Completely decadent and delicious cinnamon-scented pumpkin bread swirled with Nutella is the perfect recipe for a Fall tea-time treat.
In our house, banana bread reigns supreme as the most delicious breakfast/snack/second breakfast, etc. but it has a strong contender in this delicious, easy pumpkin bread recipe. Because not only is pumpkin bread uh-mazing, this one is swirled with Nutella and so obviously, it wins at life. But all jokes aside, if you make one pumpkin recipe this year, it should be this one. You will NOT be disappointed.
It’s filled with pumpkin (I used fresh but you could definitely use canned) and cinnamon giving it that warm deliciousness and that Nutella swirl adds sweet chocolate to every bite. So good!
How do you make easy pumpkin bread?
A pumpkin bread is very similar to banana bread and consists of a simple batter flavored with pumpkin puree and spices. Canned pumpkin can be used but I prefer to cook and puree fresh pumpkin/butternut squash as I think the flavor is so much better.
How do you make pumpkin puree from fresh pumpkin?
Halve/quarter (if very large) your pumpkin/butternut squash then place cut-side down on a baking tray, add 1 cup of water and cover with foil. Place in the oven at 160ºc/320ºF and allow to roast for at least an hour or until the pumpkin is very soft. Remove from the oven, discard the seeds and scoop out the flesh. Puree in a food processor or with a hand blender until smooth. Allow to cool before using.
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Nutella-swirled pumpkin bread
- 125 g 1/2 cup butter, room temperature
- 200 g 1 cup light brown sugar
- 2 extra-large eggs
- 1 cup pumpkin puree
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 250 g 2 cups cake flour
- 2 teaspoons baking powder
- 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- ¼ teaspoon ground nutmeg
- ¾ cup Nutella
- Pre-heat the oven to 180º and grease and line a standard loaf tin with parchment/baking paper.
- In the bowl of a mixer, beat together the butter and sugar until light and fluffy.
- Add the eggs one at a time, beating well after each addition.
- Stir in the pumpkin puree and vanilla extract.
- Sift together the flour, baking powder, salt and spices then fold into the butter mixure.
- Transfer to the prepared loaf pan.
- Place spoonfuls of Nutella onto the batter and swirl with a skewer/knife.
- Place the loaf pan in the oven and allow to bake for 30-45 minutes or until a skewer inserted comes out clean.
- Remove from the oven and allow to cool before serving.
This sounds wonderful! Do u use an 8×4″ or 9×5″ loaf pan? What are your bake times for each one? Have you made this in an 8×8″ square pan, and if so, baking time? Thanks in advance!
I haven’t tested any different pan sizes. The tin I use is closer to 8×4.
Made this pumpkin bread. So delicious my kids loved it as pumpkin is not their favorite veggie. It’s a very good way of hiding pumpkin veggies for picky kids. Thanks Alida for the recipe
So happy to hear your kids loved it. 🙂
Marisa @ All Our Way
Everybody does pumpkin with cream cheese but YOU took it further and very well! I love Nutella and I can imagine enjoying this so much more than with plain cream cheese filling 🙂 Great recipe!
Thanks Marisa! It’s definitely a good one. 🙂
AHHHH! don’t even get me started on how quickly time is passing! the holidays are looming and my son just turned 12! seriously…in a blip. Time to slow down, sit back and enjoy a slice of this gorgeous bread with a cup of coffee. Thanks for giving me just the right reason to take a break!
I’m glad I’m not the only one wanting to stop the train for a little. 😉
this looks delicious!!!
This is the perfect Fall breakfast cake. Copious amounts of coffee and you have a perfect start to your day.
Now you’re talking!
I’ve died and gone to heaven. That Nutella! & want to dive into that little pot head first!
You and me both!
What a great collaboration!! I love following both of you guys!! This bread looks so incredibly delicious I just want a bite. I ask my kids what they’ll want me to make when they come home from college. Love hearing the answers, they change all of the time!! xoxo
Thanks Rebecca! Yeah, it’s so great to ask those questions. I keep note of what they love all the time so I can remember to make those dishes for them when they’re all big and grown up.
Great photos and, of course, great bread. Thank you.
Thanks so much!
Warm Vanilla Sugar
Gotta love a fat swirl of Nutella! This bread looks perfect!
Love a good swirl. 😉 Thanks Katrina!
Karen @ Seasonal Cravings
Nutella swirled in pumpkin bread? Yes please! I need this in my life. I find pumpkin always tastes better when it is accompanied by chocolate!
Doesn’t everything though? 😉
Mary Ann @ thebeachhousekitchen
Aidan is a smart boy Alida! This Nutella Swirled Pumpkin Bread looks amazing! I always look forward to a collaboration with you. Have a wonderful weekend!
Thanks so much for collaborating again Mary Ann! Have a great weekend!