Orange-Date Pumpkin Bread Recipe

This honey-sweetened pumpkin bread, with a lot of nuts and gets a good taste from a little-grated orange peel. It is an easy treat which can be enjoyed with your morning tea or coffee or have it in breakfast.


  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1⅓ cups whole wheat flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 (15 ounces) pumpkin
  • ¾ cup sugar
  • 4 eggs, slightly beaten
  • ½ cup honey
  • ⅓ cup cooking oil
  • 1 teaspoon finely shredded orange peel
  • ⅓ cup orange juice
  • ½ cup chopped walnuts or pecans
  • ½ cup snipped pitted dates or raisins

Cooking time

  • Prep: 20 min
  • Ready in: 1hr 20min
  • Preheat your oven to 350°F. Grease and sprinkle some flour an 8 inches square pan or line bottoms with parchment paper in place of flour. Keep aside.
  • In a large bowl, take all-purpose flour, whole wheat flour, baking powder, nutmeg, salt, and baking soda. Mix until smooth and keep aside.
  • In a medium bowl, mix pumpkin, sugar, egg, honey, oil, orange peel, and orange juice. By using a wooden spoon, stir pumpkin mixture into flour mixture and keep mixing. Add nuts, dates, and raisins. Pour the whole mixture in a greasy pan.
  • Bake about 50 minutes. After baking, Inserted a toothpick in it if a toothpick comes out clean it is properly baked. If a batter is stick on the toothpick than keep again in the oven for about 10 minutes. Don’t overcook.
  • Keep that pan at normal temperature for about 10 minutes. Remove from pan after 10 minutes and cool down completely. Cut into normal size pieces. Served with tea or coffee.

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