Hearty Whole Grain Pumpkin Bread Perfect for Fall











This Whole Grain Pumpkin Bread is the cozy and wholesome treat you've been looking for! Bursting with autumn flavors, it's perfect for a nourishing breakfast or a comforting snack, all with a delightful hint of spices.


Step 1: Prepare Your Ingredients

Start your wholesome baking adventure by preheating your oven to a cozy 375 degrees. Then, take two loaf pans and generously grease them with your favorite oil or butter to ensure your bread comes out perfectly. This first step is all about laying the groundwork for a successful baking session, ensuring your delicious creations can be easily removed and enjoyed to the fullest. Remember, a well-greased pan equals less stress and more yum!
Pro Tip: Use parchment paper in your pans for even easier removal.

Step 2: Mix Wet & Dry Ingredients

In a large mixing bowl, blend the cooking oil, brown sugar, and molasses together until they're well combined and create a silky base. Introduce the egg and pumpkin puree into this mixture, stirring until they're fully blended. The wet ingredients serve as the backbone of your bread, ensuring it has the right moisture and binding the flavors together. Next, in another mixing bowl, whisk together the whole wheat flour, oat bran, wheat germ, baking soda, cinnamon, cloves, nutmeg, and salt. This dry mixture will add structure and flavor to your bread. Gently fold the dry ingredients into the wet mixture just until it’s moistened, taking care not to overmix. This is the secret to a perfectly soft and tender pumpkin bread.
Pro Tip: Stir the nuts in last to evenly distribute them without overmixing.

Step 3: Bake and Cool

Once your batter is ready, divide it equally between the two prepared loaf pans, smoothing the tops with a spatula. This is your moment to transform the raw ingredients into a fragrant, golden loaf of pumpkin bread. Pop them into your preheated oven and bake for about 60 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean. This test is a classic baker's trick to ensure your bread is baked through and ready to enjoy. After baking, let the bread cool on a rack. The aroma filling your kitchen will be irresistible, but giving your bread time to cool will make it easier to slice and bring out its full flavors. While it might be tempting to slice into it right away, waiting until the next day to serve will reward you with even better taste and texture.
Pro Tip: Wrap leftovers tightly to keep the bread moist for days.