Easy Pumpkin Bread Recipe

by Merissa on September 13, 2013

in Recipes

Easy Pumpkin Bread Recipe - Little House Living

Easy Pumpkin Bread Recipe

Nothing tastes more like fall than fresh baked pumpkin goods. We've always loved just about anything with pumpkin in it and here's some of the treats we've made in the past:

Pumpkin Turtle Cheesecake
Pumpkin Whoopie Pies
Pumpkin Pie in a Jar
Pumpkin Cake or Muffins
Creamy Pumpkin Pie Tea
Pumpkin Cream Cheese Muffins

One thing that I wanted to add to the list of what we make this year was an easy Pumpkin Bread recipe. I love making a good quick bread because they are simple and easy to throw in the oven (and throw extras in the freezer for later).

Easy Pumpkin Bread Recipe

What You Need:

  • 1 1/2 cup flour (you can use white, wheat, or gluten free)
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
  • 1 1/2 cups sugar (I used raw sugar)
  • 1 cup pureed pumpkin
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 cup sour cream (Get cultures to make your own Sour Cream here)

In a large bowl, mix together the flour, salt, pumpkin pie spice, sugar, baking soda, and baking powder.

Add in the pureed pumpkin, eggs, and sour cream and mix well.

Pour into a greased bread loaf pan and bake at 350 degrees for 60 minutes or until a toothpick comes out of the center clean.

You can also top with a glaze if desired:


What You Need:

  • 2 cups powdered sugar
  • 1/8 cup milk

Whisk these 2 ingredients together until all the lumps are out (you may need to add more milk depending on the consistency you want), pour over the top of the entire loaf.

If you don't want the glaze but still want a topping, you could also make some of The Best Cream Cheese Frosting for a special treat. Yum!

easy pumpkin bread recipe

This is just a nice simple recipe and a great way to enjoy the flavors of fall, or if you preserve pumpkin you can enjoy this easy Pumpkin Bread recipe all winter long! The bonus with this recipe is that it will make your house smell incredible all day!

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Easy Pumpkin Bread Recipe
Recipe Type: Bread
Author: Merissa
This yummy Pumpkin Bread is perfect for fall!
  • 1 1/2 cup flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
  • 1 1/2 cups sugar
  • 1 cup pureed pumpkin
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  1. In a large bowl, mix together the flour, salt, pumpkin pie spice, sugar, baking soda, and baking powder.
  2. Add in the pureed pumpkin, eggs, and sour cream and mix well.
  3. Pour into a greased bread loaf pan and bake at 350 degrees for 60 minutes or until a toothpick comes out of the center clean.
  4. Top with glaze if desired.


What is your favorite pumpkin recipe to make in the fall?


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{ 53 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Andrea September 13, 2013 at 8:25 am

Oh wow, that looks incredible! I love pumpkin, especially this time of year. I can’t wait to try this, and check out the other pumpkin recipes you have!


2 Merissa September 13, 2013 at 8:30 am

Enjoy Andrea!


3 Margaret September 13, 2013 at 8:50 am

I’m not a person who cooks a lot but I’m going to try this. Will let you know how it turns out.


4 Merissa September 13, 2013 at 9:13 am

Please do! :)


5 Erica September 13, 2013 at 11:03 am

Yum!! This sounds delish and easy enough! I think I just might whip this up!



6 Merissa September 13, 2013 at 11:04 am

If you do, enjoy!


7 Laura September 13, 2013 at 1:15 pm

Yum! My hubby unfortunately hates pumpkin anything, but I love it. Have you tried these as muffins? They’d be easier for me to freeze and get out individual servings that way.


8 Merissa September 13, 2013 at 1:27 pm

We actually have this recipe posted that makes excellent Pumpkin Muffins.


9 Laura October 16, 2013 at 9:39 am

I tried this last night in a muffin tin because I didn’t have enough eggs for your other recipe. It turned out very well in the muffin tin (bake for 25 minutes). I added about a teaspoon of vanilla like I do with most of my sweet baked goods. Delish!


