Whip out your bread pan and let’s make this incredible Pumpkin Streusel Bread! Made with maple syrup, pumpkin puree, and pumpkin pie spice, it’s the perfect recipe for the season. Oh, and did we mention that it’s also topped with pumpkin streusel and an incredible pumpkin glaze?!
A delicious pumpkin loaf with streusel topping
It’s fall, y’all! And you know what that means… bring on the pumpkin recipes. This pumpkin streusel bread is nothing short of a treat! Made with everything tasty and cozy, it’s one of those versatile recipes that’s perfect for enjoying in the morning with a cup of coffee or after dinner as a fabulous dessert.
The bread is made complete with a delicious homemade streusel topping and the perfect glaze. Both come together easily with four and three ingredients, respectively.
This moist pumpkin bread is sure to become your favorite treat of the season. Let’s dive in!
Ingredients in pumpkin streusel bread
This recipe comes together with three sets of ingredients. You’ll need those for the bread, those for the streusel, and those for the glaze.
- Eggs: First up for the bread, you will need two eggs. These are going to be used as a binding agent that helps the dry ingredients stick together, while also helping us achieve the perfect bread texture.
- Coconut oil: Then, use 1/2 cup of coconut oil. This helps create moist bread.
- Maple syrup: Following the oil is 1/2 cup of maple syrup. This is going to work as an all-natural sweetener.
- Pumpkin puree: Bring in the pumpkin flavor with 1 cup of pumpkin purée.
- Vanilla: Next, use 1 tsp of vanilla extract. This may not seem like a lot, but it makes a huge difference in the bread.
- Flour: To make the bread nice and fluffy, add 1.5 cups of all-purpose flour.
- Baking soda: Then, use 1 tsp of baking soda to ensure that the bread bakes properly.
- Baking powder: Follow the baking soda with 1/2 tsp of baking powder.
- Salt: Then, add flavor with a 1/4 tsp of salt.
- Pumpkin pie spice: Finally, finish off the bread base with 1 tbsp of pumpkin pie spice.
- Flour: The streusel base is made of 1/2 cup of all-purpose flour.
- Coconut sugar: 1/4 cup of coconut sugar sweetens it up.
- Pumpkin pie spice: Then, 1 tbsp of pumpkin pie spice brings in just the right amount of pumpkin flavor.
- Coconut oil: Finish it off with 3 tbsp of coconut oil. This is going to help everything bind together and create that perfect crumble texture!
- Powdered sugar: To create the glaze, start with 1.5 cups of powdered sugar.
- Pumpkin pie spice: Then, add pumpkin flavor with 1/2 tbsp of pumpkin pie spice.
- Almond milk: Last but not least, throw in 2-3 tbsp of almond milk.
Kitchen tools needed to make pumpkin streusel bread
To create this recipe, you will need a few kitchen tools. Prior to baking, grab the following:
- 8×4″ loaf pan
- Nonstick spray
- Parchment paper
- Large mixing bowl
- Small mixing bowl
- Stirring utensil
- Measuring cups: 1/4 tsp, 1/2 tsp, 1 tsp, 1/2 tbsp, 1 tbsp, 1/4 cup, 1/2 cup, 1 cup
How to make this pumpkin bread recipe
You can expect the prep time for this recipe to take about 15 minutes, and the total time (including baking) to amount to just over an hour.
To begin preparing this pumpkin streusel bread recipe, preheat the oven to 350°F and line a bread loaf pan with nonstick spray and parchment paper. I used an 8 x 4” pan, but you can use what you have. Just adjust the baking time accordingly.
Then, add the pumpkin purée and vanilla extract. Set aside.
Add the dry ingredients to the wet, and stir until everything is combined.
Then, pour the pumpkin bread batter into the greased bread pan.
In a small bowl, mix together the streusel ingredients until a crumble forms. Sprinkle the crumble evenly on top of the bread better.
Bake for 45 to 50 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the middle of the loaf of bread comes out clean. Let cool in the pan or on a wire rack.
Once the bread is cooled, whisk together the glaze ingredients and then pour it over the top of the loaf. Slice it up and enjoy!
This recipe contains a few forgiving ingredients that allow for substitutions. If you find yourself missing an item, be sure to check this list before running out to the store! You may have something you can use instead.
Did you know that you can swap baking soda with baking powder? If you’re out of baking soda, use 3x the amount of baking powder. For example, this recipe calls for 1 tsp of baking soda. If you need to replace it with baking powder, do so with 3 tsp.
Did you know you can make powdered sugar? If you find yourself out, simply blend regular granulated sugar in a blender or food processor until it forms the correct powder texture!
How do you keep pumpkin bread from getting soggy?
One of the main causes of soggy pumpkin bread is undercooking. Be sure that you don’t remove your loaf from the oven until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean! Then, let it cool completely before cutting.
What’s the difference between apple crumble and streusel?
Crumbles and streusel are quite similar! In the case of this recipe, the main difference is that an apple crumble will be made with apples or apple flavors, whereas this streusel is made with pumpkin pie spice. Some crumbles also include brown sugar, but our streusel does not.
Should the streusel topping be added before or after baking?
While the glaze is added after the pumpkin bread cools, the streusel is actually added prior to baking.
Does this recipe use butter?
This recipe does not use butter. In fact, there are many ingredients you may have been expecting to use that you actually won’t need (vegetable oil, nutmeg, ginger, and ground cinnamon, to name a few). Instead, this recipe utilizes pumpkin puree and lots of pumpkin pie spice, creating a delicious flavor that will undoubtedly pull you in for seconds!
What is crumble topping made of?
Can I freeze pumpkin streusel bread?
Absolutely! To freeze, wrap in aluminum foil or transfer to a freezer-safe airtight container. The loaf can be stored for 1-2 months.
If you liked this recipe, you’ll want to try these!
Ready to dive into some more delicious pumpkin recipes? Choose from the ideas below, or check out the full pumpkin recipe lineup!
- Pumpkin Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting
- Pumpkin Cookie Skillet
- Lightened Up Pumpkin Cheesecake
- Healthy Pumpkin Banana Muffins
- Pumpkin Oat Bars
Recipe by Erin Morrissey and Photos by The Mindful Hapa
- 2 eggs
- 1/2 cup coconut oil – melted
- 1/2 cup maple syrup
- 1 cup pumpkin puree
- 1 tsp vanilla
- 1 1/2 cups all purpose flour
- 1 tsp baking soda
- 1/2 tsp baking powder
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 1 tbsp pumpkin pie spice
- 1/2 cup flour
- 1/4 cup coconut sugar (sub brown sugar)
- 1 tbsp pumpkin pie spice
- 3 tbsp coconut oil – melted
- 1.5 cups powdered sugar
- 1/2 tbsp pumpkin pie spice
- 2–3 tbsp almond milk
- Preheat oven to 350F and line bread loaf pan (I used 8×4) with non-stick spray and parchment paper.
- In a large bowl, whisk together eggs, oil, and maple syrup.
- Add in pumpkin puree and vanilla. Set aside.
- In a smaller bowl, mix together flour, baking soda, baking powder, salt, and pumpkin pie spice.
- Add dry ingredients to wet ingredients and stir until combined.
- Pour into greased baking dish.
- In a small bowl, mix together streusel ingredients until crumble forms. Sprinkle evenly on top of bread batter.
- Bake for 45-50 minutes or until toothpick inserted in middle comes out clean.
- When cooled, whisk together glaze ingredients and pour over top of loaf.
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