12 Epic Pumpkin Breads to Spice up Your Day
Downeast Maine Pumpkin Bread
This top-rated pumpkin bread recipe has earned 7,000+ 5-star reviews. Yes, it's that good. You can bake it into a large loaf, mini loaves, or muffins — just adjust the total baking time. It also freezes beautifully, if you want to make and freeze a few for quick snacks or give-aways later.
Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Bread
Love chocolate? Give this one a try. Top tip: To keep the chips from sinking to the bottom, dust them with flour before mixing them into the dough. TheBritishBaker drizzled her loaves with white and orange icing to give her loaves colorful autumn flair.
Orange Pumpkin Loaf
An entire orange, peel and all, is pureed into this citrus-y pumpkin loaf. Erin says, "This is an extraordinary bread. The first time I made it I grated the outer orange peel and then put in the orange sections thinking if I used the whole orange it would be too bitter. The next time I followed the directions using the whole orange and the difference was remarkable. So follow the directions!"
Chef John's Pumpkin Bread
Super Moist Pumpkin Bread
This vegan-friendly version contains no eggs or dairy, and uses coconut milk for another layer of flavor.
Applesauce Pumpkin Spice Bread
The combination of pumpkin and applesauce creates an extra moist bread that infused with flavorful spices. "House smelled wonderful when this was in the oven," says reviewer lutzflcat. "This turned out very moist, spicy, and pumpkin-y."
Cranberry Pumpkin Bread
Cranberry sauce gives this extra moist bread a sweet/tangy edge. The recipe calls for egg substitute, but you can use 4 whole large eggs instead.
Perfect Paleo Pumpkin Bread
Here's a 5-star pumpkin loaf even a caveman would love. It has almond and coconut flours for structure, maple syrup for sweetness, and coconut oil for rich moisture.
Pumpkin Cheese Bread
There's a surprise layer of pumpkin spice cream cheese baked into the middle of this pumpkin bread. Reviewer LAURADJ says, "Without a doubt, this is indeed the best pumpkin bread I have ever seen. It takes a little extra effort, but it is worth it!"
Pumpkin Coconut Bread
The addition of coconut flakes gives this pumpkin bread a tropical twist and fluffy texture. If you want to keep things light, several reviewers had success substituting applesauce for half of the oil.