Pumpkin Spice Bread

pumpkin bread with a streusel topping

The best Pumpkin Spice Bread with a Brown Sugar Topping


  • 1 & 1/2 cups of sugar
  • 1/2 cup of canola oil
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 can – 15 oz. pumpkin puree
  • 1 & 3/4 cup of all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp. baking soda
  • 1 tsp of salt
  • 1 tsp of cloves
  • 1/2 tsp of allspice
  • 1/2 tsp of cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp of nutmeg

Crumb Topping

  • 2 Tbsp. of melted unsalted butter
  • 1/2 cup of packed brown sugar
  • 1 tsp. cinnamon


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees
  2. Cream the sugar, oil and eggs add the pumpkin puree and stir together
  3. In separate bowl, mix the flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt and spices
  4. Add the dry ingredients into pumpkin mixture, and mix them together
  5. Pour into an ungreased loaf pan
  6. Mix all of the crumb topping ingredients together
  7. Sprinkle on top of the pumpkin bread
  8. Bake for one hour or until a toothpick inserted into the middle comes out dry


Testing for doneness – *toothpick may have moist bread clinging to it, but the bread shouldn’t be doughy

Can I Make this Bread Ahead of Time?

Yes. Pumpkin Bread will last for a few days covered with plastic wrap at room temperature.

Can I Freeze Pumpkin Bread?

Yes. Pumpkin bread will freeze well. Just wrap it with non-stick foil and place it in a freezer bag. It should keep well in the freezer for up to 2 months.

Is Pumpkin Bread Good for You?

Yes! Pumpkin bread is packed with vitamins like A, B, C, and E. It’s also packed with fiber and antioxidants plus potassium, manganese, and iron.

How do you know if Pumpkin Bread is done?

The edges of the bread should begin to pull away from the edges of your baking pan. A toothpick inserted might have moist bread clinging to it, but it won’t be doughy.

How do you keep Pumpkin Bread Moist?

Cover it tightly with foil or cling wrap, and store for up to 2 days at room temperature

Can I Make this into Pumpkin Muffins?

Yes. Just pour into muffin tins and bake for about 20-25 minutes

What are some good add-ins for Pumpkin Bread?

  • dried cranberries
  • raisins
  • pecans
  • walnuts
  • chocolate chips