Pumpkin bread needs no bells and whistles. In fact, we’d argue that the simpler the pumpkin bread, the better it’s probably going to be. With this philosophy in mind, we give you a recipe for pumpkin bread that requires 10 minutes of hands-on time, two bowls, and a whisk. Make no mistake, while our recipe is very easy, it yields something wonderfully delicious.Pumpkin bread should always have a handful of things: a mixture of fall spices, some kind of oil in the batter, and pure pumpkin puree. We’ve tested different ratios of spices and landed on a blend of cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg, and cloves to perfume the flour before it’s whisked into the wet ingredients. These spices are familiar to our palates when eating anything “fall flavored,” and they enhance the sweetness of the bread while complimenting the savoriness of the pumpkin. Melted butter lends richness to the bread and melted coconut oil keeps the interior of the loaf moist and soft. The combination of these two ingredients prevents a slice of the bread from ever feeling dry, and for us, that’s an essential element of a good pumpkin bread. We love this bread just the way it is, and we’re convinced that you will too—but if you feel like folding a cup of chocolate chips into the batter, we won’t stop you.