Pumpkin Bread

Pie Pumpkin

I have been sitting on a beautiful local pie pumpkin for almost a month and finally found the motivation to indulge.  I decided to use the whole thing and make two kinds of pumpkin bread, one using raw grated pumpkin and the other using fresh roasted pumpkin.  Both resulted in amazing bread!!!

Pumpkin Bread #1

Pumpkin Bread #1


  • 2 C Spelt Flour
  • 3 t Cinnamon
  • 1 t Baking Soda
  • 1/4 t Baking Powder
  • 1/2 t Salt
  • 1 1/2 C Light Brown Sugar
  • 3/4 C Olive Oil
  • 3 Eggs
  • 1-2 t Vanilla
  • 4 C Fresh Pumpkin, grated
  • 1/4 C Cacao Nibs
  • 1/4 C Pecan Pieces


  1. Deseed, peel, and chopped half of a pie pumpkin. Food process the chunks into small pieces.
  2. Preheat oven to 325.
  3. Sift together flour, cinnamon, baking soda, baking powder, and salt.
  4. Mix together sugar, oil, eggs, and vanilla.
  5. Fold flour into sugar mixture.
  6. Fold in cacao nibs and pecans.
  7. Butter and flour a loaf pan (I used a regular sized one and also a mini, but this whole batter would fit into one regular sized loaf pan).
  8. Bake 1 hour and 15 minutes.
  9. Cool a bit before turning the loaf out onto a wire rack to finish cooling.


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