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Pumpkin Yeast Bread Loaf and Rolls Recipe

Light and delicious Pumpkin Yeast Bread makes a beautiful addition to any meal. This recipe is easy, versatile, and perfect for your holiday table. You can make delicious loaves, rolls, or both!

A loaf of Pumpkin Yeast Bread with individual rolls in the background.

Thanksgiving is breathing down my neck. I’m really having a heck of a time coming to terms with it! Where did this year go?

My Bread Bakers group’s theme this month is Thanksgiving. Specifically, celebrating Thanksgiving. This year I’m putting the pumpkin in my Pumpkin Yeast Bread!

Two halves of a Pumpkin Yeast roll sitting on a white plate with more rolls sitting in the background.
A loaf of Pumpkin Yeast Bread with individual rolls in the background.

I always serve rolls on my Thanksgiving table. I have to admit that sometimes the grocery store makes them, and I just pop them in the oven for a few minutes. No one has ever complained. Not enough to volunteer to make them anyway.

One of the reasons that I’ve gotten involved in my bread challenge groups is to learn more about the craft of making bread. All kinds of bread. Pumpkin Yeast Bread is so light and tender. This recipe is also versatile. You can make two loaves, one loaf, and 16 rolls, or you can make all rolls. The color of this bread is perfect for my Thanksgiving table too.

An unbaked loaf of Pumpkin Yeast Bread with individual rolls in the background.

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Pumpkin Yeast Bread – #BreadBakers

Light and delicious Pumpkin Yeast Bread makes a beautiful addition to any meal. This recipe is easy, versatile, and perfect for your holiday table. You can make delicious loaves, rolls or both!
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 35 mins
Total Time 50 mins
Servings 48 slices
Author Hostess At Heart

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons instant yeast
  • 1/2 cup milk lukewarm
  • 1 large egg
  • 1-1/2 cups pureed pumpkin fresh or canned
  • 2 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 6-1/2 cups Unbleached All-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 2-1/2 teaspoons salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cardamom

Instructions

  • Combine all ingredients in a large bowl. Hand mix until dough holds together. Turn out onto a lightly floured surface and knead until smooth, approximately 8 minutes.
  • Place dough in a large lightly greased bowl. Cover with plastic wrap that has been lightly greased, and allow to rise for 60-75 minutes or until doubled.
  • Gently deflate, and turn out on to a lightly greased work surface. Divide in half.
  • Shape each half into a loaf and place into 9×5 inch loaf pans. Alternatively, shape half into a loaf and the other half into 12 to 16 rolls, which can be placed into two 8″ greased round pans or into a 9″x13 pan. Or, make all dough into 24 to 32 rolls.
  • Preheat oven to 350°F. Cover the pans and allow to rise another 45 minutes, or until doubled.
  • Bake loaves 30-35 minutes or rolls 20 minutes, or until bread registers 190°F with an instant read thermometer.
  • Remove from the oven and turn out onto a baking rack. Cool completely.
  • Store completely cooled bread or rolls in well-wrapped plastic wrap at room temperature or freeze.

Notes

Adapted from King Arthur Flour

Nutrition

Calories: 46kcal | Carbohydrates: 8g | Protein: 1g | Cholesterol: 3mg | Sodium: 51mg | Potassium: 22mg | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 405IU | Vitamin C: 0.1mg | Calcium: 7mg | Iron: 0.4mg
This recipe was calculated using the exact brands and measurements I used to make this recipe. If you are following a strict diet please note changing anything will cause the nutritional info to change. My calculations are intended as a guide only.
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What kind of bread will by be putting on your table this year? Do you make the same rolls every year or does the grocery store do your baking for you? Another recipe idea for your holiday table would be Herb Topped Sweet Potato Biscuits.
Let’s take a look at what my fellow bakers have baked for this month’s Family Feast Breads event:

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#BreadBakers is a group of bread loving bakers who get together once a month to bake bread with a common ingredient or theme. Follow our Pinterest board right here. Links are also updated each month on this home page.

We take turns hosting each month and choosing the theme/ingredient.

If you are a food blogger and would like to join us, just send Stacy an email with your blog URL to [email protected].

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Saturday 30th of May 2020

Fresh bread is one of my favorite foods! (and cookies) I love the smell of bread in the oven and eating it when it's still too hot to eat!

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Mayuri Patel

Monday 23rd of November 2015

I baked a pumpkin bread for the first time for the last month challenge. As you mentioned, you cannot really taste the pumpkin but it makes the bread soft and moist. Love the beautiful yellow colour of your baked bread.

Julie Menghini

Monday 23rd of November 2015

Thank you Mayuri! Your Baklava bread looked amazing too!

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Friday 20th of November 2015

These look great, I love the warming shade of them. I can imagine they are delicious hot from the oven with butter.

Julie Menghini

Friday 20th of November 2015

Thank you Laura! Yummy and soft indeed.

Julie Menghini

Friday 20th of November 2015

Thank you Laura! They are really light, fluffy and moist.