Spicy Pumpkin Bread

Now this is truly a spicy pumpkin bread. It’s not just deliciously spiced with the warm flavor of pumpkin pie spice – it has real pepper heat that simmers alongside. All it takes is half a teaspoon of cayenne powder to bring a little edge to the bread. Feel free to experiment with the amount of cayenne used. For those that like only a touch of spicy – a quarter teaspoon may be just enough. For those that want it fiery, ramp it up to a full teaspoon.

spicy pumpkin bread

Spicy pumpkin bread is a perfect breakfast loaf for fiery food fans. It’ll add a little edge to that cup of coffee. Or try it as a tasty dessert bread topped with some vanilla ice cream. All the spices play so well with the creamy, rich flavor.

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Spicy Pumpkin Bread

Deliciously spiced and spicy
4.25 from 4 votes
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour 5 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 20 minutes
Servings 16 servings
Calories 249 kcal


  • 1 can pumpkin puree 15 ounce can
  • 2 cups flour
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 1/2 sticks butter unsalted, room temperature
  • 1 tablespoon pumpkin pie spice
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt


  • Preheat the oven to 325 degrees Fahrenheit and grease two 8.5 x 4.5 inch loaf pans.
  • In a mixing bowl, combine the flour, pumpkin pie spice, baking soda, cayenne pepper powder, baking powder, and kosher salt. Mix thoroughly. 
  • In a mixer, add the unsalted butter and mix the butter until smooth and creamy.
  • Add the sugar to the butter and beat the sugar/butter mix for approximately 3 minutes. 
  • Add the eggs one at a time, beating each separately into the butter/sugar mix.
  • Add the pumpkin puree and vanilla extract, and mix slowly until combined. Then slowly mix in the spiced flour until fully combined in the batter. 
  • Pour the batter into the greased loaf pans, then place the loaf pans in the oven. Bake the spicy pumpkin bread for 65 to 70 minutes, until cooked through. 
  • Remove the loaf pans and place them on a rack to cool for 15 to 20 minutes. Once cool, remove the bread from the loaf pans. Slice and serve. 


Calories: 249kcalCarbohydrates: 39gProtein: 3gFat: 9gSaturated Fat: 6gCholesterol: 43mgSodium: 190mgPotassium: 97mgFiber: 1gSugar: 26gVitamin A: 4454IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 23mgIron: 1mg
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UPDATE NOTICE: This post was updated on April 30, 2023 to include new content.
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