Nutty Seedy Pumpkin Bread


Umm…that picture up there is me totally jumping the gun on Fall.

But I need you to understand something. It’s serious. Are you ready? Okay, this is the thing: this entire blog has been built on the love for “cozy” food. Soooo….Fall is a huge deal for me. HUUUUGE. Think of it like the olympics of food blogging, for me. MA-JOR. Major.

It’s totally the most charming season.

There’s pea coats, trips to the apple orchard, pumpkin spice lattes, warm ciders, scarves, fluffy biscuits and cuddling. LET’S ALL CUDDLE!!!

Wait, let’s NOT do that together. That’d be kinda gross. Just cuddle in your respective homes with your dude or lady, and keep it classy. That’s cuter.

Like all proper quick-breads, this one is super easy to throw together.

It’s prepped and ready to enter the oven in 15 minutes.

There’s pure pumpkin puree, a few eggs, some sugar, and some legit pumpkin pie spice.

P.S. I don’t own pumpkin pie spice since it’s not multi-functional. So I just tossed in every spice which makes up that spice mix. I included the measurements below. #protips2011

The bright orange hue is pretty, isn’t it? Gosh. That just screams Fall. I could totally marry that bowl of batter.

For some texture I threw in some loosely chopped walnuts. There was some lovely crunch going on. I recommend it.

And then for some additional cuteness, I topped it with a handful of sunflower seeds and a tablespoon of sugar.

Tastes like pumpkin. Check. It’s orange. Check. There’s nuts. Check. And goes amazing with coffee. Check.

I kinda wanna start a blog all about coffee accompaniments. Like coffee cake, biscotti, scones, biscuits, doughnuts, etc. I think it’d be a hit. Thoughts?!

P.S. Ummm…do you like the recipe’s double entendre?! NUTTY (crazy!!) SEEDY (scary!!) PUMPKIN BREAD. Get it? GET IT?!

Sometimes I think I think I’m super clever. #sorry

Nutty Seedy Pumpkin Bread

Yields 1 loaf

Adapted from this muffin recipe

Print this recipe!

1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
1 cup canned solid-pack pumpkin
1/3 cup vegetable oil
2 large eggs
*1 tsp pumpkin-pie spice (a combo of cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves, ginger, and allspice)
1 1/4 cups of sugar
1/2 of a cup of chopped walnuts
1 tablespoon of sugar (for the topping)
1 handful of sunflower seeds, unsalted

1. Preheat oven to 350F.
2. Start by lightly greasing a 9 x 5 inch loaf pan with softened butter and flour.
3. In a medium bowl whisk together flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt.
4. In another large bowl, whisk, using a stand-up mixer, pumpkin puree, oil, eggs, *pumpkin-pie spice, 1 1/4 cups of sugar until smooth.
5. Using a spatula, fold in flour mixture until just combined, making sure to not overmix the batter.
6. Fold in walnuts and sprinkle a handful of sunflower seeds on top.
7. Add the batter to the greased/floured loaf pan.
8. Transfer to oven and bake for 40-50 minutes, or until a wooden pick or skewer inserted into the center comes out clean.
9. Cool in pan on rack for 5 minutes, then invert. You can serve warm or room temperature.

*If you don’t have pumpkin-pie spice you can simply add 1/8 of nutmeg, cloves, ginger and allspice. And then 1/4 of a teaspoon of cinnamon.

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  • Reply Dani September 25, 2013 at 2:51 pm

    What exactly is ‘solid pack’ pumpkin? Does this mean I have to simmer my (homemade) pumpkin puree until it’s thicker? Thank you! I’m super excited to make this bread. Probably today if I have anything to say about it.

    • Reply Adrianna Adarme September 25, 2013 at 3:33 pm

      Good question! ‘Solid pack’ pumpkin is just pumpkin puree. I prefer canned (because it has less water) versus homemade. Hope that helps!

  • Reply Holly Henderson September 30, 2012 at 12:14 pm

    I have made this twice in the past few days! It disappears quickly. ; )
    My baking time was longer too–350 degrees for 40 minutes, then 325 for 20 minutes.
    Super yum.

    • Reply Adrianna September 30, 2012 at 4:49 pm

      YAY! I love this pumpkin bread.

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