Pumpkin Quick Bread

Pumpkin Quick Bread

by Brava Chef Travis


Servings 12

Active Time:

~15 min

Total Time:

~1 hr 21min

About this Recipe

Fall is the beginning of baking season, and there's no better way to celebrate than making this quick and easy Pumpkin Quick Bread. Redolent with sweet spice and pumpkin, this bread is perfect for breakfast, but also sweet enough for dessert. Try dressing it up with a cream cheese glaze if you’re feeling fancy. Use it for French toast if you’re feeling indulgent. Or just eat it with a scoop of vanilla ice cream for a late night snack. If you don’t like nuts, feel free to leave them out. Using oil will give you the moistest bread, but we think butter gives the best flavor.


  • 1½ cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon pumpkin pie spice
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • ¼ teaspoon baking powder
  • ⅓ cup milk (or water)
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 6 tablespoons unsalted butter (or vegetable oil) at room temperature
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • ⅓ cup brown sugar (light or dark)
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup canned pumpkin puree
  • ½ cup chopped pecans (optional)

From Your Pantry

butter or cooking spray


Brava loaf pan

wire cooling rack

mixing bowls

electric hand or stand mixer (optional)

Nutrition Information

Allergens: Tree nuts (Hazelnuts), Milk, Eggs, Wheat (Gluten)


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  • Serves 4
  • Snack
  • Weekend
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  1. 1

    Prep dry and wet ingredients

    • In medium bowl, whisk together flour, pumpkin pie spice, salt, baking soda and baking powder; set aside.
    • In small bowl, stir together milk (or water) and vanilla extract; set aside.

  2. 2

    Make batter

    • In bowl of stand mixer fitted with paddle attachment, beat together butter (or oil), sugar and brown sugar until light and fluffy, about 3 minutes. Stop mixer and, using a spatula, scrape down sides of bowl.
    • Add eggs, one at a time, and beat until combined.
    • Add pumpkin and beat until combined.
    • Add flour mixture and milk (or water) mixture; alternating between flour and milk; mix well.
    • Fold in pecans, if using.

  3. 3

    Pour batter into pan

    • Lightly butter or spray Brava loaf pan; pour batter into pan.

  4. 4

    Bake bread

    • Press green button to begin preheating. Do not put the loaf pan in while Brava preheats.
    • Once Brava notifies you, slide loaf pan into top shelf. Press green button again to begin baking.

  5. 5

    Cool bread

    • When your food is done, transfer pan to wire rack and cool for 5 minutes.
    • When pan is cool enough to handle, transfer bread to wire rack and cool.
    • Cut bread into slices and serve.