Pumpkin Pecan Yeast Bread

Pumpkin Pecan Yeast Bread from DiscoverCreateInspire.com Delicious and easy bread to make in your breadmaker. So good all year. #bread #pumpkin #pumpkinbread #pecan #nuts #yeast bread #fall #autumn #breadrecipe #pumpkinrecipe

 

 

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Pumpkin Yeast Bread for the Bread Machine

Mmm… Pumpkin and pumpkin spice! While I love those flavors all year long, they are quintessential flavors for the holidays and fall, and this bread displays them perfectly! So many recipes this time of year–especially with pumpkin as a featured ingredient–are sweet. This bread is a welcome respite from all the sweets. Pumpkin Pecan Yeast Bread is delicious on a cool fall afternoon slathered with honey and served with tea, or saved as a not-so-sweet treat for Christmas morning. Sometimes I crave this bread in the middle of the year, and I think I may just bake me this yummy comfort food next spring.

 

 

Pumpkin Pecan Yeast Bread from DiscoverCreateInspire.com Delicious and easy bread to make in your breadmaker. So good all year. #bread #pumpkin #pumpkinbread #pecan #nuts #yeast bread #fall #autumn #breadrecipe #pumpkinrecipe

 

 

Can I just tell you how amazing this smells baking in the oven?! Ahhh. You have to make it–even if just for the smell!

The recipe I have here is for a breadmaker. I have baked it right in the bread machine and also just made the dough in the machine and then shaped the loaf on a sheet tray or put the dough in a greased loaf pan as I show here. This is my favorite way because the sides of the bread pan help it to rise up tall and beautiful.

I’m sure that you could make this recipe in your stand mixer, but I haven’t tried it yet. Just remember to mix, knead, rise to double its original height, punch down, knead, put in the baking dish, rise, and bake–following a standard white bread baking method. If you try this, let me know how it turns out!

The recipe is adapted from The Bread Machine Book by Melissa Clark. It’s my favorite book for bread machine recipes.  Here’s my worn-out book. You can buy it used on Amazon here if you’re interested. (I’m an affiliate with Amazon and I might make some money if you click on my link to purchase it.)

 

 

My favorite Bread Machine Cookbook DiscoverCreateInspire.com

 

 

Ingredients for 1 1/2 lb. Loaf:

  • 1 cup Milk
  • 3/4 cup Pumpkin Puree
  • 3 T. Butter
  • 1/3 cup Honey
  • 1 1/3 tsp. Cinnamon (or substitute 1 1/2 tsp. Pumpkin Pie Spice)
  • 1/3 tsp. Cloves
  • 1 1/2 tsp. Salt
  • 3/4 cup Whole Wheat Flour
  • 3 1/4 cups Bread Flour
  • 2 1/2 tsp. Yeast
  • 1 cup Pecans, coursely chopped

Instructions:

  1. Bake according to the instructions for your breadmaker. I use the white yeast bread setting on medium, but every machine is different. 
  2. Add the pecans during the “add fruit” cycle or 5 minutes before the final kneading is finished.
  3. After baking, immediately after baking, remove from the loaf pan and place on a rack to cool. Rub the top and sides with a little butter to give it that delicious golden glow.
  4. If you want to set the bread to bake during the night to be fresh in the morning, it is fine to add the pecans with the rest of the ingredients. 
  5. Because I don’t like the shape of my bread machine’s loaf pan, I like to just run this through the dough cycle. Some bread machines knead the dough at the end of that cycle. If you’re does–that’s great! If not, take the dough out and knead it for 5 minutes or so.
  6. Then place into a greased loaf pan or get fancy, shape it into a round loaf and place on a baking sheet or get fancy and braid it!
  7. Now let it rise until it has about doubled. Depending on the temperature of your kitchen, this will take about 40-60 minutes. If your kitchen is especially cool, warm your oven up to bake and let the warmth help in the rising.
  8. Next bake at 350 degrees for 30-40 minutes. You know the bread is ready when the top is golden brown and it sounds hollow when you thump it. 
 
 

Don’t leave your bread in the bread pan as it will start to get soggy from all the steam it produces. Take it out and cool on a rack. I just use the one that came with a roasting pan. Nothing fancy. If you don’t have that, you can always cool it on a thick kitchen towel.

 

 

Pumpkin Pecan Yeast Bread from DiscoverCreateInspire.com Delicious and easy bread to make in your breadmaker. So good all year. #bread #pumpkin #pumpkinbread #pecan #nuts #yeast bread #fall #autumn #breadrecipe #pumpkinrecipe

 

 

One trick I probably learned from my mother is to rub a little butter on the crust of the bread while it is still warm. The butter melts and leaves a golden glow that is so enticing!  You will want to cut right into this bread, but don’t! Yeast breads really need to cool so they don’t get gummy when you slice into them.

