Pumpkin Bread Sous Vide


Makes 3 mini loaves (about 15 to 18 slices) or mini Bundts

Wet Ingredients

  • 2 cups (425 g) sous vide cooked pumpkin puree (or canned pumpkin)
  • 4 eggs
  • 1/2 cup (120 ml) melted butter
  • 1/2 cup (120 ml) vegetable oil
  • 2/3 cup (150 ml) water
  • 3 cups (575 g) white sugar

Dry Ingredients

  • 3 1/2 cups (348 g) all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons (10 ml) baking soda
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons (7.5 ml) salt
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon (7.5 ml) ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon (2.5 ml) ground nutmeg
  • 1/2 teaspoon (2.5 ml) ground ginger
  • 1/4 teaspoon (1.25 ml) ground clove
  • 1/2 cup chopped pecans, if desired



  1. Fill the water oven to just below the fill line and adjust the water level for baking as follows:
    1.  Elevate the bottom perforated grill about 1 inch (2.5 cm) on a non-rusting baking rack or baking platform.
    2.  Fill three mini loaf pans (3 x 7 inches/7.5 x 17.5 cm) or mini Bundt pans about 3/4 full with water and set them on the rack.
    3. Adjust the water level by adding or removing water to bring the water level to within 1/2 inch (1.25 cm) of the rim of the pan.
  2. Empty the water from the baking pans, dry them well, and spray them with non-stick baking spray.
  3. Preheat the water oven to 195F/90.5C.
  4. In a mixing bowl, sift together the together the dry ingredients: flour, baking soda, salt, spices and pecans, if using them.
  5. In a separate large bowl, beat the eggs with the sugar. Add the pumpkin puree, oil, and water and combine well.
  6. Add one-half of the dry ingredients into the pumpkin mixture, stirring until just blended. Repeat with the remaining half.
  7. Divide the batter among the three pans.
  8. Set the pans into the water oven on the raised grill, taking great care not to let water lap into the pans. Position a tent of aluminum foil over the pans to divert drips of condensation into the water bath.
  9. Bake for about 75 to 90 minutes.
  10. Remove the loaves and cool on a rack for 5 minutes. Then remove loaves from the pans and allow them to cool completely.
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