One Bowl Pumpkin Bread

pumpkin bread

Hello, all! I’m here today with a super simple and delicious one bowl pumpkin bread recipe.

As I mentioned in my banana bread post, I am a huge fan of one bowl recipes. One of the reasons why I adore baking, then, is that many recipes can be adapted to require only one bowl. For this recipe, I’ve adapted this Once Upon a Chef recipe to fit my tastes; namely, I reduced the sugar, butter, and converted the two loaf recipe into one massive loaf because 1) I own one loaf pan and 2) who doesn’t like a giant pumpkin loaf??

IMG_0093 One Bowl Pumpkin Bread

The original recipe calls for an electric mixer, which I do not have, so I used a large spoon to combine the sugar and butter. Basically, I flattened the softened butter into the sugar and repeated this motion for several minutes until the mixture became a semi-fluffy paste. This made for a great arm workout, which was sorely needed.

As a side, unrelated note, it is in fact possible to whip cream without an electric mixer! I made cream puffs for my mother during the summer (I’ll have to post the recipe soon — they were delicious if time consuming) and spent many minutes banging at a metal bowl with a fork. It was loud and oddly cathartic.

IMG_0096 One Bowl Pumpkin Bread

But, back to this pumpkin bread! This recipe yields a crackly crust and a moist interior. This is not an airy bread — it’s unapologetically dense, almost fudgey, and has just the right balance of sweetness and spice.

The warmth of the cinnamon and nutmeg lingers on the tongue, making for an utterly autumnal and delicious experience.

IMG_5401 One Bowl Pumpkin Bread

lo-copy-1-150x150 One Bowl Pumpkin Bread

Print Recipe
One Bowl Pumpkin Bread
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 75 minutes
Servings
large loaf
Ingredients
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 75 minutes
Servings
large loaf
Ingredients
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 325˚F and grease large loaf pan (my base was 10") or two smaller loaf pans.
  2. In large bowl, beat butter and sugar until creamy. Add eggs and beat until fully incorporated. Add pumpkin puree and stir.
  3. Fold in flour, salt, baking soda, baking powder, cinnamon, cloves, and nutmeg; careful not to overmix.
  4. Pour mixture into large loaf pan (or two smaller pans) and bake for 65-85 minutes (depending on size of pan) or until inserted toothpick comes out clean.

pinit_fg_en_rect_red_28 One Bowl Pumpkin Bread

You may also like