Old-Fashioned Pumpkin Nut Bread

Old-Fashioned pumpkin nut bread is made with canned pumpkin, cinnamon, sugar, milk, egg, butter, and chopped nuts. Serve this easy quick bread for a fall breakfast or brunch.

Warm your kitchen with the aromas of cinnamon, nutmeg, and pumpkin. It is a moist dessert bread that can be a wonderful treat for your children, friends, and family.

Pumpkin bread is just one of those things that makes me think of a cool fall day after you have been outside raking leaves or cleaning up the garden for winter. Walking into a warm house after you have been outside in the chilly fall air and being greeted by the aroma of this baking in the oven is heavenly.

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I tend to think of this type of quick bread more as a dessert than anything, but you can really eat it with any meal or just as a snack. Even after it cools, the flavor still tastes great. Serve it plain, with butter, or with this yummy cream cheese spread for a wonderful snack, dessert bread, or a quick breakfast or as part of a brunch menu.

You can even use this a a housewarming or Christmas gift. Just wrap it up in some colored cellophane and tie it with some curling ribbon. These types of breads also sell well at fall bake sales.

Pumpkin Nut Bread

Pumpkin Nut Bread

Old-Fashioned pumpkin nut bread is made with canned pumpkin, cinnamon, sugar, milk, egg, butter, and chopped nuts.
Prep Time30 minutes
Cook Time1 hour
Total Time1 hour 30 minutes
Course: Brunch
Cuisine: American
Keyword: pumpkin nut bread
Servings: 8
Author: Laura Warnke


  • 2 cups sifted flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1 cup solid pack canned pumpkin
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 1 cup chopped nuts


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees
  • Grease a 9" x 5" x 3" loaf pan.
  • In a medium bowl, sift together flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, cinnamon and nutmeg.
  • Combine in a separate medium bowl the pumpkin, sugar, milk and eggs.
  • Add dry ingredients and butter; mix only until flour is moistened.
  • Stir in nuts.
  • Bake in a greased 9x5 loaf pan 65 minutes at 350 degrees, until toothpick comes out clean. Cool 10 minutes.
  • Remove from pan to a cooling rack and cool completely.


Serves 8 or more.

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