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


  • 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


  • 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 9x5 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.


Adapted from King Arthur Flour


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.
Tried this recipe? That's awesome!Mention @hostessatheart or tag #hostessatheart!