10 Pam September 13, 2013 at 3:30 pm

I love pumpkin this time of year! The glaze on top sound really good.


11 Merissa September 13, 2013 at 3:31 pm

Me too Pam and my hubby loved the glaze on this bread!


12 Jennifer September 13, 2013 at 5:03 pm

This looks amazing! Just stopping by to welcome you to the Social Fabric Community!


13 Khristi September 13, 2013 at 6:47 pm

Oh yum! I love this time of year. I get a little crazy for all things pumpkin. Thanks for sharing this recipe!


14 Cassadie September 14, 2013 at 8:43 am

Oh man, I do love pumpkin! This year we finally planted our own sugar pumpkins and I can’t wait to harvest them. Will be referring to your list of ideas once I do. Thanks for sharing and inspiring. (My first time on your blog!)


15 Merissa September 14, 2013 at 2:29 pm

Welcome Cassadie! I’m glad you found your way here. :)


16 Jo Allsopp September 17, 2013 at 1:07 am

Hi Merissa, sorry if I spelt your name wrong in previous posts. What is powdered sugar? Is that what we call Icing Sugar here in Australia?

Love your site and all the ideas



17 Merissa September 17, 2013 at 5:32 am

It’s ok! Yes, powdered sugar would be Icing Sugar. :)


18 amy lynn hunt September 17, 2013 at 3:49 am

Oh darn, i didn’t realize there was dairy in the bread part. This looks sooo good! If anyone has tried subbing anything for the sour cream? I’m good with the glaze, but sour cream is trickier.

Thanks in advance! I might just make this for my fam anyway & sneak a teeny bite :)


19 Merissa September 17, 2013 at 5:32 am

I’ve been doing a lot of non-dairy cooking because our son is df. So I’m pretty sure you could sub the sour cream for coconut milk. I hope that helps!


20 Sandra September 19, 2013 at 12:51 am

I did not have any sour cream so I substituted plain Greek yogurt. I also wanted to experiment by replacing 1/2 cup of the sugar with brown sugar. It was so moist and delicious. We didn’t even need the glaze. Thank you for posting.
Edmonton, Alberta, Canada


21 Merissa September 19, 2013 at 6:16 am

Great subs, I’m glad you liked it!


22 Dawn N September 29, 2013 at 5:35 pm

I was thinking it would be great to have some brown sugar too and I’ve seen applesauce used in place of sour cream. My son had me add mini chocolate chips for his sweet tooth.


23 Merissa September 29, 2013 at 5:36 pm

All of those additions and substitutions sound really good!


24 Misty September 20, 2013 at 11:52 am

This looks so good! I can’t wait to try it! Thank you for sharing your recipe with me! :)


25 Crystal September 25, 2013 at 10:22 am

I made this on Saturday and it was gone by Sunday! Yummo!!! Thank you.


26 Merissa September 25, 2013 at 10:27 am

I’m so glad you enjoyed it!


27 h2olovngrl December 3, 2013 at 4:09 pm

I made a few substitutions and additions. I added some chopped pears that were ripe, and you know how quickly pears can go from ripe to over ripe! I also added walnuts and substituted the pumpkin for two jars of baby food I had leftover. One squash, and one sweet potato. I will let you know how it comes out. Thank you for another great and EASY recipe.


28 Ronnie Tall September 7, 2014 at 11:18 am

This looks really good, but I don’t see any added fat other then the sour
cream, is this correct?


29 Merissa September 7, 2014 at 11:42 am

That is correct.


30 Bobbi September 7, 2014 at 7:45 pm

I just made some pumpkin bread today…but I cheated and used a cake mix with mine 😉 Yours looks awesome!!

Pinning it!
Thanks for sharing!


31 Sierra & Faith September 9, 2014 at 10:36 am

This looks delicious! Thank you for sharing. Stopping by from the Let’s Be Friends Blog Hop.

