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The best pumpkin bread with glazerecipe on a cooling rack.

Pumpkin Bread

An easy recipe for pumpkin bread that has a sweet powder sugar glaze.

Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Keyword Best Homemade Bread Recipe, Bread Recipes, Easy Bread Recipes, Fall Bread Recipes, Fall Recipes, Pumpkin Bread
Prep Time 25 minutes
Cook Time 55 minutes
Cooling Time 20 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 40 minutes
Servings 16 Slices
Calories 309 kcal
Author Jennifer


  • 2 Cups Flour
  • ½ Teaspoon Salt
  • 1 Teaspoon Baking Soda
  • ½ Teaspoon Baking Powder
  • 1 Teaspoon Ground Cloves
  • 1 Teaspoon Ground Cinnamon
  • 1 Teaspoon Ground Nutmeg
  • 1 ½ Sticks Unsalted Butter melted and slightly cooled
  • 2 Cups Sugar
  • 2 Large Eggs
  • 15 Ounces Canned Pumpkin

Powder Sugar Glaze

  • 2 Cups Powdered Sugar
  • 2-4 Tablespoons Milk more milk will make it thinner
  • ½ Teaspoon Vanilla Extra
  • ¼ Cup Chopped Peacans optional


  1. Preheat oven to 325℉. Spray the loaf pans with cooking spray.

  2. Sift together into a bowl flour, salt, baking soda, baking powder, ground cloves, ground cinnamon, and ground nutmeg. Set bowl aside

  3. In either a large bowl or the bowl of your stand mixer beat the melted and slightly cooled butter, and sugar together until just blended. Add one egg in at a time making sure to beat well after each addition. Continue to beat until the batter is light and fluffy. This will take a few minutes.

  4. Mix in the canned pumpkin, then slowly add the flour mixture to the fluffy batter. Mix on low until all the flour is combined. Dividing the batter between the loaf pans pour the batter into each loaf pan.

  5. Place pans into a preheated 325℉ oven and bake for 55-60 minutes or until done. Insert a toothpick in the middle of the loaf to check for doneness. IF the toothpick comes out clean then the bread is done.

  6. Let the bread cool for 20 minutes. In a large mixing bowl whisk together the powdered sugar, milk, and vanilla extract. I used 2 tablespoons of milk for a thicker glaze, the more milk used the thinner the glaze.

  7. Pour the glaze over the cooled loaves and sprinkle with the pecans. This step is optional.

Recipe Notes

recipe make 2 loaves of bread

Nutrition Facts
Pumpkin Bread
Amount Per Serving (16 Slices)
Calories 309 Calories from Fat 90
% Daily Value*
Fat 10g15%
Saturated Fat 6g38%
Trans Fat 1g
Cholesterol 46mg15%
Sodium 168mg7%
Potassium 88mg3%
Carbohydrates 54g18%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 41g46%
Protein 3g6%
Vitamin A 4439IU89%
Vitamin C 1mg1%
Calcium 27mg3%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.