Fall in love with our delicious pumpkin bread recipe

What’s the best way to welcome fall? With a slice of moist pumpkin bread and a warm cup of coffee, of course! As the leaves start to fall, our cravings for pumpkin spice lattes and desserts increase. And what better way to satisfy them than baking a delicious coffee can pumpkin bread?

This recipe is not only easy to make but also versatile in its uses. You can bake it as a loaf or in small coffee cans, making it perfect for gifts or individual servings. The addition of pecans adds a delightful crunch, while the blend of cinnamon, clove, allspice, and nutmeg will leave your kitchen smelling heavenly.

With the upcoming holiday season, this coffee pumpkin bread recipe is sure to be a crowd-pleaser. It’s perfect for Thanksgiving morning breakfast, Christmas Eve dessert, or any fall gathering with friends and family. Trust me; once you try this recipe, you won’t ever go back to store-bought pumpkin bread.

So go grab your apron and let’s get baking some delicious coffee pumpkin bread!

Why You’ll Love This Recipe

Coffee Can Pumpkin Bread
Coffee Can Pumpkin Bread

Why settle for just any pumpkin bread recipe when you can enjoy a moist, delicious loaf of Coffee Can Pumpkin Bread? This recipe is perfect for those who love the warmth and spiciness of pumpkin and coffee combined. Whether you’re hosting a get-together or simply want to indulge in some baked goods, Coffee Can Pumpkin Bread is the perfect choice.

One of the main reasons to love this recipe is its unique texture. The addition of pecans gives this bread a lovely crunch, while the combination of spices like clove, allspice, and nutmeg makes it aromatic and warm. But what truly sets this recipe apart is the use of coffee -not just in batter but also in icing- that amplifies the flavor profile to new heights.

Another reason why you’ll love this recipe is that it is incredibly easy to make. With just a few simple ingredients like flour, sugar, baking soda, baking powder, eggs, pumpkin puree, and water you can begin your baking journey. The directions are clear and easy to follow, even if you’re a beginner baker.

Finally, if you’re looking for a versatile dessert recipe that can be enjoyed at any time of day or year, Coffee Can Pumpkin Bread meets your needs. Whether you want it as breakfast with a luscious spread of butter or cream cheese icing (or both!) or as an indulgent dessert after dinner topped with whipped cream and a caramel drizzle- this delightful quick bread will hit the right spot.

In conclusion, Coffee Can Pumpkin Bread is a fantastic option for anyone who loves pumpkin spice latte or Starbucks’ Pumpkin Bread. From its pleasantly moist texture to its warming aroma of cinnamon and coffee – this recipe has got all boxes checked when it comes to autumnal baked goods’ checklist. So why not give it a try? You might find yourself falling head-over-heels for this caffeine-infused pumpkin delight!

Ingredient List

 Smell the aroma of fall with this delicious pumpkin bread recipe!
Smell the aroma of fall with this delicious pumpkin bread recipe!

Ingredients For Coffee Can Pumpkin Bread Recipe

Here are the ingredients you’ll need to make this moist pumpkin bread recipe.

  • 3 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 3 teaspoons cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1 teaspoon cloves
  • 1 teaspoon allspice
  • 3 cups sugar
  • 1 cup vegetable oil or melted butter
  • 4 eggs, room temperature
  • 2/3 cup water
  • 2 cups (or one can) of pumpkin puree
  • 1 cup chopped pecans

These pumpkin bread ingredients will make a total of two coffee can size loaves.

The Recipe How-To

 Create a cozy ambiance in your kitchen with this homemade pumpkin bread.
Create a cozy ambiance in your kitchen with this homemade pumpkin bread.

