Holiday No Knead Pumpkin Bread


The flavor is very subtle, just a slight earthy undertone, and the tiny dash of spice is perceivable only to the nose. For plain bread, just use water in place of the pumpkin puree, and follow the steps the same way.

Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
50 mins
Additional Time:
13 hrs 30 mins
Total Time:
14 hrs 40 mins
1 loaf


  • ½ cup pumpkin puree

  • 1 cup water

  • 1 tablespoon water

  • ¼ teaspoon active dry yeast

  • 1 ¼ teaspoons salt

  • 1 pinch pumpkin pie spice

  • 3 cups all-purpose flour, plus more for dusting

  • 1 tablespoon cornmeal, or as needed


  1. Whisk together pumpkin, both amounts of water, yeast, salt, pumpkin spice in a large bowl. Stir in flour. The mixture will look dry, but keep mixing until dough comes together. Cover with a lightly damp towel and allow to rise for 12-16 hours.

  2. Generously sprinkle cornmeal over a baking sheet.

  3. Scrape dough out of the bowl onto a generously floured work surface. Sprinkle more flour on top of the dough, then press down slightly on dough to remove any air bubbles. Shape the dough into a round loaf by folding the sides up and flipping the dough over so the smooth side is on top. Transfer the dough to the prepared baking sheet. Dust with more flour, then place dry towel on top. Allow to dough to rise until nearly double, about 1 1/2 hours. Using a very sharp knife, cut a slash on the top of the dough about 1/2-inch deep.

  4. Preheat oven to 425 degrees F (220 degrees C). Place a small baking pan filled with about 2 inches of water in the back of the oven.

  5. Bake in the preheated oven for about 30 minutes, then turn baking sheet around and continue baking until golden brown, about 20 minutes more. Allow bread to cool completely on a wire rack before slicing.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

145 Calories
0g Fat
30g Carbs
4g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 10
Calories 145
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 0g 1%
Saturated Fat 0g 1%
Sodium 322mg 14%
Total Carbohydrate 30g 11%
Dietary Fiber 1g 5%
Total Sugars 1g
Protein 4g
Vitamin C 1mg 3%
Calcium 11mg 1%
Iron 2mg 11%
Potassium 70mg 1%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.