Pumpkin Yeast Bread Recipe
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Pumpkin Yeast Bread Recipe

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From Greenfield, Indiana, Alicyn Swift shares this lightly spiced pumpkin bread with a crisp brown crust and appealing golden-orange interior.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 5 min. Bake: 3-4 hours
MAKES:16 servings
Diabetic Exchange Test Kitchen Approved
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 5 min. Bake: 3-4 hours
MAKES: 16 servings


  • 1/2 cup plus 2 tablespoons water (70° to 80°)
  • 1/2 cup canned pumpkin
  • 1/4 cup butter, softened
  • 1/4 cup nonfat dry milk powder
  • 1/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 to 1 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 2-3/4 cups bread flour
  • 1 package (1/4 ounce) active dry yeast

Nutritional Facts

One slice (prepared with reduced-fat margarine) equals 121 calories, 2 g fat (0 saturated fat), trace cholesterol, 150 mg sodium, 22 g carbohydrate, 0 fiber, 3 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1-1/2 starch, 1/2 fat.


  1. In bread machine pan, place all ingredients in order suggested by manufacturer. Select basic bread setting. Choose crust color and loaf size if available.
  2. Bake according to bread machine directions (check dough after 5 minutes of mixing; add 1 to 2 tablespoons of water or flour if needed). Yield: 1 loaf, 16 slices (about 1-1/2 pounds).
Originally published as Pumpkin Yeast Bread in Quick Cooking September/October 1999, p33

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Reviewed Mar. 21, 2011

"My family loves this bread."

Reviewed Oct. 29, 2009

"My husband adored this recipe! If you are expecting pumpkin pie, it's not that, but is a very light tasting bread with just the right amount of spices. I cut down the ginger by just a bit. The house smelled heavenly as I made this!"

Reviewed Jun. 20, 2009

"I made this bread and was very disappointed in the taste....it left a strange after-taste in my mouth and my family asked me not to make it again."

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