 

 

Pumpkin Pecan Yeast Bread from DiscoverCreateInspire.com Delicious and easy bread to make in your breadmaker. So good all year. #bread #pumpkin #pumpkinbread #pecan #nuts #yeast bread #fall #autumn #breadrecipe #pumpkinrecipe

 

 

Yum! Now to make that cup of tea…

 

 

Pumpkin Pecan Yeast Bread from DiscoverCreateInspire.com Delicious and easy bread to make in your breadmaker. So good all year. #bread #pumpkin #pumpkinbread #pecan #nuts #yeast bread #fall #autumn #breadrecipe #pumpkinrecipe

 

 

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Easy Pumpkin Pecan Yeast Bread Recipe and a Printable Recipe Card

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Easy Pumpkin Pecan Yeast Bread

This Pumpkin Pecan Yeast Bread is easy to make in your breadmaker and is wonderful to serve as a less-sweet alternative for all your fall and holiday occasions. Great toasted for Thanksgiving or Christmas breakfast or served with tea on a fall afternoon. Top it with butter and/honey or serve it with cinnamon sugar as a treat for the kids! Calories per slice: 218, Protein: 6, Carbohydrates: 22, Fats: 28.
Course Bread
Cuisine American
Keyword Yeast Bread
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Breadmaker Bake Cycle approx. 3 hours 20 minutes
Total Time 3 hours 20 minutes
Servings 12
Calories 218kcal
Author Carmen @ DiscoverCreateInspire.com

Equipment

  • Bread maker

Ingredients

1 1/2 lb. Loaf

  • 1 cup milk
  • 3/4 cup pumpkin puree
  • 3 Tbs butter
  • 1/3 cup honey
  • 1 1/3 tsp cinnamon (Can substitute 2 tsp pumpkin pie spice for cinnamon and cloves.)
  • 1/3 tsp cloves
  • 1 1/2 tsp salt
  • 3/4 cup whole wheat flour
  • 3 1/4 cups bread flour
  • 2 1/2 tsp yeast
  • 1 cup pecans, coarsely chopped

Instructions

  • Bake according to the instructions for your breadmaker. I use the white yeast bread setting on medium, but every machine is different. 
  • Add the pecans during the “add fruit” cycle or 5 minutes before the final kneading is finished.
  • After baking, immediately after baking, remove from the loaf pan and place on a rack to cool. Rub the top and sides with a little butter to give it that delicious golden glow. 
  • If you want to set the bread to bake during the night to be fresh in the morning, it is fine to add the pecans with the rest of the ingredients. 
  • Because I don’t like the shape of my bread machine’s loaf pan, I like to just run this through the dough cycle. Some bread machines knead the dough at the end of that cycle. If you’re does–that’s great! If not, take the dough out and knead it for 5 minutes or so.
  • Then place into a greased loaf pan or get fancy, shape it into a round loaf and place on a baking sheet or get fancy and braid it!
  • Now let it rise until it has about doubled. Depending on the temperature of your kitchen, this will take about 40-60 minutes. If your kitchen is especially cool, warm your oven up to bake and let the warmth help in the rising.
  • Next bake at 350 degrees for 30-40 minutes. You know the bread is ready when the top is golden brown and it sounds hollow when you thump it. 

Notes

Don’t leave your bread in the bread pan as it will start to get soggy from all the steam it produces. Take it out and cool on a rack. I just use the one that came with a roasting pan. Nothing fancy. If you don’t have that, you can always cool it on a thick kitchen towel.


31 thoughts on “Pumpkin Pecan Yeast Bread”

  • By this time of year, I am just about over everything pumpkin! lol But this looks delicious!

  • 5 stars
    I will be making this during this weekend! I can not wait..I could almost smell it as I was reading and looking at the pictures!!

    • It’s so delicious toasted with butter and honey! Let me know how it turns out!

  • 5 stars
    Oh yes, please! Totally loving your recipe, pinned will let you know when I make it! Thank you 🙂

    • Oh, yes. Let me know how it turns out!

  • This looks super yummy! Perfect time for some warm pumpkin bread!

  • Mmmm. I love warm bread. Pumpkin too! This sounds so good!!

  • Yummm … any type of yeast bread sounds delicious and adding pumpkin is genius!

  • This looks delicious! I’m a sucker for anything pumpkin.

  • I’m not a fan of pumpkin but my hubby loves it and I think I’ll have to give this a try for him

  • 5 stars
    I have never had a yeast bread that included pumpkin. I will have to try this recipe. I think I would love the lightness that comes from a yeast bread.

  • 5 stars
    I love this because pumpkin always makes me think of pie at this time of year…love the idea of a bread, and the addition of pecans. Great post!

  • 5 stars
    Looks Yummy, But I have never been good at baking bread. Maybe I will share with my sister in law. She is the bomb with baking!

  • I never heard of pumpkin yeast bread but looks good. I’m going to have to try this.

  • I love making homemade bread and this recipe is different than any one I’ve done. Perfect for the fall/winter season!

  • This looks delicious! What a perfect treat for the holidays! I can smell it in the oven already. Must try!

  • This sounds YUMMY!!! I’m getting my thanksgiving list and recipes together. I will add this recipe and give it a try this holiday.

  • This looks amazing! I have a bread machine. I had to store it for some months because we were all gaining so much weight! 😀 But for this recipe I may put it out again!!

    • Hahaha! I understand about hiding the bread maker. Yes, you have to crack it out for holidaytime and THIS recipe! Mmm

  • I got excited because the recipe does not call for eggs (egg allergy in the house)…are the pecans optional? If so, I ‘d love to try this one. My son would love it!

    • Nuts are always optional! 🙂

  • Woah! That bread looks massive! I can imagine how it will taste with some honey butter.

    • It’s delicious, Dee!

    • Well, pass this along to a bread baking relative so you can at least try it! Haha

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