Soft Pumpkin Yeast Bread Recipe
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Soft Pumpkin Yeast Bread Recipe

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This large hearty loaf is a perfect way to round out fall meals. Canned pumpkin, a little brown sugar and ground walnuts give the bread its seasonal flavor and appearance without a lot of fuss on my part.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 3-4 hours
MAKES:16 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 3-4 hours
MAKES: 16 servings


  • 1/2 cup canned pumpkin
  • 1 cup warm evaporated milk (70° to 80°)
  • 2 tablespoons butter, softened
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 cup whole wheat flour
  • 3 cups bread flour
  • 2 to 3 teaspoons pumpkin pie spice
  • 1/2 cup ground walnuts
  • 2-1/4 teaspoons active dry yeast

Nutritional Facts

1 slice: 142 calories, 4g fat (2g saturated fat), 9mg cholesterol, 105mg sodium, 22g carbohydrate (4g sugars, 1g fiber), 5g protein


  1. In a 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).
Editor's Note: We recommend you do not use a bread machine's time-delay feature for this recipe.
Originally published as Soft Pumpkin Yeast Bread in Quick Cooking September/October 2004, p28

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Reviewed Nov. 29, 2013

"Love this bread. I have made this bread many times. Sometimes I left out spice and nuts or just shaped into dinner rolls. They all turned out great. It?s a keeper."

Reviewed Nov. 6, 2011

"I think this bread is an acquired taste. It is delicious in it's own way. And I did as suggested in other reviews and made the remaining into french toast, which was very good."

Reviewed Feb. 5, 2011

"Made this bread for dinner, was great right out of the pan sliced thick. Served with stew. Everyone loved it. Didn't care to much for it toasted, but did use it for french toast which was excellent."

Reviewed Nov. 8, 2010

"Made this last night for my family. Not only was it delicious, but the kitchen smelled so good as it baked!! The kids were *dying* to give it a try!! We'll have the leftovers toasted for breakfast this morning. Will definitely make again."

Reviewed Oct. 6, 2010

"Check out Kelly Kirby's Buttercup Yeast Bread Recipe here at TOH--that should work for azilu to make by hand."

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