Pumpkin Bourbon Loaf

If there is one thing I love as much as the PSL at Starbucks in the fall, it is the pumpkin bread. It’s one of my favorite things in the world to go, get both of those for breakfast and sit in the cafe to get some work done so I’m not distracted in my house. That being said, it gets expensive to do that too often. So I decided to recreate that experience at home with this incredible pumpkin bourbon loaf. Combined with my slow cooker pumpkin spiced lattes, and locking myself away in our spare bedroom/office for some distraction free quiet, mornings at home became much more productive.

The brown butter, bourbon, coconut flour, coconut oil, and lots of pumpkin pie spice really upped the flavor in this bread, let me tell you. If you can’t or don’t want to have alcohol though, apple cider would be a great substitute. I didn’t even need any special equipment, just some bowls, a big wooden spoon and some elbow grease. The dough was really thick, soft and moldable.
I just divided that dough in half and pressed each half into a really well greased and parchment lined loaf pan. It was fantastic that this recipe yielded two loaves because I could freeze one to enjoy later!
When the loaves finished baking after just under an hour, the whole house smelled like fall. I was in heaven. They were golden on the outside and I made sure my toothpick came out of the center cleanly. The parchment hanging over the edge made it really easy to lift up and remove the loaves to let them cool.

Once they cooled, I froze one loaf and cut myself a slice from the other one to enjoy with an afternoon coffee pick me up. Oh my goodness, I loved that I didn’t have to head out to the cafe to get one of my favorite fall experiences. Hope you all enjoy these pumpkin bourbon loaves too! xoxo

Pumpkin Bourbon Loaf
Pumpkin Bourbon Loaf
5 from 2 votes
Pumpkin Bourbon Loaf
Pumpkin Bourbon Loaf
Prep Time
20 mins
Cook Time
1 hr 10 mins
Total Time
1 hr 30 mins

This pumpkin bourbon loaf is such a deeply flavored, wonderful take on classic pumpkin bread for a delectable fall treat at breakfast or dessert! 

Course: Dessert
Keyword: Pumpkin, Pumpkin Bourbon Loaf
Servings: 2 loaves
Calories: 319 kcal
Author: Jeanie and Lulu's Kitchen
  • coconut oil cooking spray for the pans
  • 1 stick butter
  • 1 can pumpkin puree 15 ounces
  • 1/2 cup melted coconut oil
  • 4 whole eggs
  • 1/4 cup bourbon
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla
  • 3 cups coconut flour
  • 1 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 teaspoons pumpkin pie spice
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1/2 teaspoon cardamom
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  1. Pre-heat the oven to 350 and line two 9 inch loaf pans with parchment paper. Then spray both loaf pans with coconut flavored cooking spray really well. For the batter, first brown the stick of butter. Add it to a small pan and let it melt over medium heat, then start to bubble and become golden and nutty smelling. Keep an eye on it as it can turn to brown butter really quickly. Set it aside to cool. Meanwhile, get out a medium bowl and combine the pumpkin puree, coconut oil, and eggs in it. In a glass measuring cup, combine the bourbon and vanilla, then add enough water to bring it to the 2/3 cup mark. Finally, in a large mixing bowl, whisk the flour, sugar, pumpkin pie spice,  baking powder, nutmeg, cardamom and salt together to aerate the dry ingredients.

  2. Pour the cooled brown butter into the bowl with the pumpkin, eggs and coconut oil and whisk it all together thoroughly. Then pour that and the bourbon mixture into the bowl with the dry ingredients and stir it all together well until it becomes a thick, soft dough. Divide the dough in half and press one half into each prepared loaf pan firmly so that it is a solid loaf. Place the loaf pans on a sheet tray and bake them for about 50-60 minutes, until golden and a toothpick comes out from the center cleanly. Let them cool, then slice and enjoy! 

Nutrition Facts
Pumpkin Bourbon Loaf
Amount Per Serving (1 slice)
Calories 319 Calories from Fat 144
% Daily Value*
Fat 16g25%
Saturated Fat 11.9g74%
Cholesterol 56mg19%
Sodium 249mg11%
Potassium 75mg2%
Carbohydrates 39.5g13%
Fiber 9.8g41%
Sugar 23g26%
Protein 4.8g10%
Calcium 10mg1%
Iron 0.7mg4%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Pumpkin Bourbon Loaf
Pumpkin Bourbon Loaf


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