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The best pumpkin loaf recipe 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, 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 2 Loaves
Calories 262 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.

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

    Three bowls one with flour, one with beaten eggs, one with canned pumpkin.
  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.

    Egg mixture with canned pumpkin in it.
  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.

    Fall pumpkin recipes that is in a glass 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.

    Fall bread in glass loaf pans.
  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.

    Pumpkin bread that is covered in powder suagr glaze.