The specific steps for cooking pumpkin bread in a bread machine vary according to the make and model of the machine, but most typically require you to place all the wet and dry ingredients into the machine for mixing on the standard setting. If the machine does not include a baking component, place the dough in a pan and bake at 350 F for 45 minutes.

To make the Betty Crocker Pumpkin Spice Quick Bread recipe, begin with 1 cup sugar, 1 cup canned pumpkin, 1/3 cup vegetable oil and 1 teaspoon of vanilla. Next, collect 2 eggs, 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour, 2 teaspoons baking powder and autumnal spices such as nutmeg and cinnamon to taste. Follow the bread maker's instructions for adding ingredients into the machine, then place the machine on the Quick Bread setting.

If the bread machine contains the necessary components to cook the bread, stop the machine after three minutes and gently scrape down the edges to ensure that all the ingredients fully incorporate. This prevents clumps of flour or pumpkin from disrupting the final consistency of the bread. Allow the machine to finish its cycle and finish baking. If the machine does not feature cooking components, place the bread in a greased baking pan and cook in the oven until it reaches an internal temperature of 200 F.