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Classic Pumpkin Bread Recipe

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Ever since making my homemade pumpkin puree, I’ve been dying to bake up some pumpkin bread. But things have been busy, busy, busy around here, and I just haven’t been able to squeeze it in until today.

I’m kind of particular when it comes to pumpkin bread. I prefer it to be moist, yet not heavy or dense, and I detest when recipes get a little too heavy-handed with the nutmeg (ahem, Starbucks). You also won’t find any heavy glazes on my pumpkin bread. I just want yummy pumpkin flavor that’s sweet but not too overly sugary.

I think I’ve managed to meet all of these criteria in this pumpkin bread recipe, and my little secret is that I use Silk Pure Coconut Original coconut milk as the liquid. With 45% of your daily value of calcium and only 80 calories per cup, it’s a surprising way to achieve a pumpkin bread that’s light and fluffy — and no, there is not even a hint of coconut flavor in the bread.

As I mentioned, I used my homemade pumpkin puree for this recipe, but you could also substitute canned pumpkin. I highly recommend giving the homemade version a try at some point though!

Classic Pumpkin Bread

Classic Pumpkin Bread

Yield: 2 loaves
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 55 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 5 minutes


  • 3 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 2 teaspoons cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 cups brown sugar, packed
  • 1 stick unsalted butter, softened
  • 2 cups homemade pumpkin puree or 1 (15-oz.) can pumpkin
  • 1 egg
  • 2/3 cup Silk Pure Coconut Original coconut milk
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease two loaf pans.
  2. In a medium mixing bowl, whisk together flour, baking soda, cinnamon, nutmeg, baking powder, and salt.
  3. In a stand mixer bowl, cream together brown sugar and softened butter. Whisk in pumpkin puree, egg, coconut milk, honey, and vanilla. Add dry mixture and stir until combined.
  4. Divide pumpkin bread batter between the two loaf pans, and use a spatula to smooth out the top.
  5. Bake for 50-60 minutes, until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. If the bread begins to over-brown, cover with foil and continue baking until done.
  6. Cool at room temperature for 5 minutes and remove from pan to continue cooling.

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Want to change this up a little? Stir in 1 cup of chocolate chips, dried cranberries or chopped toasted walnuts before dividing between loaf pans.

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