No Yeast Pumpkin Bread Recipe

This delicious flavorsome pumpkin bread recipe is a huge success at our home. It's another of our easy recipes that's devoured within hours and I always need to make double the quantities and so that there's some available to fill the lunch boxes.

Rating: Very Simple

Hands-On Time: 15 minutes

Hands-Off Time: 30 minutes

No Yeast Pumpkin Bread Recipe

This recipe makes 1 loaf or 2 shallow loaves

Just Add 

• 9 oz/300gm pumpkin or 1 1/2 cups mashed pumpkin

• 1/2 onion diced very finely

• Salt, pepper, a little cumin

• 3 oz/100gm butter

• 2 cups plain flour

• 2 cups shredded tasty or cheddar cheese

• 1 1/2 cups olives

• 1 egg beaten

• 1 cup milk

• Freshly ground pepper


• Preheat oven to 425F/200C

• Trim and de-seed the pumpkin. Cut into chunks

• Boil the pumpkin in salted water till soft

• In the meantime, start the bread mixture. Melt butter in a roomy saucepan. Take it off the heat as soon as the butter melts

• Add flour all at once, combine. It will clump together

• Add all the other ingredients.

• Add the mashed pumpkin. Combine well

• Spoon into a non stick loaf tin or if you want two shallow loaves, into two loaf tins

• Bake for 30 minutes

This pumpkin bread  is delicious and the combination of flavors of the tang of olives with the muted flavor of pumpkin, makes this a popular snack at our home.

I love that this is a no yeast bread and so, there is no fuss at all in making this delicious loaf. It really is a matter of throwing all the ingredients into a saucepan and mixing it together prior to baking.

Easy Recipes Tips

  • Let the loaves sit and rest for 10 minutes after removing from the oven. The melted cheese is extremely hot and it is best to leave it to cool a little before eating

  • Use non-stick bake ware or line with non-stick baking paper, so that the pumpkin bread can be removed easily without sticking to the loaf tin

  • I make two shallow loaves so that at least one survives to the next day for the kids lunch boxes

  • For this recipe, a good substitute for butter is a high temperature oil such as rice bran oil.

How To Make This Pumpkin Bread


  • Equipment: Silicone Loaf Tins
  • Plain Flour
  • Pumpkin
  • Shredded Tasty/Cheddar cheese
  • Onion
  • Olives
  • Egg
  • Milk
  • Cumin seeds, salt, pepper

Prepare the pumpkin for the Pumpkin bread

Step 1: Prepare the pumpkin

Season then mash the pumpkin

Season and mash the pumpkin

Combine the ingredients to make the pumpkin bread recipe

Make the bread mixture

Bake the pumpkin bread

The mixture is ready to be baked

Baked pumpkin bread

Here it is - Baked Beautifully!
Pumpkin And Olive Bread

This Recipe Goes With... This very tasty bread goes perfectly with our moist roast chicken and simple greens.

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