Sierra & Faith
Winks and Eyerolls


32 Kristen September 9, 2014 at 7:37 pm

I love Pumpkin Bread especially with fall quickly approaching and this recipe looks amazing. I love how easy it is to make.


33 Vanessa September 10, 2014 at 10:59 am

This looks so yummy and it is easy recipe. I am going to try it. Thanks for sharing. I found your lovely blog from Homework link party.


34 Joan September 10, 2014 at 2:00 pm

I can’t wait to try out this recipe. I love quick breads, too. Thanks for sharing these (and your other) recipes!


35 Adrian September 11, 2014 at 5:36 pm

I love pumpkin anything! This bread looks so easy and delicious:) Thanks for sharing it with us at the Merry Monday Link Party!


36 Nettie Moore September 15, 2014 at 7:26 pm

Thank you for linking up your Pumpkin Bread at our Simple Supper Tuesday~ it looks amazing! You have been featured at Moore or Less Cooking! Nettie <3


37 Merissa September 15, 2014 at 8:37 pm

Thank you for the feature Nettie!


38 Winnie September 16, 2014 at 3:09 am

It looks fantastic and very inviting


39 Jessica D. September 21, 2014 at 1:13 pm

This recipe sounds great and I can’t wait to try it!

I was wondering, could you substitute greek yogurt for the sour cream?


40 Merissa September 21, 2014 at 6:55 pm

Yes, I’m sure you could in this recipe. :)


41 April October 7, 2014 at 8:04 pm

Yum, your pumpkin bread looks delicious! I would like to invite you to share your fall posts to my 2014 Harvest Hop Linky Party. :)


42 XmasDolly October 10, 2014 at 1:53 pm

Wonderful! I’ll bring the cold glass of milk and you can cut me a chunk of that! ~hehehe~ I have a recipe linky today! Won’t you share your recipe with my readers too?


43 Mrs. Sarah Coller October 10, 2014 at 4:06 pm

I love pumpkin EVERYTHING! Thanks for sharing your recipe!


44 Debra @ MsMoozys Open House October 11, 2014 at 5:15 pm

Yummmyyyy……I wanted to let you know I will be featuring this post on Tuesday with a Twist on my blog this week. Please stop by for a peek.


45 marilyn October 14, 2014 at 6:23 pm

Love pumpkin, and this I must try. Pinned, thanks


46 Theresa @DearCreatives October 15, 2014 at 1:44 am

Sounds so delicious! Pinned. Thanks for sharing @DearCreatives party. Hope your having a great week.


47 Adelina Priddis October 15, 2014 at 10:01 pm

Oh that is so tempting! Thanks for sharing at Weekend bites


48 Adelina Priddis September 6, 2015 at 8:11 pm

Mm, tis the season. I’m going to check out your pumpkin turtle cheesecake now though!


49 Marie@The Interior Frugalista September 10, 2015 at 10:32 am

Oh yummy – this is so happening in my house this winter! Thanks for linking up at the DIY Sunday Showcase Party.


50 Ashley September 10, 2015 at 6:47 pm

Yum! This looks delicious! I love pumpkin bread. Thanks for sharing the recipe with us at the Merry Monday link party. I hope you’ll join us again next week. Sharing your post on Twitter!


51 Kelly @ Mum-bo-Jumbo September 13, 2015 at 6:48 pm

I love anything pumpkin and this easy pumpkin bread sounds delicious! The glaze sounds like the perfect way to finish it off. Stopping by from Turn it Up Tuesday


52 Debbie September 15, 2015 at 4:18 am

Let pumpkin season begin!
Thanks a lot for sharing such an easy recipe.


53 Jennifer A September 15, 2015 at 10:28 pm

All the recipe posts you shared on the Homestead Blog Hop sound so delicious and perfect for fall! I’m pinning them, thanks for sharing!


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