe makes two pumpkin bread loaves. Keep one and share the other with a friend—or keep both! After all, it's hard to resist this sweet and perfectly spiced treat. To make this bread more like dessert, serve with maple and nutmeg whipped cream.

Pumpkin Bread Truffles

There's no doubt that this pumpkin bread recipe is actually dessert, but we're still going to snag a few for our afternoon snack. These bite-size morsels start with basic pumpkin bread and transform it into candies to satisfy all your pumpkin cravings in one sitting. They're perfectly decorative for any holiday party or get-together.

Pumpkin Corn Bread

What's better than a warm, buttery side of corn bread? The added sweetness and spice of pumpkin! Serve it hot for maximum enjoyment, but you can also make it ahead of time, refrigerate for two days, then pop it back in the oven so it tastes fresh-baked.

Orange-Date Pumpkin Bread

Give your pumpkin bread a fruity zing via citrus and dates! Serve this spiced bread with reduced-fat cream cheese flavored with grated orange peel. Each slice is also studded with walnuts and dates, so every bite will be just as fruity and tasty as the last.

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