Spiced Pumpkin Bread | Renee's Kitchen Adventures

Sunday, September 27, 2015

Spiced Pumpkin Bread

Spiced Pumpkin Bread is so moist and flavorful, it's not just another pumpkin bread recipe....it is THE pumpkin bread recipe!  Spicy, sweet and unmistakably FALL. 

Spiced Pumpkin Bread | by Renee's Kitchen Adventures - Easy recipe for moist and flavorful pumpkin bread with a special spice!  You've got to check out what makes this bread so incredible!

By now you've probably seen a gazillion things "pumpkin" flavored.  It is, after all, the season of "All-Things-Pumpkin".  From the beloved PSL at Starbucks to pumpkin flavored breakfast cereal pumpkin is EVERYWHERE!  

This wonderful bread is a way to celebrate pumpkin in your own home. Even the novice baker can put this together with great results!  I love quick breads because they are not only easy, but they can take on many rolls. Not quite a bread or a cake,  a slice can be a yummy breakfast treat, a nice dessert or a delicious afternoon snack.  The bonus when you make this recipe is that your house will smell AMAZING while it is baking!  

My favorite thing about this quick bread?  The spices!!  Specifically... the fresh ground black pepper!!  Yup, that's right.  The addition of black pepper is amazing in this bread and does not overpower it.  It just adds that certain "something" extra!  It is also dotted with plump and juicy golden raisins, but if you aren't a raisin fan...it's still delicious without.  

As always, with quick breads, less is more.  Be sure you don't over mix the batter for best results.  

Spiced Pumpkin Bread | by Renee's Kitchen Adventures - Easy recipe for moist and flavorful pumpkin bread with a special spice!  You've got to check out what makes this bread so incredible!

I sent this bread with my husband to work, and he said they just inhaled it.  Haha  

I enjoyed my slice with a smear of pumpkin butter!!  Why not?  

If you have only one thing pumpkin flavored this season, make it this delicious bread!  You will be glad you did!  

Spiced Pumpkin Bread | by Renee's Kitchen Adventures - Easy recipe for moist and flavorful pumpkin bread with a special spice!  You've got to check out what makes this bread so incredible!

How will you enjoy your slice?  Smeared with pumpkin butter or just plain? 

Spiced Pumpkin Bread

Renee P.
Adapted from Allrecipes
Spiced Pumpkin Bread
Moist and flavorful spiced pumpkin quick bread dotted with sweet plump raisins. A Fall favorite!


  • 1- 1/2 cups pure pumpkin puree
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/2 cup canola oil
  • 1 cup brown sugar, packed
  • 1 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • 2 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp kosher salt
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp ground ginger
  • 1/4 tsp fresh ground black pepper
  • 1/4 tsp fresh grated nutmeg
  • 1/2 cup golden raisins


  1. Heat oven to 350 degrees F. Spray a 9" x 5" x 3" loaf pan with cooking spray and sprinkle with flour or line pan with parchment or non-stick foil. Set aside.
  2. In a large bowl, combine pumpkin puree, eggs, oil, brown sugar, and vanilla extract with a whisk.
  3. In a medium bowl, combine the flour, soda, salt, cinnamon, ginger, black pepper, and nutmeg.
  4. Add dry to wet ingredient and stir until just combined. Fold in raisins and pour into prepared loaf pan.
  5. Bake for 50 - 60 minutes, or until a pick inserted into center comes out clean. Allow to sit in loaf pan for 10 minutes, then invert onto a wire rack and cool completely before slicing.
Yield: 16 servings
Prep Time: 00 hrs. 10 mins.
Cook time: 01 hrs. 00 mins.
Total time: 1 hrs. 10 mins.
Tags: Pumpkin, quick bread, dessert, spices, raisins, breakfast

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  1. What a moist, tempting pumpkin bread! It looks perfect for my fall noshing :)

  2. Great photos Renee, this bread looks so delicious and I love the pumpkin butter with it! Welcome to SundaySupper!

  3. Black pepper?! Who'd would've guessed?! I have to give it a try, because I have never added pepper to a pumpkin bread before, but if you say it's good, then I know it has to be!! Thanks, Renee!!

  4. Spiced, Moist and really yummy! That's exactly how this bread looks and sounds :)

  5. Though I love my sweets, I'm not a very good baker. Quick breads are move 'forgiving' though. I can (and will!) make this! I'm all about pumpkin this time of the year and I'm so, so curious about the pepper addition. Can't wait to try!

  6. I can't get enough of all things pumpkin. I love this time of year. Can't wait to give this recipe a try. All those spices will make the house smell heavenly!

  7. Yum! I love that photo with the pumpkin butter.

  8. What a great recipe for fall. I love that you added raisins. And awesome idea to serve it with pumpkin butter!

  9. This bread looks amazing- so moist! And I am with you on the black pepper. I love to add chai spices to a lot of my recipes and also include a little ground black pepper. ;)

  10. The addition of black pepper is simply brilliant. I always double all my spices for a pumpkin recipe, but this one is perfect just the way it is.

  11. I would love it with pumpkin butter!! And adding black pepper?? Genius!

  12. Who wouldn't want to wake up to this every morning!?

  13. How moist and rich does this look? I'd have a chunk every morning for breakfast!

  14. Gorgeous pumpkin bread and no cracks! Yum!

  15. Tell me about pumpkin butter.....would love to try it too !!!!

  16. Oh, my goodness, Renee! This look so moist and so delicious! Thanks for sharing it with my pumpkin recipe round-up.

  17. bookmarked!!, I love your blog!


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