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You cannot celebrate the Fall season without a fantastic piece of Pumpkin Bread.   

This pumpkin bread is so full of flavor with all the fall spices.  

I enjoy Pumpkin Bread so much.  I serve it several different ways, including as a dessert.   This Pumpkin Bread with Praline Sauce is one of my favorite fall desserts.  I use this recipe which is very moist and full of fall spices, and I add Praline Sauce on top of it.  I also like to add sausage and maple syrup to my pumpkin bread for a delicious sweet and salty breakfast muffin.  


 Use this Pumpkin Bread Recipe to make great muffins.



I just love baking this bread, especially with my children.  It is the BEST Pumpkin Bread I have ever tasted. 

I increased the seasonings in this recipe so that you can taste and smell the cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves, and ginger.  The aroma of this bread baking says Fall Is Here.  Have fun this bread with your kids.  

Pumpkin Patch Parable by Liz Curtis Higgs

Before baking it for the first time each Fall, we read the Pumpkin Patch Parable by Liz Curtis Higgs.  It is a great children’s book about the Harvest season and how farmers grow pumpkins.  It also talks about how God plants seeds and Harvests them.  If you are looking for a book to help celebrate the Fall season, try Pumpkin Patch Parable by Liz Curtis Higgs.

Special Times With Your Children

Cooking with your children is a wonderful way to share very special times together and a great opportunity to teach your children about God and their family.  I pray that you will spend more time cooking with your family and eating around your table.  The benefits of keeping communication open around the table are endless.

Cooking With Kids And Grandchildren

Our goal as moms is to help our children become more and more independent.  Teaching our children to cook helps teach them some independence.  It is never too late to teach our children to cook.  Your teens and adult children need that time with you no matter what age they are.

PUMPKIN BREAD RECIPE – recipe adapted from Simply Southern cookbook 1996 Columbia Academy in Columbia, Tennessee

Pumpkin Bread with Praline Sauce Recipe
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Praline Sauce

Prep Time5 hrs 25 mins
Cook Time5 hrs 25 mins
Author: Recipes for our Daily Bread


  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup heavy cream or half and half
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla
  • 1/2 cup chopped pecans
  • ½ cup oil
  • ½ cup melted butter
  • 4 eggs
  • Two cups pumpkin or sweet potatoes
  • plus two ½ cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 cups sugar
  • One tsp salt
  • And 1 tsp baking soda
  • Plus one tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tsp ground nutmeg
  • ½ tsp ground cloves
  • ¼ tsp ground ginger
  • or 3 tsp allspice


  • Bring butter, brown sugar and heavy cream to a boil
  • Stir constantly for one minute.
  • Remove from stove and stir in pecans and vanilla.
  • Beat oil, melted butter, eggs, and pumpkin together.
  • In a separate large bowl, combine the dry ingredients together.
  • Make a well in the center of the dry ingredients and add the wet ingredients.
  • Mix until everything has been incorporated.
  • Bake at 350 degrees for 15 to 20 minutes depending on the size of the muffin pan.
  • Test them after baking them for 15 minutes. As soon as they spring back after touching the tops, remove them from the oven. I bake them in mini muffin tins, regular muffin tins, giant muffin tins, and individual pound cake tins depending on how I am serving the Pumpkin Bread.


FOR A THICKER SAUCE:  Add 1 tablespoon of corn syrup.


Try a cream cheese filling in your pumpkin muffin.


  • Two packs (8 ounces) cream cheese, softened
  • 1/3 cup honey
  • Two tsp vanilla
  • 1/2 tsp all-spice

Beat cream cheese, honey, and vanilla until light, and fluffy add vanilla and all spice.

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  1. Diane, your creation of praline sauce over pumpkin bread is sheer genius! Love your food and everything you! Carrie, A Mother’s Shadow

  2. You make the best desserts Diane and this one is no exception. I enjoy everything pumpkin this time of year. Isn’t fall lovely! Have a wonderful week and thanks for sharing these yummy looking fall treats.

    • Shari,

      Thanks for stopping by. If Fall was year round, It would take me a very long time to get tired of it. I love FALL. I guess because I grew up in the DEEP south, south Alabama and lived in HOT Atlanta, and New Orleans, plus other areas of the south, I am always tired of the heat and ready for Fall.

      Thanks for your sweet comment.

    • Janelle,

      This pumpkin bread should make eight 1 cup bundt cakes. I always double this recipe and make both muffins and bundt cakes. We eat some for dessert with the praline sauce and the muffins for breakfast with my coffee. It is so delicious either way. I hope your family enjoys this pumpkin bread as much as we do.

      Blessings and visit again soon. I have so many recipes lined up between now and the end of the year. You may want to follow my blog.
      Diane Roark

  3. Totally love all the added extras to this pumpkin bread and seriously love adding a bit more cinnamon and nutmeg, when recipes call for it and so all for it in a pumpkin bread recipe, too. And the praline sauce looks awesome, as well as the cream cheese frosting. Pinned to try and I also love baking with my girls. Doing that later today with baking cupcakes for Lily’s birthday tomorrow!! Have a great Friday now and weekend, too!! 🙂

    • Janine,

      I love love love this pumpkin bread. It is taste and smells so wonderful. We always fight over the last piece. I look forward to visiting you this morning. I did not get a lot done yesterday. I am having my kitchen counters replace. It is such a mess!!!!



  4. Oooh. I’m going to have to try this. I have A BUNCH of pumpkin in my freezer from my garden this year. Sausage in a muffin – sounds like a great idea.

  5. Hey Diane! Thanks for reaching out on my blog this morning! It is wonderful to meet you.
    I\’ve never visited the south, but if I ever do I will look for those pumpkin breads! They look fantastic.
    I have a son named Caleb, too. He was diagnosed a year ago with type 1 diabetes. Although type 1 is a life long autoimmune disease, it is manageable, and I am very thankful that he continues to live a fairly normal life. The experience has really opened my eyes to special needs children and their families, and all they go through, many of them facing far more difficult challenges than mine. It\’s beautiful to see your Caleb filling an important place in your loving family.
    Many blessings to you, and for your special blog.
    P.S. Sorry if I posted this twice. I was having trouble with WordPress.

    • Lisa, I am sorry that your son has to live with diabetes. That is also a very serious issue. Thank you so much for your sweet comments about Caleb. God placed him into our home to help us learn to be more like Christ (patient, kind, loving). Blessings, Diane Roark

  6. Diane, This is delicious recipe that my whole family likes. I have tried the praline sauce on top of the Pumpkin bread and it is outstanding. I am looking forward to trying a lot more of your recipes.
    Love ya Robin

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