Friday, September 25, 2009

Chai Spiced Pumpkin Bread

This chai spiced pumpkin bread brings the best of fall flavors together with warm fragrant Indian chai spices.
As the days begin to cool, there's nothing more perfect than this warmly spiced bread to take the chill out of those upcoming crisp days.

This bread is so luscious and moist. The earthy chai flavors enrich the hearty pumpkin taste and infuse the bread with the most wonderful aromas. The fragrance of your home while these are baking should be bottled up and made into a candle.

Chai Spiced Pumpkin Bread:
(makes 1 loaf)
  • 1/2 cup butter (softened)
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 can of pumpkin puree
  • 2 black tea bags steeped in 1/4 cup hot milk (I used assam tea)
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/4 tablespoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cardamom
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
  • pinch of black pepper
  • pinch of all spice

Pre-heat oven to 350F.

Cream the butter and sugar together in a large bowl.

Whisk in the eggs and vanilla extract.

Fold in the pumpkin puree and the milky tea 
(make sure the tea has completely cooled before adding)

In another bowl mix together the all-purpose flour, salt, baking powder and baking soda.

Then add all the spices to this.

Add the flour mixture into the pumpkin mix.

Fold until just combined.

Grease a loaf pan and pour the mixture in.

Bake for 55-60 minutes at 350F

Allow to rest and cool on a rack.

Serve slightly warm and buttered, maybe with a nice cup of hot chai!


  1. Chai and pumpkin?! That is an excellent idea. Your bread looks great.

    Your dougnuts look good, too.

  2. This looks amazing! And with the butter...oh, yum. :-)

  3. I cant wait to make this bread! All my favorite flavors...So happy I came across the recipe and the blog!! Pics are great! Happy Baking! (sorry bout blank difficulties I guess :o)

  4. Oh! this bread looks Amazing girl! Like capital A! Amazing!

  5. I'm dying to make something with pumpkin but the grocery store is out of pumpkin puree!

    It looks delicious! I really love quick breads. That autumn plate is really cute!

  6. Wonderful recipe! Wish I could find pumpkin puree at the market so I could try it!

  7. Chai and pumpkin... what an awesome combination. Love it!

  8. Oh, I love this! Chai and pumpkin sound perfect together!

  9. yum! such a great flavor combo. I want it to start raining so i can sit in my covers and nibble goodness like this!

  10. Looks great, I love those warm spicy teas. As you asked on my blog, I'm in the southwest of Scotland, but brought up in Auchtermuchty, Fife, not that far from North Queensferry.

  11. This is crazy but oh-so-clever! ;) Hey, you just gave me an idea to get my kids to eat up their pumpkin! I'll just tell them it's orange bread :)

  12. This looks amazing! My two favourite flavours in one bread :) What size can of pumpkin puree did you use for this recipe? Thanks.

  13. I used a 15 oz can of pumpkin.

    Thanks for your lovely comment :)

  14. This looks yummy and moist. I think I can smell it just from your photos! What a cute pumpkin plate you used too. Very nice post!

  15. Thanks so much! I am making this now - can't wait to taste it :)

  16. I gotta make this. Immediately!

  17. What a beautiful recipie. I love the flavours you used. I'm going to bookmark this one. Thanks :Dt

  18. I'm tired of having banana bread for breakfast everyday - this would be a perfect substitute! Thanks for sharing.

  19. Oh this is AWESOME! I love Chai and I love pumpkin and I happen to have all of these ingredients on hand!

  20. Adorable serving dish! And you said chai spiced..... ahhh I'm so there! ;)

  21. exceptional fall treat, thanks for the recipe!

  22. Made this today using cooked fresh pumpkin and Good Earth Chai tea. It is very moist and delicious. My seven year old is already asking me to make it again.

  23. chai and pumpkin? my two favorite things in the world - MUST you make me drool over my computer? looks great!

  24. ooh, chai and pumpkin! this sounds delicious!


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