Photo of Pumpkin Bread Pudding with web address: www.joyweesemoll.comSince y’all liked last week’s bread pudding (Applesauce Bread Pudding), this week let’s try a bread pudding inspired by Pumpkin Yeast Bread. The pumpkin bread uses a cup of pumpkin, just over half of what’s in a can. What to do with the rest of the pumpkin? Bake pumpkin bread pudding.

My mother baked miniature loaves of pumpkin quick bread to give as gifts at Christmas time.  The smell of Pumpkin Bread Pudding as it baked brought back childhood memories of the anticipation of giving and receiving during this season.

photo of Pumpkin Bread Pudding with fork and white napkin on white plate

Pumpkin Bread Pudding. The aroma of pumpkin quick bread but more protein and much less fat, sugar, and sodium.

Pumpkin Bread Pudding
10 slices bread (I used a mix of pumpkin and whole wheat)
2 teaspoons cinnamon
1/8 teaspoon nutmeg
1/8 teaspon cloves
2 cups milk
3/4 cup pumpkin
2 eggs
2 tablespoons raw sugar
1 tablespoon Grade B maple syrup
1/2 cup pecans
1/2 cup golden raisins

1. Cube the bread. Layer cubes in a bowl with sprinkled spices. If the bread is very fresh, allow the cubes to dry for an hour or so.

2. Stir together the milk, pumpkin, eggs, sugar, and syrup. Pour over bread cubes, stirring until all cubes are moistened. Allow to sit in refrigerator for an hour or so to let the bread cubes absorb the liquid.

3. Stir in the pecans and golden raisins just before baking so they don’t absorb too much moisture.

4. Spoon the mixture into a baking pan or the bread machine bucket. Bake in the oven for 45 minutes to an hour (depending on the size and shape of the pan) or bake in the bread machine on the “bake only” setting for 1 hour and 10 minutes.

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Pumpkin Bread Pudding — Recipe — 12 Comments

  1. Isn’t it wonderful how certain recipes and food smells can bring back such strong memories and feelings? For me, the smell of mincemeat pie baking can take me right back to my mother’s kitchen at Christmas time!

    Enjoy your pumpkin bread and your Christmas celebration! Merry Christmas!

  2. Sounds and looks delicious! We became partial to chocolate chips in our pumpkin bread a few years ago, but pecans and golden raisins sound great, especially to give a little crunch to the bread pudding.

  3. I had Pumpkin Bread Pudding for the first time on Thanksgiving. It didn’t look anything like your photo, which by the way is full of yummy ingredients! It also sounds way easy, so I may make it for Christmas!!

  4. Oh I love pumpkin anything. We don’t have tinned pumpkin in Australia though, we have fresh pumpkin available year round. We eat it as a vegetable mainly, or use it in soups or salads, frittatas, savoury things. We don’t really do the sweeter things like pumpkin pie- but I do like those. This looks fabulous, I imagine that it smells sensational with the pumpkin and the spices.

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