15 Delicious Pumpkin Bread Recipes for Fall

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Vegan Fat-Free Pumpkin Bread

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Fall is a great time for pumpkin bread. There's nothing quite like the aroma of a pumpkin-filled loaf baking in your kitchen on a crisp autumn day. These recipes will fill your home with the cozy aromas of autumn spices such as cinnamon and nutmeg and satisfy all your pumpkin spice cravings. Whether you enjoy them as a snack, with your morning cup of coffee, or save them for dessert, you're sure to crave these quick breads all season long.

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    Pumpkin Bread With Cream Cheese Filling

    Pumpkin Bread With Cream Cheese Filling

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    Filled with a river of rich cream cheese, and boasting a crisp topping of cinnamon-sugar, this unbelievable pumpkin bread could double as a fall dessert. The recipe produces two tangy, fluffy loaves that taste like they have cheesecake baked right inside. Eat one now, and freeze one to enjoy later.

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    Bread Machine Pumpkin Quick Bread

    Bread Machine Pumpkin Quick Bread

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    Fill your kitchen with heavenly baking aromas when you use your bread machine to make a nicely-spiced pumpkin bread that includes ginger, cinnamon, and nutmeg. Combine the ingredients in a bowl and blend them thoroughly before pouring the batter into the appliance to produce one foolproof tender loaf.

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    Vegan Fat-Free Pumpkin Bread

    Vegan Fat-Free Pumpkin Bread

    The Spruce/Emily Hawkes

    Vegan-friendly and temptingly tender, with plenty of pumpkin flavor, this fat-free pumpkin bread delivers everything you want in a fall snacking cake, without the guilt. Using cinnamon applesauce in place of oil is a clever technique that reduces fat and calories, and contributes to a moist, flavorful, satisfying loaf.

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    World's Best Pumpkin Bread

    World's Best Pumpkin Bread

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    Moist, hefty, and packed with tons of pumpkin spice flavor, this pumpkin bread is like your favorite fall coffeehouse loaf but made right in your own kitchen. Kids especially will love its light and crispy cinnamon-sugar topping. Make it easily with canned pumpkin puree, for a snacking cake your family can enjoy all-year round.

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    Pumpkin Banana Bread

    Pumpkin Banana Bread

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    Craving the flavor of pumpkin spice, but don't want to give up banana bread? This quick bread recipe offers the best of both worlds. It's also a great way to use up any pie pumpkins decorating your kitchen counter, though you could also use canned pumpkin. A generous amount of vanilla yogurt in the batter imparts a good, old-fashioned flavor that makes this quick bread truly special.

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    Pumpkin and Tahini Bread

    Pumpkin and Tahini Bread

    Anita Schecter

    Tahini—with its nutty taste and texture similar to creamy peanut butter—adds moisture, richness, and a healthy boost of plant protein to this scrumptious pumpkin bread. It smells fabulous as it bakes, and a sprinkling of pumpkin seeds on top adds a satisfying crunch.

  • 07 of 15

    Pumpkin Cornbread

    Pumpkin Cornbread

     Anita Schecter

    Cornbread is an essential part of many family holiday meals. This quintessentially autumnal recipe blends pumpkin with classic cornbread ingredients, for a sweet and savory fall treat that pairs equally well with hearty meat dishes at dinner or at breakfast with eggs.

  • 08 of 15

    Easy Pumpkin Pecan Bread

    Easy Pumpkin Pecan Bread

    Diana Rattray

    Oil adds incredible moisture and lightens up the crumb of this pecan-studded pumpkin bread that tastes like fall in a slice. It is so easy to make—just some simple mixing and stirring, and pop it into the oven. In just over an hour, you'll have a home smelling of sweet autumn spices and two irresistible loaves.

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  • 09 of 15

    Chocolate Chip Honey Pumpkin Bread

    Chocolate Chip Honey Pumpkin Bread

    The Spruce/Anita Schecter

    Rich and sweet, with the addition of honey and semi-sweet chocolate morsels, this chocolate chip pumpkin bread will satisfy your sweet tooth. Buttermilk gives the crumb fantastic moistness and a tangy flavor that is complemented by the sweeter ingredients. It's the perfect companion for your afternoon cup of coffee or tea or an after-school treat for kids.

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    Soft Pumpkin Cloverleaf Rolls

    Soft Pumpkin Cloverleaf Rolls

    The Spruce Eats/Julia Hartbeck

    Bursting with the fall flavor of pumpkin, and topped with crunchy pumpkin seeds, these moist and fluffy cloverleaf rolls are a great centrepiece for your holiday table. Bake up an easy dozen in about half an hour, and serve them warm from the oven. Or make the rolls ahead by shaping and freezing unbaked dough balls until needed.

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    Pumpkin Spice Coffee Cake

    Pumpkin Spice Coffee Cake

    The Spruce/Leah Maroney

    Whoever devised the idea of a cake you can eat for breakfast is a genius. With its moist, sweet interior and crunchy streusel crumb topping, this pumpkin spice coffee cake is a delightful morning treat on crisp autumn days. It makes the perfect companion to your daily cup of joe.

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    Greek Pumpkin Pita

    Greek Pumpkin Pita

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    From the Greek islands comes this savory Mediterranean-style pumpkin and phyllo pie. With its signature coiled shape, and a unique filling that includes sweet pumpkin puree, onions, feta cheese, and fresh mint, it makes a stunning party appetizer, a side dish at dinner, or even a light lunch on its own.

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    Oatmeal Pumpkin Muffins

    Oatmeal Pumpkin Muffins

    The Spruce/Katarina Zunic

    Sweet and nutritious, with just the right amount of spice, these easy pumpkin muffins (did you know muffins are a bread?) are a tasty Halloween Eve treat for kids or a fun lunchbox addition. The sweet streusel topping has protein-rich sunflower seeds, making these muffins a great snack for vegetarian kids. The recipe also includes tips for making them vegan.

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    Pumpkin Ginger Scones with Sweet Tahini Glaze

    Pumpkin Ginger Scones with Sweet Tahini Glaze

    Anita Schecter

    Though you might associate scones with afternoon tea, these savory pumpkin ginger scones with a sweet tahini glaze are a great breakfast or brunch option on cool fall days. Bake a batch to enjoy with your morning mug of tea, or save them for an afternoon treat. Just keep in mind that scones are best eaten on the day they are made.

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    Spiced Pumpkin Bread With Walnuts and Raisins

    Spiced Pumpkin Bread With Walnuts and Raisins

    Diana Rattray

    Whip up a tasty snack for your book club with this big, spiced pumpkin bread that bakes in a Bundt cake pan. The moist crumb is packed with raisins and walnuts, for great texture in every bite. You could also slice and top it with whipped cream or caramel sauce, for an easy family dessert.