Now it’s time to start baking! Follow these simple steps to make your very own Coffee Can Pumpkin Bread:

Step 1: Gather Ingredients

Assemble all the necessary ingredients for this recipe:

  • 3 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons salt
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1 teaspoon ground allspice
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 4 large eggs, room temperature
  • 2/3 cup water
  • 1 (15 oz) can pumpkin puree
  • 2/3 cup vegetable oil
  • 2/3 cup chopped pecans

Step 2: Preheat and Prepare

Preheat your oven to 350 degrees F. Grease two empty coffee cans with cooking spray or butter and flour them to prevent sticking.

Step 3: Mix Dry Ingredients

In a large bowl, sift together the flour, baking soda, baking powder, salt, sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg, allspice and cloves.

Step 4: Mix Wet Ingredients

In another bowl, beat the eggs until light and frothy. Beat in the water until well combined. Stir in the pumpkin puree and vegetable oil until everything is well blended.

Step5: Combine Wet and Dry Mixtures

Slowly pour the pumpkin mixture into the dry mixture of ingredients. Stir gently just until everything is moistened. Add in chopped pecans and stir again.

Step6: Fill Coffee Cans and Bake

Fill the prepared coffee cans with batter up to about two-thirds of their capacity. Place them on a baking sheet and pop them into your preheated oven. Bake for about an hour or until the toothpick test comes out clean.

Step7: Cool, Slice and Serve

Remove the cans from the oven and let them cool on a wire rack for about 10 minutes before removing the bread from the can. You can either slice them while still warm or store them in an airtight container and refrigerate until you’re ready to eat them. Enjoy your delicious, moist pumpkin bread with a cup of coffee or tea!

Now that you know how to make your own coffee can pumpkin bread, you can impress your friends and family with this unique and delicious recipe anytime!

Substitutions and Variations

 Add some spice to your life with this scrumptious Coffee Can Pumpkin Bread!
Add some spice to your life with this scrumptious Coffee Can Pumpkin Bread!

You can always experiment with different ingredients to make your pumpkin bread more interesting. For instance, you can use walnuts or almonds instead of pecans, or add some cranberries or raisins for extra sweetness.

If you are allergic to nutmeg, clove, or allspice, you can use pumpkin spice instead, which is a mixture of cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg and allspice.

If you want to make this recipe gluten-free, you can substitute the all-purpose flour with a gluten-free flour mix that contains xanthan gum. This will keep the bread moist and fluffy like regular pumpkin bread.

To make a vegan version of this recipe replace the eggs with mashed ripe bananas, applesauce, or silken tofu for binding. You can also use maple syrup instead of sugar to sweeten the batter.

One variation that may intrigue you is adding some coffee to the pumpkin bread recipe. This will give your pumpkin bread a unique and flavorful twist while still maintaining its moist and crumbly texture. Add 1-2 tablespoons of finely ground coffee in the batter while mixing it well.

Another variation you might want to try is making coffee pumpkin bread icing using Starbucks’ Pumpkin Spice Latte syrup. Simply mix a cup of powdered sugar with 1/4 cup of milk and 1 teaspoon of Starbucks Pumpkin Spice Latte syrup until smooth. Drizzle over the top of your baking pumpkin coffee bread loaf and enjoy!

Serving and Pairing

 Fill your home with the sweet smell of pumpkin spice and cinnamon with this tasty recipe.
Fill your home with the sweet smell of pumpkin spice and cinnamon with this tasty recipe.

Once you’ve baked the perfect loaf of moist pumpkin bread, it’s important to think about how best to serve and pair it. This coffee can pumpkin bread recipe is a versatile treat that can be enjoyed in different ways – as a quick breakfast on-the-go, an afternoon snack with a cup of tea, or even as a dessert after dinner.

Serving Suggestions:

– Toasted with butter: Toast a slice of the pumpkin bread and slather some butter on top for a warm and comforting breakfast.

– With whipped cream: Top a slice of pumpkin bread with whipped cream and sprinkle some cinnamon for a decadent dessert.

– Paired with coffee: A slice of this coffee pumpkin bread goes wonderfully with your morning cuppa.

