This pumpkin bread with streusel topping is great for fall and holiday gatherings. It stays super moist for days, is loaded with classic fall flavors like cinnamon and nutmeg, and comes together quickly and easily. I love it with coffee or tea in the morning!
We love making this pumpkin bread with streusel topping for guests. You can make it ahead of time and serve it for days. The streusel topping adds a little something special, and the pecans add great crunch. It's sweet but not too sweet, and so easy and delicious.
If you like this pumpkin recipe, try our pumpkin cake bars, frosted soft pumpkin cookies, or soft pumpkin chocolate chip cookies.
For the pumpkin bread:
- Canned pumpkin
- Ground nutmeg
- Ground cinnamon
And your typical quick bread ingredients: granulated sugar, brown sugar, vegetable oil (we use avocado oil), eggs, flour, baking soda, and salt.
For the streusel topping:
- Brown sugar
- Granulated sugar
Step 1: Make the bread batter. In a large bowl, combine granulated sugar, brown sugar, pumpkin, oil, and eggs. Beat them until they're well blended. In a separate large bowl, combine flour, baking soda, salt, nutmeg, and cinnamon. Gradually add the flour mixture to the sugar and egg mixture, and mix well to combine. Then add nuts and water.
Step 2: Make the streusel topping. Combine flour, brown sugar, granulated sugar, salt, and melted butter to a large mixing bowl and mix until clumps form.
Step 3: Bake. Oil a 9"x5"x3" loaf pan, then add the batter. Top evenly with the streusel topping. Bake at 350°F for 75-90 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean. Remove from the pan and allow to cool for at least 10 minutes.
Step 4: Enjoy. Enjoy topped with butter and a side of coffee or tea.
Frequently asked questions
This bread baking time varies based on your oven, elevation, bread pan, etc. I start checking ours around the 70 minute mark and leave in the oven until it's completely done. If the top starts to burn, cover it with aluminum foil.
Yes! This recipe calls for pecans, but if you prefer a different kind of nut, feel free to swap out the pecans for something else. Walnuts would also be great! You could also add chocolate chips or raisins.
Yes! Just leave the streusel topping off, and reduce the bake time to 65-75 minutes.
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