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Simply the BEST Pumpkin Bread Recipe!

Pumpkin Cinnamon Bread

Course: Dessert, Snack
Cuisine: American
Keyword: pumpkin cinnamon bread
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour
Total Time: 1 hour 20 minutes
Servings: 30
Calories: 208kcal
Fill your home with the fragrance of fall with this perfect pumpkin bread!
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  • 3 1/2 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoons cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 2/3 cup vegetable oil
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 15 oz can pumpkin puree 1 can
  • 1/2 cup water

Streusel Topping

  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup all purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons cinnamon
  • 1/4 cup Challenge unsalted butter melted
  • 1/2 cup chopped pecans or walnuts optional


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  • Prepare 2 standard loaf pans by lightly greasing and then dusting with flour.
  • In a large bowl, gently whisk dry ingredients (flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, spices) and set aside.
  • In another large bowl (or the bowl of your electric mixer), add oil, sugar, eggs, vanilla and pumpkin. Blend well. Add water and blend until fully incorporated.
  • While slowly mixing, pour the dry ingredients in with the wet. Mix until just combined.
  • Pour batter into the prepared pans, filling pans about 2/3 full.
  • Prepare the streusel by mixing the brown sugar, flour, cinnamon and nuts (if desired) in a small bowl.  Pour in the melted butter and stir gently until the mixture is combined, but some small lumps remain.
  • Sprinkle the cinnamon streusel topping on top of each loaf.
  • Bake loaves in a preheated oven for 50-60 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.


This recipe may also be made into muffins. Bake muffins for 18-20 minutes.


Calories: 208kcal | Carbohydrates: 31g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 26mg | Sodium: 146mg | Potassium: 67mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 18g | Vitamin A: 2285IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 28mg | Iron: 1mg