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Pumpkin-Spice Bread with Orange Zest

This pumpkin-spice bread with orange zest is spongy and fragrant, summing up the aromas of the season: ginger, cinnamon, nutmeg, and allspice. 
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time55 mins
Cooling down30 mins
Total Time1 hr 40 mins
Course: Breakfast, Desserts, Snacks
Cuisine: American
Keyword: easy pumpkin spice loaf, how to make pumpkin spice loaf, how to make pumpkin-spice bread, Pumpkin-spice bread with orange zest recipe
Servings: 10
Calories: 323kcal


  • 1 ½ cups all-purpose flour
  • ½ teaspoon baking powder
  • ¾ teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • ½ teaspoon ground ginger
  • ¼ teaspoon allspice
  • ¼ teaspoon grated nutmeg
  • 10 tablespoons salted butter
  • 1 ½ cups brown sugar
  • 3 eggs
  • 2 teaspoons grated orange peel
  • 1 cup pumpkin puree


  • Preheat oven to 350°F.
  • In a bowl, combine all dry ingredients: flour, spices, baking powder, and baking soda. Reserve.
  • In another bowl, with an electric mixer on medium speed, beat the butter and sugar until creamy, about 2-3 minutes.
  • Add the eggs, one by one, and continue beating 1 minute per egg.
  • Add the orange zest and combine.
  • Add dry ingredients and beat until well blended.
  • Add the pumpkin puree and mix well.
  • Spray a loaf pan with baking spray.
  • With the help of a silicone spatula, pour the mixture into the pan.
  • Bake for 55 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center of the bread comes out completely clean.
  • Cool completely and unmold.


Calories: 323kcal | Carbohydrates: 49g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 13g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Cholesterol: 79mg | Sodium: 212mg | Potassium: 153mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 33g | Vitamin A: 4234IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 58mg | Iron: 2mg