Friday, October 29, 2010

Pumpkin Nutella Bread

It's Pumpkin time! Can you tell that I love pumpkin? This year I decided to branch out and do more than just pumpkin pies. I found so many delicious sounding recipes, and started baking! 

This tempting treat is from Barbara Bakes. Now, I'm sorry about the picture. It rained all weekend, so I couldn't get good light. But, trust me- this bread is moist and full of flavor!  The Nutella taste is not as powerful as I expected, but it's a nice contrast to the pumpkin. This bread is great for breakfast, but would also be great warmed with a scoop of vanilla ice cream.

This is also my entry in to the 12 weeks of Christmas "cookies"! It's week 5. Take a look below to see some other great treats!

Pumpkin Nutella Swirl Bread

Yields 2 Medium Loaves

3 cups all-purpose flour
1 tsp pumpkin pie spice (I doubled this)
2 tsp ground cinnamon
1/2 tsp salt
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp baking powder
1 cup butter, soften
2 cups granulated sugar
3 large eggs
1 16 oz can of pure pumpkin
1/2 cup Nutella

1. Preheat oven to 350˚F and spray two medium loaf pans with nonstick cooking spray, or four/five mini loaf pans (5 3/4 x 3 1/4 x 2 1/4. Don’t fill more than 2/3 full.)
2. In a medium bowl, mix the flour, spices, salt, baking soda, and baking powder and set aside.
3. In the bowl of a stand mixer cream the butter and the sugar until fluffy, about two minutes. Add eggs one at a time mixing well after each addition. Add the pumpkin and combine well.
4. Add the dry ingredients stirring until just combined.
5. Layer 1/3 of the batter into the bottom of 2 loaf pans, swirl in a couple scoops of Nutella, do another layer of batter and another layer of Nutella and top with the remaining 1/3 of the batter.
6. Bake side-by-side for about one hour or until an inserted toothpick comes out clean. (Bake 35-40 minutes for the mini loaves.)

Note: Substitute 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon plus 1/4 teaspoon ground ginger, 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg and 1/8 teaspoon ground cloves for 1 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice.


  1. This looks great. I wouldn't have thought of mixing pumpkin and nutella.

  2. It looks so good! What a great combination of flavors!

  3. That Nutella filling sounds so good. It's just the thing to add a little creaminess to the center of the bread. It looks great. Don't forget to check back on my blog next week Monday when I'll be holding a CSN giveaway.

  4. I saw that recipe on Barbara's site, and I have it marked - I love pumpkin, and Nutella, so I've got to get my act together and make it, especially after all these great reviews.

  5. Sounds wonderful! I just made pumpkin puree and anything with nutella is heaven sent! Thanks for sharing!

  6. This sounds like a winner! I love Barbara Bakes!

  7. Sounds like a great combo for a delicious and moist teatime bread. One to try before the pumpkin season is over!

  8. I'm so glad you liked the bread! Now I'm wanting to try it with that scoop of vanilla ice cream!

  9. As I final hurrah before I started Weight Watchers, I made something similar to these but cupcakes. SOOO yummy.

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