– As French toast: Turn your leftover pumpkin bread into delicious french toast by soaking it in an egg and milk mixture seasoned with cinnamon, nutmeg, and cloves. Cook in a pan until golden brown.

Pairing Ideas:

– Pair it with hot cocoa: Enjoy the warm flavors of cinnamon, nutmeg, allspice, and clove in this coffee pumpkin bread recipe by pairing it with hot chocolate or cocoa.

– With apple cider: The earthy flavors of the moist pumpkin bread perfectly complement the sweet and tangy flavors of freshly brewed apple cider.

– With cream cheese frosting: Spread some cream cheese frosting over your slice of pumpkin bread for a creamy and indulgent pairing.

– With pumpkin spice latte: Serve your coffee pumpkin bread alongside your favorite pumpkin spice latte for an ultimate autumnal experience.

No matter how you choose to serve or pair this delightful dessert, one thing is sure – this moist pumpkin bread recipe will impress all who taste it!

Make-Ahead, Storing and Reheating

 This delectable bread is perfect for breakfast, an afternoon snack or dessert.
This delectable bread is perfect for breakfast, an afternoon snack or dessert.

Moist pumpkin breads are one of the best coffee pairings around, and this coffee can pumpkin bread recipe is no exception. But with busy schedules, you might not have the time to bake fresh bread every day. Fortunately, this recipe is perfect for making ahead of time!

To make this bread ahead of time, start by baking it as usual and letting it cool completely. Once it’s cooled down, wrap the loaf tightly in plastic wrap and store it in the refrigerator for up to a week. You can also freeze the bread for up to three months by wrapping it in aluminum foil or freezer-safe plastic wrap.

When you’re ready to serve the bread, take it out of the fridge or freezer and let it come to room temperature before unwrapping it. If you want a warm slice, simply heat the bread for a few seconds in the microwave or toaster oven. For an even more delicious treat, try serving it with a dollop of whipped cream or cream cheese frosting.

This bread also makes a fantastic gift! Wrap it up in some festive paper and ribbon, and your friends and family will be thrilled to receive such a delicious treat.

Overall, this make-ahead option provides you with a stress-free way to enjoy freshly-baked pumpkin bread anytime you want without feeling rushed or overwhelmed. So go ahead and bake a double batch today—you won’t regret it!

Tips for Perfect Results

 Let the warm and inviting aroma of baking pumpkin bread fill your senses.
Let the warm and inviting aroma of baking pumpkin bread fill your senses.

For a perfectly moist and flavorful Coffee Can Pumpkin Bread Recipe, please follow these tips:

First, make sure to use fresh and high-quality ingredients. The flavor of pumpkin bread relies heavily on the quality and freshness of its ingredients, especially the pumpkin puree. Make sure to choose a good quality pumpkin puree, that is not overly watery.

Secondly, measure your ingredients correctly. Baking is a science and even small measurement errors can greatly affect the texture and taste of your pumpkin bread. Use measuring cups and spoons and level off each ingredient.

Thirdly, don’t overmix your batter. Overmixing can cause air bubbles to break down resulting in a dense loaf. Mix until just combined, then stop.

Fourthly, be precise with baking soda and baking powder measurements. Too much or too little can result in an uneven rise or a flat cake—it’s crucial to measure carefully.

Fifthly, make sure you’re using the right size coffee can. Don’t forget to prep the can by buttering it up before adding your cake batter for that smooth release after baking.

Sixthly, let your bread cool completely before slicing. Waiting will help the loaf finish cooking through, set up its crumb structure, and develop more flavor. Plus, warm bread can be gummy, messy to slice or stick to the knife if cut while it’s warm.

Lastly, try different variations of this recipe: add pecans or other nuts for crunchiness or chocolate chips for sweetness; both pairs well with the spiced flavor of pumpkin bread. Dress it up with coffee icing that will make it taste out of this world even for those who don’t like coffee.

By following these tips – you’ll have a perfectly moist Pumpkin Bread Coffee that you’ll want to bake over and over again!


