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10 Epic Pumpkin Breads to Spice up Your Autumn

Spicy, fragrant pumpkin bread is one of autumn's greatest hits. And lucky us, it's so easy to make and share. Here are 10 of our favorite pumpkin bread variations to enjoy this season.

1. Downeast Maine Pumpkin Bread

This top-rated pumpkin bread recipe has earned 7,000+ 5-star reviews. Yes, it's that good. You can bake it into a large loaf, mini loaves, or muffins — just adjust the total baking time. It also freezes beautifully, if you want to make and freeze a few for quick snacks or give-aways later.

Downeast Maine Pumpkin Bread
Photo by My Hot Southern Mess

2. Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Bread

Love chocolate? Give this one a try. Top tip: To keep the chips from sinking to the bottom, dust them with flour before mixing them into the dough. TheBritishBaker drizzled her loaves with white and orange icing to give her loaves colorful autumn flair.

Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Bread

3. Chef John's Pumpkin Bread

Pumpkin breads aren't just quick breads; give this 5-star pumpkin yeast bread a try. "This no-knead bread is simple to make, and the addition of pumpkin puree makes it perfect for fall," says Chef John.

Chef John's Pumpkin Bread
Photo by Chef John

4. Super Moist Pumpkin Bread

This vegan-friendly version contains no eggs or dairy, and uses coconut milk for another layer of flavor.

Super Moist Pumpkin Bread
Photo by codebeans

5. Pumpkin Gingerbread

An extra helping of ginger gives you a spicy mix that combines two great classic autumn flavors in one tasty loaf. You can dress up your loaf with cream cheese frosting and candied ginger, if you'd like.

VIDEO: Pumpkin Gingerbread

6. Cranberry Pumpkin Bread

Cranberry sauce gives this extra moist bread a sweet/tangy edge. The recipe calls for egg substitute, but you can use 4 whole large eggs instead.

Cranberry Pumpkin Bread
Photo by LynnInHK

7. Perfect Paleo Pumpkin Bread

Here's a 5-star pumpkin loaf even a caveman would love. It has almond and coconut flours for structure, maple syrup for sweetness, and coconut oil for rich moisture.

Perfect Paleo Pumpkin Bread
Photo by Bibi

8. Glazed Pumpkin Donuts

Pumpkin bread as baked donuts? Yes, please! "These donuts are excellent," says LYNNINMA. "I made a maple glaze instead of the one listed in the recipe by substituting maple syrup for of some of the water and vanilla extract."

Glazed Pumpkin Donuts
Photo by My Hot Southern Mess

9. Pumpkin Cheese Bread II

There's a surprise layer of pumpkin spice cream cheese baked into the middle of this pumpkin bread. Reviewer LAURADJ says, "Without a doubt, this is indeed the best pumpkin bread I have ever seen. It takes a little extra effort, but it is worth it!"

Pumpkin Cheese Bread II
Photo by sporkism

10. Mini Pumpkin Muffins with Orange Drizzle

Epic flavor can come in small packages, too. And in the case of these irresistible mini muffins, you might appreciate the built-in portion control. Reviewer Jillian says, "The orange drizzle definitely makes these muffins go from a regular pumpkin muffin to something extra special! These were very moist and delicious."

Mini Pumpkin Muffins with Orange Drizzle
Photo by abapplez


About Vanessa Greaves

Good food, friends, and fun are always on the menu. Find me as foodelicious on Allrecipes and vanny.gee on Instagram (but only if you don't mind cat pics and cocktails).