pumpkin spice streusel bread

Pumpkin spice streusel bread is a fall classic, and it’s easy to see why: warming spices and plenty of pumpkin make for one cozy and comforting pumpkin bread that’s equally welcome at breakfast with a steaming latte, or sliced thinly and devoured by the fire as a midnight snack!

Pumpkin Spice Streusel Bread

Add an irresistible spiced streusel (that doubles as both a ribbon throughout the bread and topping), and you instantly elevate the classic pumpkin bread to new heights!

Pumpkin Spice Streusel Bread

The Best Pumpkin Bread Recipe

For the best pumpkin bread, I use my own spice blend of warming cinnamon, cloves, ginger, and nutmeg. The spices are incorporated in both the streusel and the pumpkin batter for a double dose of spice flavor! Pure pumpkin, milk, and coconut oil give this bread a moist and tender crumb.

I love this bread unadorned; it’s also delicious enjoyed with mascarpone or a drizzle of vanilla butter glaze. Be sure to add this gem of a bread to your fall baking list!

Pumpkin Spice Streusel Bread

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Pumpkin Spice Streusel Bread

Pumpkin Spice Streusel Bread

  • Author: Laura | Tutti Dolci
  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Cook Time: 60 minutes
  • Total Time: 1 hour 20 minutes
  • Yield: 1 loaf, 12 slices


The BEST pumpkin bread recipe for breakfast and dessert! Pumpkin spice streusel bread is the most delicious fall quick bread!


Streusel Ribbon & Topping

  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 1/3 cup light brown sugar
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/8 tsp cloves
  • 1/8 tsp ginger
  • 1/8 tsp nutmeg
  • 1/2 cup flour
  • 1/2 cup pecans, chopped
  • 4 Tbsp unsalted butter, melted

Pumpkin Spice Bread

  • 1 3/4 cups flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 3/4 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 1/4 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp cloves
  • 1/4 tsp ginger
  • 1/4 tsp nutmeg
  • 1 1/4 cups pure pumpkin
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup milk, at room temperature
  • 2 large eggs, lightly beaten, at room temperature
  • 3 Tbsp melted coconut oil (or vegetable oil)
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract


  1. Preheat oven to 350°F and line a 9 x 5-inch loaf pan with parchment paper, leaving a 2-inch overhang around the edges; spray lightly with nonstick spray.
  2. For the streusel ribbon and topping, combine sugars, cinnamon, cloves, ginger, nutmeg, flour, and pecans in a small bowl. Add melted butter and mix in with a fork until completely incorporated and streusel is crumbly. Chill until ready to use.
  3. For the pumpkin spice bread, whisk together flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, cloves, ginger, and nutmeg in a large bowl. Make a well in the center of the mixture. Combine pumpkin, sugar, milk, eggs, coconut oil, and vanilla in a medium bowl; add to flour mixture and fold in just until combined.
  4. Spoon half of the batter into prepared pan and smooth with an offset spatula; sprinkle with 3 tablespoons chilled streusel. Spoon remaining batter into pan and smooth with an offset spatula. Tap pan sharply to reduce air bubbles and sprinkle with remaining streusel.
  5. Bake for 60 minutes or until bread is golden, springs back to the touch and a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean or with a few crumbs attached. Cool in pan on a wire rack for 15 minutes before using the parchment overhang to carefully lift bread from pan; cool completely on wire rack.

Keywords: Pumpkin, Pumpkin Spice, Pumpkin Bread, Streusel, Quick Bread

Pumpkin Spice Streusel Bread

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  1. Pumpkin bread makes a regular occurrence at our house in the fall. This is a delicious way to shake up my baking routine. My kids thank you in advance 🙂

  2. The pictures say everything about your recipe. How beautifully captured each pic. Loved this recipe so much and I will share this with my friends who love pumpkin.

  3. This is honestly the prettiest loaf of pumpkin bread I have ever made! This recipe was easy to put together and so delicious. Plus it made my entire apartment smell wonderful. Will definitely be making over and over again this fall and winter. Perfect with a cup of tea and a book!

  4. The most perfect pumpkin bread I’ve ever tried! The streusel topping absolutely makes this recipe. Can’t wait to make this again soon!

  5. The best pumpkin bread! This turned out perfectly spiced and the streusel is so delicious – will be making this all season long!

    1. So happy to hear that, thank you Laureen! 🙂 Yes, pumpkin bread freezes well. Once the bread has fully cooled, use a serrated knife to slice the loaf. Place slices flat on a baking sheet, and freeze for 1 hour. After 1 hour, individually wrap the slices in plastic wrap and transfer to a freezer bag for up to 3 months.

  6. This is the best pumpkin bread I’ve ever made! Perfectly spiced with just the right amount of sweetness.

  7. Our favorite pumpkin bread recipe!! The streusel is so delicious and perfect with the pumpkin flavor. Quick, easy, a must bake!

  8. The most perfect pumpkin bread! So delicious and the streusel topping really puts this bread over the top.

  9. Hi Laura,

    Pumpkin bread looks so yummy, especially with the streusel ribbon. As for ingredients, you list “pure pumpkin.” Is it pumpkin puree in a can without any sugar added? If not, what do you use? Thanks.

  10. This recipe is awesome. I used my cooked pumpkin and it turned out awesome. Will be saving this recipe for another time. Thank you for sharing.