Pumpkin Spice Quick Bread

Level: Easy
Prep Time: 20 min
Cook Time: 45 min
Cooling Time: 10 min
Yields: 1 loaf


Pumpkin Spice Quick Bread is great for brunch or as a snack with whipped cream cheese.


  • 1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup LIBBY'S® 100% Pure Pumpkin
  • 3/4 cup firmly packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) butter (we recommend Land O Lakes®), softened
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 teaspoons pumpkin pie spice
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking powder


PREHEAT oven to 350° F. Grease 9x5-inch loaf pan.

COMBINE flour, pumpkin, brown sugar, butter, eggs, spice, baking soda, salt and baking powder in large mixer bowl. Beat at medium speed, scraping bowl often for 1 to 2 minutes until well mixed. Spoon batter into prepared pan.

BAKE for 45 to 55 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool in pan on wire rack 10 minutes; remove to wire rack to cool completely.

*Substitute 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon, 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger and 1/4 teaspoon each ground nutmeg and ground cloves for pumpkin pie spice.

Banana Bread: Prepare quick bread as directed above, substituting 3/4 cup sugar for brown sugar and 1 cup mashed bananas for pumpkin; omit pumpkin pie spice.

Banana Chocolate Chip Bread: Prepare quick bread as directed above. Stir 3/4 cup NESTLÉ® TOLL HOUSE® Semi-Sweet Chocolate Mini Morsels and 1 cup mashed banana into batter.

Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Bread: Prepare quick bread as directed above. Stir in 3/4 cup NESTLÉ® TOLL HOUSE® Semi-Sweet Chocolate Mini Morsels into batter.

TIP: Wrap bread in plastic food wrap or aluminum foil. Refrigerate up to 3 days or freeze up to 3 months.

Love it!

by M. Melinda , on Sep. 2009

This is the best recipe! I get so many compliments on my pumpkin and banana bread using this recipe. It is simple, and the ingredients are usually things I already have around the house. Try it!

Under Bake It

by C. Chris , North Platte, NE on Nov. 2008

I see some comments about being dry, add a little more pumpkin, under bake it a touch all helps. And for something a little differant sprinkle brown sugar on top of the mixture in the loaf pan and shake on cinnamon, adds a nice top crust. Great recipe.

dry and not enough spice flavor

by J. Jennifer , SEATTLE, WA on Oct. 2008

I am usually the last person to leave a bad comment, but this needs more spice and maybe milk or something to moisten it! Does not taste like any bread I've ever made!

Great Recipe

by P. PATTI , Caribou, ME on Oct. 2008

I used this recipe but made it into oversized muffins. I sprinkled the tops with a little brown sugar before baking them. This is a great recipe. I will use it again.

Very Good

by M. Marissa , Oglesby, IL on Oct. 2008

I think that next time I might add chocolate chips or some kind of nuts. Maybe some more spice next time. This time I made it according to the recipe and it made a very subtle pumpkin flavor that I liked


by M. Michelle , Garland, TX on Aug. 2008

This is a wonderful recipe. I doubled the spice after reading the other reviews. I also added walnuts and peacans and it was really good. Next time I think I will add even more spice. This is a fast and easy recipe I will keep in my recipe box.


by L. Laura , CHICAGO, IL on Apr. 2008

I made this not too long ago and took it to my office where it was quickly eaten up. I actually made 2 loaves and gave the other one to our dog walker who is always the beneficiary of anything sweet I make...I added the choc. chips to both loaves. You can't go wrong this recipe!

Quick and Easy

by J. Jane , LIVE OAK, CA on Oct. 2007

This recipe is so easy my 12 year old made it. She added chocolate chips in the mix and it was tasty.


by l. linda , SALEM, NH on Oct. 2007

This recipe was easy and delicious. My kids loved it!


by l. lisa , salem, MA on Sep. 2007

Easy to bake,simple ingredients. I made it twice in a week. I increased the spices the second time.