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Butterscotch Pumpkin Bread

Butterscotch Pumpkin Bread

Butterscotch Pumpkin Bread

Recipe By Michael Kimball, Savory Spice Test Kitchen


2 loaves

Prep Time

45 Minutes

Cooking Time

45 Minutes

Recipe By Michael Kimball, Savory Spice Test Kitchen

A deliciously moist cake topped with a nutty crumble. Best enjoyed with hot tea on a cool Autumn evening.

Serving Suggestions

Serve warm or room temperature. Delicious with whipped cream cheese.


2 cups all-purpose flour

1 1/2 tsp. baking powder

1/2 tsp. baking soda

1 (15 oz.) can unsweetened pumpkin puree

1 1/2 cups brown sugar

1/2 cup sour cream

1/2 cup vegetable oil

4 eggs

1 1/2 cups coarsely chopped pecans

1 1/2 cups butterscotch chips

Savory Spice ingredients in this recipe

  • Pumpkin Pie Spice

    This is only available seasonally, so check back in the fall. If you have a baker in the family, this versatile Pumpkin Pie Spice baking blend is ...

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  • Fine Pink Himalayan Sea Salt

    Our Fine Pink Himalayan Sea Salt is believed to be of the most ancient of all pink sea salts. It's a highly flavorful pink cooking salt, and pairs ...

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  • Natural Butterscotch Extract

    Our extracts are getting an upgrade! The labels look different, but the extracts are the same. Find them at a store near you coming this spring. Ou...

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  • Maldon Sea Salt

    We've found Maldon Sea Salt to be an equal of many gourmet French sea salts, and as its popularity gains, we feel you will also. This flaky sea sal...

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Step 1: Prepare pans

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease the inside of 2, 9x5-inch loaf pans.

Step 2: Mix dry ingredients

In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, Pumpkin Pie Spice, baking powder, Fine Pink Himalayan Sea Salt, and baking soda. Set aside.

Step 3: Mix wet ingredients

In a large bowl, whisk together pumpkin, sugar, sour cream, oil, and Natural Butterscotch Extract until fully combined. Add eggs one at a time, whisking until smooth after each addition.

Step 4: Combine

Add dry ingredients to the large bowl with wet ingredients. Using a rubber spatula, stir until fully combined. Stir in pecans and butterscotch chips, reserving a handful of each to sprinkle on top.

Step 5: Bake

Divide batter evenly between prepared pans. Sprinkle reserved pecans and butterscotch chips over both loaves. Bake for 40 to 45 min. or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean. Remove pans from oven and let cool for 15 min. before removing loaves to a wire rack. Cool loaves completely before slicing and serving.