Bread Machine Pumpkin Yeast Bread

homemade pumpkin yeast bread from a bread machine
Diana Rattray
Prep: 5 mins
Cook: 3 hrs
Total: 3 hrs 5 mins
Servings: 4 servings
Nutrition Facts (per serving)
623 Calories
10g Fat
113g Carbs
19g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 4
Amount per serving
Calories 623
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 10g 13%
Saturated Fat 1g 6%
Cholesterol 2mg 1%
Sodium 685mg 30%
Total Carbohydrate 113g 41%
Dietary Fiber 6g 20%
Total Sugars 11g
Protein 19g
Vitamin C 3mg 13%
Calcium 85mg 7%
Iron 2mg 12%
Potassium 342mg 7%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

This savory pumpkin bread made in the bread machine makes a delicious and flavorful alternative to everyday white bread. It can make a great accompaniment to a warming bowl of chili or baked beans for an extra-special fall treat.

For this recipe, you can either use your own mashed pumpkin or canned pumpkin puree. This could be a good use for your jack-o'-lantern if you're willing to put in the elbow grease to cook and mash it. See the recipe for ​​crock pot pumpkin puree if you want to go the route to start with a whole pumpkin.

No spices are included in this recipe, so it's not a pumpkin pie spiced loaf. If you want to include some, that is your choice. Try a small amount of ground cinnamon if you like, perhaps 1/2 teaspoon. You can enjoy your pumpkin bread sliced with butter or margarine or plain. In addition to enjoying it with chili, soup, or stews, try it toasted for breakfast. It should be delicious with apple butter and other spiced preserves. It doesn't have its own spices, so it will rely on that of the toppings.


  • 5 ounces milk

  • 1 cup cooked mashed fresh or canned pumpkin

  • 4 cups bread flour

  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil

  • 2 tablespoons sugar

  • 1 1/4 teaspoons salt

  • 2 1/4 teaspoons (1 package) active dry yeast

Steps to Make It

  1. Add all of the ingredients according to your bread machine manufacturer's suggested order, with the default being the order listed in the ingredient list above.

  2. Use white bread setting, light crust.

  3. Alternatively, if you want to use the quick cycle on your bread machine, use 3 teaspoons of instant/rapid yeast and choose medium crust.

  4. Let your machine do its thing and enjoy the loaf when it is ready.


  • Your bread machine will have a specific order for adding ingredients, which is necessary to keep the yeast away from the liquid and salt until the right moment. The general rule is to add the liquids first, then the dry ingredients, and finally, add the yeast last. This will keep the yeast from getting activated before the right time in the machine's cycle.

  • Bread machines have bread cycle settings, and for this recipe, you should select white bread or basic. Not every bread machine has a crust setting. Those that do will generally have light, medium, and dark, with the default being medium. For this recipe, it's best to set it to light.