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Pumpkin Yeast Bread

Total Time

Prep: 5 min. Bake: 3 hours

Makes

1 loaf (about 1-1/2 pounds, 16 pieces)

From Greenfield, Indiana, Alicyn Swift shares this lightly spiced pumpkin bread with a crisp brown crust and appealing golden-orange interior.
Pumpkin Yeast Bread Recipe photo by Taste of Home

Ingredients

  • 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
  • Honey cinnamon whipped cream cheese, optional

Directions

  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 1-2 Tbsp. of water or flour if needed). If desired, serve with honey cinnamon whipped cream cheese.
To prepare dough by hand: Dissolve yeast in warm water (110° to 115°). Combine the pumpkin, butter and sugar. Add milk powder, cinnamon, nutmeg, salt and ginger; mix well. Stir in enough flour to form a soft dough.
Turn onto a floured surface; knead until smooth and elastic, 6-8 minutes. Place in a greased bowl, turning once to grease the top. Cover and let rise in a warm place until doubled, 1 hour.
Punch down dough. Turn onto a lightly floured surface. Shape into a loaf. Place in a greased 9x5-inch loaf pan, seam side down. Cover; let rise in a warm place until almost doubled, 30 minutes.
Preheat oven to 350°. Bake until golden brown, 25-30 minutes.

Nutrition Facts

1 piece: 121 calories, 2g fat, 0 cholesterol, 150mg sodium, 22g carbohydrate, 3g protein.

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