Indulge in the cozy flavors of fall with our incredibly simple 2 ingredient pumpkin bread recipe. All you need is a can of pumpkin puree and a box of spice cake mix to create a moist and aromatic pumpkin bread that’s perfect for any autumn occasion. Just mix, bake, and enjoy the warm, spiced goodness of homemade pumpkin bread in a snap!
Ah, pumpkin season—a time of year when the air is crisp, and the world is painted in warm, golden hues. It’s the perfect moment to embrace the essence of fall with a slice of delicious pumpkin bread.
But what if you could whip up this fall favorite with just two ingredients? Yes, you can! In this blog post, we’re sharing the magic of our 2-ingredient pumpkin bread recipe, featuring organic pumpkin purée and cake mix, while also sprinkling in some tips and ideas to enhance your pumpkin bread experience.
Why This Recipe Works:
- Convenience: The use of a spice cake mix eliminates the need to measure out individual dry ingredients and incorporates pre-mixed spices for that classic fall flavor.
- Moisture: Canned pumpkin puree contributes moisture to the bread, keeping it soft and preventing it from becoming dry.
- Deliciousness: The combination of these two ingredients creates a flavorful, aromatic pumpkin bread that captures the essence of autumn without the fuss.
Large Mixing Bowl
- Spatula or Hand Mixer
- Bread Pan or Muffin Tin (you can make pumpkin bread muffins too)
- Butter Knife
- Parchment Paper
- Cooling Rack
The Magic Ingredients: Organic Pumpkin Purée and Cake Mix
- Organic Pumpkin Purée: The heart and soul of any pumpkin recipe, pumpkin purée infuses your bread with that classic pumpkin spice flavor. Opt for pure pumpkin purée, and if you’re feeling adventurous, consider making homemade pumpkin purée for that extra touch of organic goodness.
- Cake Mix: Our secret to a quick and easy pumpkin bread? Cake mix! I used spiced cake mix but you can also try yellow cake mix or white cake mix—your choice. The beauty of this recipe is that it eliminates the need for multiple dry ingredients like flour and spices, and it’s available in gluten-free cake mix options too.
The 2-Ingredient Pumpkin Bread Recipe:
- 1 can of pure pumpkin purée
- 1 box of yellow cake mix or white cake mix
- Optional: pumpkin pie spice for an extra burst of flavor
- Preheat your oven to the recommended temperature on the cake mix box.
- In a mixing bowl, combine the cake mix and pumpkin purée until well blended. If you’re a fan of that pumpkin pie spice flavor, don’t hesitate to sprinkle some in.
- Prepare your loaf pan by lining it with parchment paper or greasing it with non-stick cooking spray.
- Pour your pumpkin mixture into the prepared loaf pan.
- Bake for the time indicated on the cake mix box or until a toothpick inserted into the center of the bread comes out clean.
- Let your delicious pumpkin bread cool on a wire rack.
Creative Twists and Serving Ideas
- For a little extra indulgence, add a cup of chocolate chips to your batter. The melty chocolate complements the pumpkin flavor beautifully.
- Turn your 2-ingredient pumpkin bread into mini muffins for a perfect afternoon snack or brunch addition.
- Elevate it with a cream cheese frosting drizzle for a touch of decadence or a streusel topping (or both).
Storing Your Pumpkin Bread
Keep your pumpkin bread fresh by storing it in an airtight container or wrapping it in plastic wrap. It’s also a game changer as a make-ahead treat, so you can enjoy the taste of fall anytime.
Get Creative with Your Pumpkin Bread
This 2-ingredient pumpkin bread recipe is a delightful fall favorite that proves that sometimes, less really is more. Get into the spirit of pumpkin season, and don’t hesitate to experiment with different cake mixes (like a chocolate cake mix or a golden cake mix) and add-ins like nuts or raisins. If you’re looking for additional quick and easy pumpkin treats, make sure to check out this recipe for Pumpkin Spice Loaf as well.
The possibilities are endless, and the only thing better than enjoying a warm slice of homemade pumpkin bread is sharing it with loved ones. So, grab your cake mix and pumpkin purée, and let’s bake up some fall magic. Check out the recipe card at the bottom of this post, and enjoy your journey into the world of 2-ingredient pumpkin bread. It’s the best way to savor the season, one delicious slice at a time.
More Recipes To Try:
2 Ingredient Pumpkin Bread Recipe
- 1 box Spiced Cake Mix
- 1 can Pumpkin Puree not pie mix
Optional Add In's
- 1/2 tsp. Pumpkin Pie Spice
- 1/2 cup Mini Chocolate Chips
- 1 cup Streusel Topping
- 1/2 cup Cream Cheese Icing
- Preheat the oven to 350 F. and grease a bread pan (or line with parchment paper so the paper hangs over the sides).
- In a large mixing bowl, combine the pumpkin puree and the cake mix. It will initially look dry or dense, just trust the process and mix until full combined.
- Pour the pumpkin bread batter into the prepared bread pan. If adding anything additional to the top(streusel or chocolate chips), do so now.
- Bake for 45-55 minutes (see the boxed cake mix as well for timing) or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.
- Once fully cooked, let it cool to room temperature before slicing. Add any icing if desired and enjoy.