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Pumpkin Yeast Bread

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


  • 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


  • In bread machine pan, place all ingredients in order suggested by manufacturer. Select basic bread setting. Choose crust color and loaf size if available.
  • Bake according to bread machine directions (check dough after 5 minutes of mixing; add 1 to 2 tablespoons of water or flour if needed).
Nutrition Facts
1 slice: 121 calories, 2g fat (0 saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 150mg sodium, 22g carbohydrate (0 sugars, 0 fiber), 3g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1-1/2 starch, 1/2 fat.

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  • jpayne58
    Mar 21, 2011

    My family loves this bread.

  • katguilbault
    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!

  • mkorthas
    Jun 20, 2009

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