Easy Pumpkin Bread Recipe

Looking for a deliciously easy and moist Bread recipe to make this fall? This Easy Pumpkin Bread recipe is going to be your new favorite!

Looking for a deliciously easy and moist Pumpkin Bread recipe to make this fall? This one is going to be your new favorite! #pumpkinbread #easypumpkinbread #pumpkinbreadrecipe #pumpkinrecipes

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 are some of the treats we’ve made in the past:

Pumpkin Turtle Cheesecake
Pumpkin Whoopie Pies
Pumpkin Pie in a Jar
Pumpkin Cake Muffins
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).

We love this recipe because it makes such a delicious moist Pumpkin Bread, not too stiff or dry. You could also add nuts into this bread if you prefer a little extra texture.

Easy Pumpkin Bread Recipe


  • 1 1/2 cup flour you can use white, wheat, or gluten-free
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup pureed pumpkin
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 cup sour cream or plain yogurt


  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.

You can also top with a glaze if desired:

Glaze for Pumpkin Bread

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.

Variations to the Easy Pumpkin Bread Recipe

  • You could also make some of The Best Cream Cheese Frosting for a special treat instead of the glaze.
  • Make this bread gluten-free by using All Purpose Gluten Free flour in place of the regular flour.
  • Make this bread dairy-free by using dairy-free yogurt in place of the sour cream. You could also try using coconut cream.
  • Add nuts, raisins, or chocolate chips to make different versions of this bread.

easy pumpkin bread recipe

This is just a nice simple pumpkin bread 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!

Besides the pumpkin recipes that I posted at the top of this blog post, here are more of our pumpkin favorites!

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


This Easy Pumpkin Bread Recipe was originally posted on Little House Living in September 2013. It has been updated as of September 2019.

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  1. 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. 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.

      1. 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!

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

  4. 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!)

  5. 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


  6. 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 🙂

    1. 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!

  7. 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

    1. 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.

  8. 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.

  9. 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!

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

    Sierra & Faith
    Winks and Eyerolls

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

  12. 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.

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

  14. 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

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

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

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

  17. 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?

  18. 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.

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

  20. 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!

  21. 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

  22. 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!