Pumpkin Bread

Pumpkin Bread

Halloween is just around the corner and I decided this year to make some Pumpkin bread. The pumpkin flesh maintains moisture within this bread while the cinnamon and cloves enrich the flavours in this mixture. A nice lemon icing layer can be drizzled over this but I prefer to keep this more savory and to serve it toasted with a knob of butter.


  • 1 Pumpkin, seed removed and flesh scooped out
  • 3 Eggs
  • 3 tbsp Honey
  • 1 tbsp Baking powder
  • 1 tsp Cinnamon
  • 1 tsp Ground Cloves
  • 200g Plain flour
  • 100g Melted butter
  • 1 orange zest


  1. Pre heat the oven to 180 degrees.
  2. Next make the pumpkin puree.
  3. Simmer the pumpkin flesh for approx 20 mins until tender.
  4. Drain and squeeze any excess water from the pumpkin flesh.
  5. Whisk this flesh with the melted butter, eggs, orange zest and honey.
  6. Combine the flour, baking powder, cinnamon and cloves.
  7. Add the wet and dry ingredients together and mix well to form a wet dough.
  8. Line a bread tin with grease proof paper and add in the mixture.
  9. Pop into the hot oven for 30 mins until risen and golden.

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