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Browned Butter Semolina Pumpkin Bread | Quick Breads recipe | Fall recipes

It had been a while since I baked a sweet
bread for the girls, and right there in my inbox were flooding “recipes for

Now where I live, its possibly the hottest month of the year (with Oct
temp reaching as high as 42-44 deg C).

But the bread was beckoning, and I had to
make this yummy bread with brown butter and butternut squash (I divided the batter so we had two small cute loaves (which are actually easier to store)


Be it as it may, just when I had decided to
make these, I had run out of flour !! What was I thinking , you wonder 🙂 W
ell I discovered a great substitute for both the butter (which was
there, but in teeny weeny quantities) and the all purpose flour (which I
personally prefer to substitute with wholewheat in most

Plus we had homemade pureed Pumpkin ,so that was
a great replacement for the eggs as well.


So, there you are : Browned Butter Semolina
Pumpkin Bread (or cake if you wish!

Light. Airy, Filling. And relished by the
girls and the husband. Fall or no Fall, this is one recipe I shall keep making 🙂

Sending this over to Bread Bakers Challenge -Oct hosted by Wendy.

Adapted slightly from Here

Prep time : 15 mins . Baking time : 25-27
mins (varies from oven to oven). 

Makes 1 large (about 350 gram loaf) or 2 mini
loaves (around 150 / 175 gms each)

You would need:

  • Wholewheat flour – 1/2 cup
  • Semolina (fine) – ½ cup
  • Pureed Butternut squash / Pumpkin Puree – ½ cup
  • Butter – 3 TBSP
  • Oil – 1/3 cup
  • Salt – ½ tsp
  • All spice – ½ tsp
  • Cinnamon powder – ½ tsp
  • Baking powder – ½ tsp
  • Baking soda – ¼ tsp
  • Candied fruits – a handful (optional)
  • Yoghurt – ½ cup
  • Powdered brown sugar – ¼ cup



  1. Sieve the flour, semolina, baking soda, cinnamon
    powder, all spice, baking powder and salt. Keep aside.
  2. In a sauce pan, melt the butter and slightly burn it. When its almost burnt, turn off the stove, add in the pumpkin puree
    and sauté it well . Keep Closed for 5-6 mins till the burnt butter is infused
    in the pumpkin puree..
  3. Now mix in oil, yoghurt, powdered sugar,
    floured nuts into the pumpkin puree. Mix well and now slowly fold in the sieved flour- semolina
  4. Mix slightly (due to semolina you would
    have a rather thickish mixture) and pour into prepared bake tins / loaf pans.
  5. Bake in a pre heated oven at 175 C for
    25-30 mins (tent them towards the end of bake time to prevent burning)
  6. Cool, demould, Cut and serve 🙂 …

PS : yes, the girls and me couldn’t wait enough for it cool down to slice through so ended up with slices with slightly ragged edges 🙂


  • I substituted the APF completely with wholewheat flour and semolina . But you may use APF all through
  • Candied fruits are optional although it gave a mild sweet touch


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  1. A lovely fall bread!

  2. Georgina K.

    Delicious looking bread. Burnt butter + Semolina + Pumpkin is a lovely combo and I just love the look of your crumb!

  3. Did you say browned butter? I think I am in love with a loaf of bread!

  4. Mayuri Patel

    I love the fact that its made with wheat flour and never have used browned butter, though I love the taste. Probably now is the chance to use it in the form of this scrumptious looking loaf.

  5. A Day in the Life on the Farm

    I vote for the candied fruit and I love that you used ww flour for some of the ap flour.

  6. Wow, what a lovely bread Kalyani. Love the addition of spices and pureed squash.

  7. Chef Mireille

    I do love that crumb it looks so tender!!!

  8. Holly @

    I love how you adapted to make this bread work with the ingredients you had on hand. It turned out beautifully!

  9. Love the browned butter . Lovely fall bread.

  10. Please update your links so that they go to the actual posts.

  11. You can't go wrong with browned butter. Or pumpkin. Or semolina. Definitely a win all around!

  12. Wow! What a lovely crumb!! So perfect for this weather!

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