Before I end this article, let me answer some of the frequently asked questions about this coffee can pumpkin bread recipe that you might be curious about.

Can you bake in a coffee can?

According to the Canned Food Information Council, coffee cans are confirmed to be safe for baking purposes.

Why is my pumpkin bread so dry?

As a barista, I definitely understand the struggle of having dry bread. One reason your bread may have turned out dry could be due to adding too much flour or not enough liquid. Additionally, over-mixing or baking at too high of a temperature can also dry out your baked goods. To keep your bread fresh, I suggest storing it in an airtight container on the counter or in the fridge.

Why does my pumpkin bread taste like baking soda?

To achieve a smooth and delicious pumpkin bread, it’s important to be mindful of the amount of fat and leavening you use in the recipe. Going overboard with these ingredients can lead to a harsh and grainy texture, as well as an unpleasant soapy flavor from baking soda and a bitter taste from baking powder. Keep a close eye on your measurements to ensure your pumpkin bread turns out just right.

How do you store a pumpkin bread so it doesn’t get soggy?

As a barista, I recommend wrapping your freshly baked pumpkin bread with plastic wrap after it has cooled down. This will help preserve the bread’s moistness and freshness for a few days. If you plan on storing it at room temperature, ensure that the wrap is tight, so no air gets in. Your pumpkin bread should stay edible for 2-3 days under these conditions. Alternatively, you can extend its shelf-life by placing it in an airtight container and storing it in the fridge. This should keep it fresh for 4-5 days.

Bottom Line

In conclusion, the Coffee Can Pumpkin Bread Recipe is the perfect treat for anyone looking for a sweet and satisfying snack. With its delicious blend of spices, moist pumpkin flavor, and crunchy pecans, this bread is sure to be a hit among family and friends. Whether you serve it with a warm cup of coffee or enjoy it as a dessert on its own, one thing is certain: You won’t be able to resist the temptation of this scrumptious treat.

So why not try your hand at baking this delectable recipe today? With its easy-to-follow instructions and simple ingredient list, it’s an excellent choice for novice and experienced bakers alike. And don’t forget to experiment with different variations, from adding chocolate chips to swapping out the allspice for ginger. The possibilities are endless!

But most importantly, enjoy the process of making and sharing this pumpkin bread recipe with your loved ones. Not only will you create delicious memories together, but you’ll also be spreading warmth and joy through the power of food. After all, as Julia Child once said, “People who love to eat are always the best people.” So go ahead and indulge in some delicious Coffee Can Pumpkin Bread today!

Coffee Can Pumpkin Bread

Coffee Can Pumpkin Bread Recipe

One of my mom's recipes or actually I thought it was but she told me recently she got it from my grandmother. And she was the one who started making it in coffee cans. I'm a big fan of making bread in coffee cans, so if you still get the metal cans you better start saving them. I've kept the same ones for years. One thing about this bread it seems like it takes every spice in the cabinet, but it is well worth it. Freezes well, too.
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Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 1 min
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 3 loafs
Calories 2313.3 kcal


  • 3 cups sugar
  • 1 cup salad oil
  • 3 1/2 cups flour
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1 teaspoon allspice
  • 1 teaspoon clove
  • 1 1/2 cups water
  • 1 cup pecans, chopped
  • 1 (15 ounce) can pumpkin


  • Combine all ingredients and mix well.
  • Divide into 3 coffee cans. Do not fill cans more than 1/2 full! This bread rises over the top of cans even when filled only half full.
  • Bake 375 degrees for 1 hour and 15 minutes.

Add Your Own Notes


Serving: 2314gCalories: 2313.3kcalCarbohydrates: 328gProtein: 26.3gFat: 105.2gSaturated Fat: 14.3gCholesterol: 211.5mgSodium: 980.3mgFiber: 9.1gSugar: 204.2g
Keyword < 30 Mins, Breads, Easy
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