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A perfect cinnamon swirl runs through pumpkin bread with streusel topping.

Cinnamon Swirl Pumpkin Streusel Bread Pumpkin Bread Recipe

  • Author: jfletcher


Cinnamon Swirl Pumpkin Bread with Streusel Topping is the very best pumpkin bread recipe ever. This over the top quick bread features a tender crumb and a thick ribbon of cinnamon sugar running through the center. A buttery cinnamon brown sugar crumb topping completes the experience for the ultimate fall breakfast or snack.



For the bread

  • 15 ounce can of pumpkin
  • 1/2 stick of butter, melted
  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • 1/2 cup of brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup of granulated sugar
  • 1/3 cup of whole milk
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 2 cups of all purpose flour
  • 2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/8 tsp nutmeg
  • 1/8 tsp ground cloves
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 3/4 tsp baking soda

The Cinnamon Sugar Swirl

  • 1/4 c brown sugar
  • 2 tsp cinnamon

The Streusel Topping

  • 1/4 c plus 1/8 c flour
  • 1/4 c cold butter, diced
  • 1/4 c brown sugar
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon

For the glaze

  • 1 cup of powdered sugar
  • 1 tbs butter, melted
  • 23 tbs pumpkin spice coffee creamer or milk
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon


Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Spray a 9×5 loaf pan with nonstick spray. Set aside and make the bread batter.

To make the pumpkin bread base:

  1. Drain the Pumpkin.

    Start by opening the can of pumpkin and spooning it out onto a baking sheet you’ve double lined with paper towels. Let the pumpkin sit for about 10 minutes on the paper towels. You’ll notice a bunch of moisture spreading out on the paper towels.

  2. Make the Bread Batter.

    Once you have let the pumpkin sit and drain, start making the batter. To make the batter, add the drained pumpkin, melted butter, olive oil, brown and granulated sugar, milk, eggs and vanilla to a large bowl. Mix it together with an electric mixer until the ingredients are well combined, scraping down the sides as needed.In a second bowl, whisk together the flour, spices and baking soda until everything is just combined. When it is combined, pour 1/3 of the dry ingredients into the bowl with the wet ingredients and stir gently with a sturdy spoon until just combined. Repeat two more times with the remaining dry ingredients. Be careful not to overmix.

  3. Assemble the Bread

    Once you’ve made the batter, pour half of the batter into a 9×5 loaf pan you’ve sprayed liberally with cooking spray. Set the remaining batter aside.In a small bowl, whisk together the brown sugar and cinnamon for the cinnamon swirl. Pour the cinnamon swirl evenly over the bottom bread layer. Top the cinnamon sugar layer with the remaining batter. Set the assembled loaf aside and make the crumb topping.

  4. Make the Streusel

    In a small bowl, mix the flour, cold butter, brown sugar and cinnamon together with a fork or a pastry cutter. The mixture will start to form little clumps, the size of a pebble or so.Once the little clumps have formed, sprinkle the crumb topping evenly over the bread.

  5. Bake the Bread

    Bake the bread at 350 for 45-60 minutes or until the bread has puffed up and turned golden on top. A toothpick inserted into the middle should come out clean.Remove the bread from the oven and let it cool completely on a wire rack.

  6. Make the Glaze

    Once the bread is cool, make the glaze by beating the powdered sugar, butter, milk or creamer and vanilla together with a hand mixer. Drizzle the glaze over top of the bread. Let the glaze set and then slice and enjoy!