Halloween Guide

This Pumpkin Honey Bread Is the Sweetest Fall Treat

The National Honey Board recipe relies on pantry essentials to power a seasonal loaf that's just as perfect for breakfast as it is toasted and topped with ice cream for dessert.


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Pumpkin Honey Bread

Makes 2 loaves



  • 1 cup honey 
  • ½ cup butter or margarine, softened
  • 1 can (16 oz.) solid-pack pumpkin 
  • 4 eggs
  • 4 cups flour
  • 4 tsp baking powder
  • 2 tsp ground cinnamon 
  • 2 tsp ground ginger
  • 1 tsp baking soda 
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp ground nutmeg



  1. In a large bowl, cream honey with butter until light and fluffy.
  2. Stir in pumpkin. Beat in eggs, one at a time, until thoroughly incorporated. Sift together remaining ingredients. Stir into pumpkin mixture.
  3. Divide batter equally between two well-greased 9x5x3-inch loaf pans.
  4. Bake at 350°F for one hour or until a wooden pick inserted into center comes out clean.
  5. Let loaves cool in pans for 10 minutes; invert pans to remove loaves and allow to finish cooling on racks.


Related: These Homemade Pumpkin Pancakes Make Fall Mornings Better

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