It’s that time of year: pumpkin everything. My oh-so-simple pumpkin bread recipe is the perfect for satisfying the craving all season long!
Well, it’s official: fall is here! I am absolutely one of those people who loves fall. (And I’ve been that way since I was a kid!) There’s just something about the colors and the sweaters and the pumpkins….I could keep going, but I won’t.
Fall is the season of pumpkin-flavored everything and pumpkin bread is one of my personal favorites. Not too long ago I was working at a local coffee shop and picked up a piece of dark chocolate pumpkin bread that was the perfect treat! So, I decided that it was definitely a recipe that I needed to develop and share here. I can honestly say that I’ve been working on this pumpkin bread recipe for a few weeks and we haven’t gotten tired of it yet!
While I was working on the recipe, I went to see my grandmother and she gave me the sweetest autumn bread pan to use to make this bread and I just love how it turned out. (Mine is older, but here is a similar one from the same brand that is gorgeous!)
Now, I love adding dark chocolate chunks to this recipe to turn it into an extra-indulgent fall treat. But the fun this about this recipe is that you can also leave out the dark chocolate and keep it simple. Without the dark chocolate it’s lighter, but still a delightful treat. Either way, it goes really well with a cup of coffee (or iced coffee on those warmer days).
Easy Pumpkin Bread
- 1/2 cup Butter, softened
- 1 cup Sugar
- 2 Eggs
- 1 can Pumpkin Puree
- 2 tsp Pumpkin Pie Spice
- 1 tsp Vanilla
- 1 3/4 cups Self Rising Flour
- 1 tsp. Baking Soda
- 1/2 cup Dark Chocolate Chips optional
- Preheat the oven to 350.
- Cream the butter and sugar together, then add vanilla, pumpkin pie spice, pumpkin puree, and eggs. Mix well.
- Sift (or mix) together the flour and baking soda.
- Add the flour mixture to the wet ingredients and mix well.
- If adding chocolate, fold in the dark chocolate chips.
- Transfer into a greased bread pan and bake for 45 minutes.
Looking for more fall recipes? You might find some good ones right here.