Baking Pumpkin Bread

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Lately, I have shown you a few bread roll recipes, for example multi grain bread rolls or potato bread rolls. Today I’ll show you a bread recipe once again, and we bake a super delicious & simple pumpkin bread.

For the bread pumpkin pulp is boiled briefly, pureed and then kneaded with all other ingredients to a smooth yeast dough. Have fun baking!

Cooked/Baked today: Baking Pumpkin Bread
Difficulty: Easy – Medium
Preparation Time: 1 hour & 30 minutes (incl. resting time)
Category: Baking Recipes, Bread & Rolls Recipes, Recipes with Pumpkin
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Baking Pumpkin Bread

Baking Pumpkin Bread

Ingredients for 1 Pumpkin Bread:

  • 500 grams flour
  • 400 grams pumpkin pulp
  • 50 grams soft butter
  • ½ cube fresh yeast (about 20 grams)
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • ½ teaspoon nutmeg
  • Pumpkin seed oil
  • Additional flour to dust bread

Required kitchen gadgets, helper & preparations:

  • Saucepan for pumpkin
  • Colander
  • Blender
  • Mixing bowl
  • Mixer/Kitchen machine
  • Kitchen towel
  • Baking sheet + baking paper
  • Knife



Peel pumpkin if needed, remove seeds and weigh 400 grams of pumpkin pulp. Cut the pumpkin pulp roughly into pieces with a knife and cover it with water in a saucepan. Bring the water to a boil over medium heat and cook pumpkin gently for about 5 to 6 minutes.

Preparations for Dough

Preparations for Dough

After about 5 minutes, drain everything over a pasta strainer, allow to steam off shortly & then put pumpkin back to the saucepan. Process the pumpkin into a puree with a blender and allow to cool down.

…for pumpkin bread:

Put pumpkin puree together with 500 grams flour, 50 grams soft butter, ½ cube of yeast, a dash of pumpkin seed oil, 1 teaspoon salt, 1 teaspoon sugar & ½ teaspoon nutmeg into a mixing bowl and knead together with a food processor or your hands for 5 – 6 minutes until a smooth dough.

Baking Pumpkin Bread

Baking Pumpkin Bread

Line a baking tray with baking paper. Shape the dough with your hands into a round or oval loaf of bread, place on the baking tray, sprinkle with some flour and allow to rest covered with a kitchen towel for about 45 minutes in a warm place until the dough volume has increased significantly.

Preheat the oven to 220°C (top/bottom heat) in good time. Cut the bread 3 – 4 times at an angle after the resting period and then bake for about 30 minutes in the preheated oven. If the bread gets too dark, simply put a sheet of baking paper over the bread and bake to the end.

Get the done bread out of the oven, allow to cool on a cooling rack and then serve immediately. Have fun baking!

Video Tutorial:

Watch the video tutorial to see the recipe and the preparation method precisely (German Audio only, English Subtitles available):

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