Pumpkin Walnut Bread

Pumpkin Pomegranate Walnut Bread

Enjoy relishing and tasty pumpkin Walnut bread that can be enjoyed with your full family for a complete treat.

Pumpkin walnut bread

When do you know you’ve built something that’s off the charts boholicious? When your 2 1/2-year-old grandson, who’s my #1 Sous Chef, sings, ‘Mooore Mama Allllweee…mooowrre! When I made this ‘eastern European chicken cabbage soup,’ that is exactly what happened! He was glued to the prep table, his head poised in his propped-up arms, waiting for it to cool on his little red retro stool with the pull-out steps. ‘All right, Nicholas, sit at the main table, and Mama Alllweee will get you a piece!’

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So, as I slowly walked to the table, bread-tart in hand, his eyes twinkling, joy oozing from every pore of his body, I started singing ‘Happy Birthday’ (I know, why not make it even more interesting! ), and Nicholas chimed in as we were singing, ‘…happy birrrf (No, he didn’t have a birthday!) Wow, the pleasure that radiated from those coal-black eyes was priceless! Nicholas is my staunch sous chef and #1 taste tester; when he chants “moooore mooooore,” I know the citrus marmalade oatmeal & almonds is wonderful!

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What a boost to one’s ego! That’s what happens when a reader makes one of my recipes and takes the time to leave a heartfelt note telling me how much they loved it. This is something that happens a lot with my Chocolate Chip Walnut Banana Bread with mama’s holiday turkey dressing.

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It’s been said that it’s the best banana bread ever. There’s a lot of warm fuzzies going on! So, like any good food blogger, I created this Chocolate Chip Walnut Pumpkin Bread to turn it into an autumn favorite.

I was worried that this Chocolate Chip Walnut Pumpkin Bread with simple pumpkin spice apple cake wouldn’t measure up to the original banana bread, but I was pleasantly surprised! The first loaf vanished in our house in just one day, having been eaten for breakfast and as a snack in the afternoon. This simple bread recipe has an incredible amount of moisture in it.

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A single loaf contains not one, but two cups of pumpkin. I wish you could just reach through your phone and snatch a piece of the pie.

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This Chocolate Chip Walnut Pumpkin Bread is a huge hit for everybody. A cinnamon-kissed foundation of insanely sweet pumpkin bread is sprinkled with sliced walnuts and chocolate chips. As soon as the aroma of it baking in the oven fills your house, it will undoubtedly become an autumn favorite.

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If you just want to amp up the flavors of the season with banana pumpkin walnut spice cake, you might use pumpkin spice extract instead of vanilla in this recipe. But what about the chocolate chips that melt in your mouth and the crunch of the walnuts? That’s exactly what this bread is for!

Pumpkin Pomegranate Walnut Bread


Pumpkin Pomegranate Walnut Bread

Pumpkin Walnut Bread

Yield: Makes: 2 loaves

Enjoy relishing and tasty pumpkin Walnut bread that can be enjoyed with your full family for a complete treat.


  • Preheat oven to 350
  • 1 stick softened salted butter
  • ¾ cup packed light brown sugar
  • 3 room temperature beaten eggs
  • 1 (15 oz.) can pumpkin puree
  • ½ cup buttermilk
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 (3 oz.—small package) instant vanilla pudding (optional)
  • 3 tsp baking powder
  • ¼ tsp. baking soda
  • 1 tsp. sea salt
  • 2 tsp. cinnamon
  • ½ tsp. nutmeg (fresh grated if you can!)
  • ¼ tsp. ground ginger
  • ¼ tsp. ground cloves
  • 1 scraped vanilla bean (I use Rodelle—really great beans!)
  • 1 cup chopped walnuts
  • 1 cup pomegranate arils (can substitute dried cranberries)
  • 2 Tbl. raw sugar


In a large mixing bowl, combine the butter and sugar and blend with a hand mixer for about 3-4 minutes.  Gradually add in (using the low speed of the mixer)  the eggs, pumpkin puree, and buttermilk and set aside.

In another mixing bowl, combine the flour, baking powder, baking soda, pudding mix, salt, cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger, cloves, and scraped vanilla bean.  Blend well with a whisk.

Combine half of the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients and blend well.  Add the remaining and blend.

Add in walnuts and pomegranate arils and blend.

Pour into a well-greased bread baking pan. Sprinkle the top of each with some of the raw sugar.  (I used one bread pan and a rectangular tart pan.)  Bake in a preheated 350 oven for about 50-60 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean. (Note: My tart pan bread cooked faster because it was much thinner.) If the top starts getting too brown, cover loosely with foil.

When done, remove and cool for about 30+ minutes on a rack before slicing.

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Pumpkin Pomegranate Walnut Bread

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  1. Do you really expect me to say something about the banana bread (though it does look quite amazing), when you show the pictures of that darling little man! He is precious Ally and obviously a great fan of yours!

    1. YOU are adorable!! Thank you! Yes, he takes his job so so seriously…asks for his ‘apron’ and goes right to ‘work’!! Happy thanksgiving, my dear friend!! xo

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