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Golden Pumpkin Bread


I have made this yeast pumpkin bread for years. Everyone raves about how delicious it is. This bread is worth the work!

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  • 2 loavesServings


  • 1½ cups lukewarm water
  • 2 teaspoons instant yeast
  • ¼ cup sugar
  • 1 cup canned pumpkin
  • ¼ cup canola or safflower oil, plus extra for coating
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • ½ teaspoon ground ginger
  • ½ teaspoon ground cardamom
  • 2 large eggs
  • 6½ to 7 cups King Arthur all-purpose flour


1. Preheat oven to 375°F.

2. Dissolve yeast in lukewarm water and sugar.

3. Combine all ingredients in a large mixing bowl. Knead 8 to 10 minutes, until you have a smooth dough.

4. Place dough in lightly greased bowl and turn dough over so its top is also oiled. Cover the bowl with plastic wrap and let rise in a warm place 1 to 1½ hours, until doubled.

5. Punch down. Turn onto a board and divide in half. Shape into two loaves and place in 2 greased 9x5x3 loaf pans.

6. Brush the top with a little oil (optional). Cover and let rise 50 minutes, until almost doubled.

7. Bake 35 minutes, or until bread tests done.

Source: Adapted from Farm Journal's Homemade Breads.

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