Start the fall season off right with a delicious pumpkin maple bread. This is perfect for breakfast or an after-dinner dessert.Jump to Recipe
It’s that time of year again: pumpkin everything! And what better flavor to go with pumpkin than the rich taste of maple syrup? I know, it may sound a bit off, but it makes a delicious pumpkin maple loaf when you combine the two.
This reminds me just a bit of banana bread. It is dense like that, but with a very different taste. While pumpkin isn’t my favorite flavor (I know, blasphemy!), Justin does like it, and so do the boys. They chowed down on this bread. I had some when it was warm straight from the oven and had to admit it was pretty good!
We added just a bit of butter to each slice to help keep it moist. Since it’s so dense, it also seems dry at times. Especially if you aren’t eating it fresh.
The guys had this for breakfast two mornings in a row and we all had it as an after-dinner snack the night it was made.
I put oats on top, but you could also use roasted pumpkin seeds. That was my original plan, but I couldn’t find any in the store when I looked.
Step by Step
Preheat the oven to 350F. Grease a loaf pan.
Place buttermilk and oats in a small mixing bowl and let rest for 15 minutes.
Meanwhile, whisk the pumpkin, maple syrup, oil, brown sugar, vanilla, and eggs in a medium mixing bowl.
In another medium bowl, whisk the flour, pumpkin pie spice, baking powder, baking soda, and salt.
Mix the oats and buttermilk into the pumpkin mixture.
Slowly add the flour mixture to the pumpkin mixture until just combined.
Pour into the prepared loaf pan. Sprinkle the oats on top.
Bake for about 60-70 minutes, until a toothpick comes out clean. Cool on a wire rack for 10 minutes before removing from the loaf pan.
Cover the remaining pumpkin maple loaf with foil and place in a bread box or the microwave to keep safe. Serve the slices at room temperature or heat slightly in the microwave if you prefer it warm. The bread should last 2-3 days, depending on the humidity in your home.
Originally Published On: October 29, 2020
Pumpkin Maple Bread
- 3/4 cup buttermilk
- 1/2 cup quick oats
- 1 cup pumpkin puree
- 1/2 cup maple syrup
- 1/3 cup vegetable oil
- 1/4 cup brown sugar
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 2 eggs
- 1 1/4 cups flour
- 1 tbsp pumpkin pie spice
- 1 tsp baking powder
- 1/4 tsp baking soda
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 2 tbsp quick oats
- Preheat the oven to 350F
- Grease a loaf pan
- Place buttermilk and oats in a small mixing bowl and let rest for 15 minutes
- Meanwhile, whisk the pumpkin, maple syrup, oil, brown sugar, vanilla, and eggs in a medium mixing bowl
- In another medium bowl, whisk the flour, pumpkin pie spice, baking powder, baking soda, and salt
- Mix the oats and buttermilk into the pumpkin mixture
- Slowly add the flour mixture to the pumpkin mixture until just combined
- Pour into the prepared loaf pan
- Sprinkle the oats on top
- Bake for about 60-70 minutes, until a toothpick comes out clean
- Cool on a wire rack for 10 minutes before removing from the loaf pan
All nutritional information is based on third-party calculations and should be considered estimates. Actual nutrition content will vary based on brands used, measuring methods, portion sizes, and more.
19 thoughts on “Pumpkin Maple Bread”
This bread looks soooo good!!! I am a huge fan of baking, i can’t wait to bake this one!
I enjoy baking a lot, too. And trying all types of new things 🙂
I hear ya! I’ve been baking a lot too. This looks delicious and perfect for fall. I think this is the first time I’ve seen buttermilk and oats mixed separately. Curious to know what the reason for that is?
I find that letting the oats soak while getting other things preps help soften them a bit. It isn’t too much to make them mushy, but enough that they don’t have that slight crunch in the bread.
I like this recipe so much better than the one I made a few weeks ago! Going to try yours this weekend!
I hope you enjoy it! The bread is dense, but it was so yummy!!
What a lovely recipe – perfect for fall! Pumpkin and maple go so well together.
I’m so excited for all of the fall flavors!
I can’t wait to try this, fall is def my favorite season because it comes with all this yummy food. Thank you for sharing your recipe.
It’s so true. Cooler weather and yummy food, it’s perfect!
Pumpkin, maple and bread, i am 100% sold! I can’t wait to make this delicious loaf, can’t wait!
So many great flavors all in one 🙂
This recipe is perfect for this season. Thanks for giving us some ideas. The ingredients are easy to find.
I love all the delicious flavors of baking in the fall season 🙂
I loved this recipe and the bread turned out just perfect. Loved the pumpkin flavor in the bread. Thank you for the recipe.
The pumpkin is so perfect to get those fall vibes 🙂
Pumpkin and maple is such a classic combination. I can’t wait to make this. It sounds amazing.
Oh, I’m getting fall vibes with this recipe. Pumpkin flavor is perfect and I’m so excited to make it.
I am saving this recipe for October! I love pumpkin bread – it’s so moist, and I love maple flavor! Thank you for sharing.