Pumpkin Spice Bread Recipe

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In honor of the Pumpkin Spice Latte’s return to Starbucks, and thus the unofficial arrival of autumn, we thought we’d break out a pumpkin recipe. These pumpkin spice muffins are so moist and flavorful that you might even be ready to say goodbye to summer.

Pumpkin bread

Pumpkin bread (Photo credit: Wikipedia)


Pumpkin Spice Bread Ingredients(adapted from Karen DeMasco):

  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup packed dark brown sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 large egg yolk
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 3/4 cup canned pumpkin puree
  • 1/3 cup plus 1 tablespoon sour cream
  • 3/4 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1 cup plus 2 tablespoons unbleached all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 teaspoon freshly grated nutmeg
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • Pinch of ground cloves
  • 1 tablespoon Demerara sugar



  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  • Prepare your muffin pan by greasing it, lining it with cupcake liners or use a silicone muffin pan.
  • In another bowl, sift together the flour, baking soda, salt, nutmeg, cinnamon and cloves.
  • Whisk granulated sugar, brown sugar, egg, egg yolk, and oil together in a medium bowl. Add the pumpkin, sour cream, and vanilla and whisk well to combine.
  • Using a rubber spatula, fold the dry ingredients into the wet. Then whisk together gently until just combined.
  • Pour the batter into the prepared muffin pan and sprinkle the tops with the Demerara sugar.
  • Bake until the bread is firm to the touch, well browned, and slightly cracked on top, about 25 minutes. Cool slightly before eating.
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