Golden Pumpkin Bread

Golden Pumpkin Bread

This all-time favorite quick pumpkin bread is baked in miniature loaf pans to give as gifts.

15 min. prep time
15 servings
24524 Ratings


1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 cup firmly packed brown sugar
1 cup mashed cooked pumpkin*
1/2 cup Land O Lakes® Butter, softened
1 1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
1/4 teaspoon ground cloves


Heat oven to 350°F. Grease bottom only of 3 (5 3/4x3-inch) mini loaf pans; set aside.

Combine all ingredients in bowl. Beat at medium speed, scraping bowl often, until well mixed.

Spoon batter into prepared pans. Bake 30-35 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool 10 minutes; remove from pan. Cool completely. Store refrigerated.


*Substitute canned pumpkin.

Recipe Tip

Bread can be baked in 1 greased (9x5-inch) loaf pan. Bake 45-55 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean.

Nutrition Facts (1 serving)

Calories: 110

Fat: 4g

Cholesterol: 30mg

Sodium: 200mg

Carbohydrates: 16g

Dietary Fiber: 0g

Protein: 1g

Recipe #1585B©1995Land O'Lakes, Inc.

Recipe Comments & Reviews

Followed the recipe to a T. Good oven, and I am not a "new" baker. Epic fail. Loaves were given the toothpick test and passed. Even baking. However, once out and on a cooling rack, all THREE mini loaves deflated in the middle. They look awful and are going in the garbage. Not pleased at all.
Have not baked these yet. Would like to add golden raisins and walnuts. Will this alter the cooking time?
Test Kitchen Comment


Hi Janet, It's hard to say if the cooking time will be affected by the addition of raisins and walnuts since we haven't tested it in our kitchens. We'd suggest baking until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
Posted December 17, 2014
I have a question. Can I bake this in a large loaf pan
Test Kitchen Comment


You can bake the bread in a larger loaf pan but the timing will be different. The time made be shorter since the bread will be not as thick.
Posted November 25, 2014
Yum, what a easy and great recipe! I will definitely be making this again. If you are not a big clove fan though, you can switch them out for more cinnamon or pumpkin pie spice.
This s a great, easy and not too sweet bread. I used sef-rising flour and it worked fine. Will defnately make again.
perfect recipe!!! first time trying pumpkin bread and the only recipe ill need to try! (: thank you!
My family loved this recipe. It's a keeper and will definitely be making again.
What a great recipe! I made these mini loaves for a bake sale at my son's school and they sold out instantly! I mis-read the recipe, though, and used 1 can of pumpkin instead of 1 cup; it didn't seem to affect the outcome-I just had to cook them longer.
Delicious! I made this gluten free by using cup 4 cup flour and it turned out just as good. Instead of mixing all the ingredients together at once, I sifted the dry ingredients in a separate bowl (plus 1/4 teaspoon of nutmeg), used an electric mixer to cream the brown sugar and butter together, added the eggs one at a time then added vanilla extract. Then I slowly poured the flour mixture into the wet ingredients and added the pumpkin. It seemed a little dry so I used a splash of milk. Perfect for those crisp fall mornings!
Yeah I found it! Another recipe missing from the Land O Lakes bread recipe book I lost!
Wishes with all my heart I could replace that darn book
Best ever pumpkin bread recipe. Use a little more pumpkin to make it moist.
I have made this over and over since October and love this recipe. Definitely a supreme recipe. I even subsitute the wheat flour and use oat flour to make it gluten-free for some of my friends. I also use the whole can of pumpkin. Makes it very moist. Thank you for sharing this great recipe with us all.
Is there a method for making this in a breadmaker?
Test Kitchen Comment


Typically recipes made in the bread maker are bread recipes with yeast as an ingredient. This pumpkin bread is a quick bread and is best if made as the recipe is written.
Posted December 03, 2012
I have made this pumpkin bread since I first found the recipe in a digest-sized LOL cookbook I bought several years ago. It never fails to please. I add a little bit of white sugar to suit my taste and LOTS of fresh pecans. I bake several small loaves to give as Thanksgiving and Christmas gifts, which always get rave reviews. Definitely the best pumpkin bread recipe out there. :)
why does this pumpkin bread need to be stored in the fridge?
Test Kitchen Comment


You could store this pumpkin bread at room temperature for a few days. Typically a quick bread, if stored for a longer time, should be stored in the refrigerator or in the freezer.
Posted November 15, 2012
I have made this bread twice, the first time it was a little dry so I added the whole can of pumpkin which is a little over a cup, which made it moister. i also substituted pumpkin pie spice for the cloves and ginger and made several small loaves. The only reason I didn't give it 5 stars was because it was a little dry the first time. It is a good recipe for the first time pumpkin bread maker.
The only pumpkin bread recipe I make. I do variations on spice combo and nuts cranberries etc.
This recipe is sooo simple and has a great moist texture and taste. I have frozen the loaves and they are perfect when they defrost.
Made this for a friend and I. Easy and delicious, moist and flavorful.
I made it with 1/2 cup sugar and 1/2 cup of applesauce, plus whole wheat pastry flour .
it came out awesome best pumpkin bread i ever made.
Easy to make, moist and flavorful. Tip: do not use a glass
loaf pan; it prevents the center from cooking.
I cream the sugar and butter first and then mix everything together. also if you scoop this reciepe out like cookies it makes great whoopie pies with cream cheese frosting.
It was good but definitely not the best pumpkin bread I've had.
Easy to make! and it tastes GREAT!
I loved this recipe! But, next time I think I will use a little less salt.
This bread was very easy to put together and it cooked evenly in the small tins. I ended up baking the bread for 40 minutes. My kids loved it!
Loved this recipe. I added dried chopped cranberries and golden raisins, it was a big hit!
Very nice loaf. I was looking to use up some canned pumpkin and had the ingredients on hand to make this. Very nice flavour and texture.
standard, i frosted the loaf with a thin orange glaze

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