Easy Pumpkin Walnut Bread


There is something amazing about the smell of pumpkin bread in the oven.
Pumpkin bread in the oven is surly one of those memorable smells of fall.

Easy Pumpkin Walnut Bread

Easy Pumpkin Walnut Bread

I try to make pumpkin bread for my friends and family several times every fall.
Pumpkin bread is not only delicious, it makes for a wonderful gift to give to others. Pumpkin bread is such a nice way to celebrate the fall season.

It is also all about the festive aroma of pumpkin bread in the oven. Not many smells can remind us of the season like a baking pumpkin bread.

The secret to a good pumpkin bread is not only about the pumpkin that goes into it.
The secret to a good pumpkin pie also has to do with the spiced that we add to the recipe. The spices work with the taste and smell of the pumpkin to remind us of fall.

What do you serve with pumpkin bread?
People who really want a festive experience, may serve their pumpkin bread with apple cider. What could say fall more than pumpkin bread and apple cider? This works really well with that fall open-house, neighborhood get together or even pumpkin carving.

Traditionalists, if there is such a thing for the fall experience, may simply choose to enjoy their pumpkin bread with a latte, tea, or milk. It really is such a personal thing when it comes to how to enjoy your pumpkin bread- isn't it?

Easy Pumpkin Walnut Bread

What kind of pumpkin should you use for this recipe?
You want the canned puree. The canned pumpkin pie pumpkin will not work for this. Carving pumpkin will not work either. What I like to do is stock up on the canned pumpkin puree when it first shows up at the stores. That way I know I will have plenty to get me through the holiday season.

Don't have all of the spices listed in the recipe?
Use what you have or what you want. I know folks who will use a 'pumpkin pie spice' to make up for not having the less common spices. It really is the cinnamon and nutmeg that make this. The others just make the bread even better.

This recipe will make 2-3 loaves of bread, depending on the size of your loaf pans. For example, 7X3" may need three pans while 9X5" may need two pans.

The recipe for Easy Pumpkin Walnut Bread

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Easy Pumpkin Walnut Bread
Pumpkin bread is not only delicious, it makes for a wonderful gift to give to others. Pumpkin bread is such a nice way to celebrate the fall season.
  • 3 1/2 Cups Flour- AP
  • 3 cups Sugar or alternative
  • 2 teaspoons Baking Soda
  • 1 teaspoon Salt
  • 1 teaspoon Ground Nutmeg
  • 1 teaspoon Cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon Allspice
  • 1/2 teaspoon Cloves
  • 1 15-16 ounce can Pumpkin Puree
  • 2/3 cup Water
  • 1 cup Vegetable Oil
  • 4 Eggs
  • 1/2 cup chopped Walnuts
  • 1 teaspoon Vanilla Extract
Preheat your oven to 350 and prep your pan(s) for nonstickIn a large bowl, whisk together your dry ingredients- flour, sugar, baking soda, salt, and spices.In another bowl, mix together your pumpkin, water, oil, eggs, and vanilla extract.Slowly add your mixed wet ingredients to your dry ingredients, about 1/4-1/3 at a time, stirring as you go.Use spatula to fold in your walnuts to the mix.Bake for 40-50 minutes- depending on the size of your pan- or until done. Allow to cool before serving.
Prep time: Cook time: Total time: Yield: 1-3 loaves

Easy Pumpkin Walnut Bread
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  1. Pumpkin walnut bread sounds great I think I'd like to try it with pecans too

  2. Such a wonderful recipe..especially adding cinnamon and nutmeg, and all in less than an hour and a half

  3. My family so love pumpkin bread and this looks like a recipe that I will be making again and again.

  4. This looks very good. Just got some canned pumpkin so it's time to start baking!

  5. This bread looks and sounds so delicious!

  6. Love pumpkin bread! This sound delicious! Will be baking this for sure.



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