Walnut and Pumpkin Bread

Walnut and Pumpkin Bread


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About this recipe: A moist and delicious loaf. Walnuts are nestled in a lightly sweet and warmly spiced pumpkin bread. Enjoy as a snack, for dessert, elevenses, afternoon tea or pop into packed lunches.


Makes: 2 loaves

  • 225g plain flour
  • 300g caster sugar
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground allspice
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 425g pumpkin puree
  • 75ml water
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 4 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 60g chopped walnuts

Prep:20min  ›  Cook:50min  ›  Extra time:20min cooling  ›  Ready in:1hr30min 

  1. Preheat an oven to 180 C / Gas 4. Grease 2 loaf tins.
  2. Stir the flour, sugar, salt, bicarbonate of soda, cinnamon, nutmeg, allspice and cloves together in a large bowl. Whisk together the pumpkin puree, water, eggs, vanilla and vegetable oil together in a separate bowl. Gradually pour the wet mixture into the dry while whisking until everything is well mixed. Fold the walnuts into the batter. Divide the batter between the two prepared loaf tins.
  3. Bake in the preheated oven until the top is golden and springs back when lightly pressed, 50 to 60 minutes. Allow to cool 20 minutes before removing from the tins.

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