Photo: Sara Tane

In the spirit of Halloween and seasonal autumn flavors, it only makes sense that our favorite breakfast bread, coffee cake, has a a big ol' punch of pumpkin flavor. Flavored with warming fall spices and that signature pumpkin flavor, these coffee cakes are a great addition to any fall brunch or party. 

Sara Tane
May 15, 2017

It's no secret that a buttery, crumbly coffee cake is lands among the ultimate of breakfast/brunch situations. But once fall rolls around, it only seems appropriate that we amp up this favorite excuse to eat cake for breakfast with an extra touch of spice, and the flavor we all start crave at this time of year (whether or not we choose to admit it)—the one, the only pumpkin. Seriously, really once October 1 strikes, any other coffee cake simply can't hold a candle to a pumpkin coffee cake. So whether you're hosting a fall brunch party or are in need of just one more pumpkin-filled recipe to get you through Halloween, we've got just the cake for you. Here are 5 of our favorite pumpkin coffee cake recipes. 

Related: How to Make a Pumpkin Pound Cake with Buttermilk Glaze

 

Pumpkin Coffee Cake with Brown Sugar Glaze

This is a great option should you need a coffee cake for a crowd being that A.) it's really easy to whip up and B.) it's made in a 9x13-inch pan, so there's plenty for all. Also, a rich brown sugar glaze just makes everything better.

Pumpkin Coffee Cake with Maple Glaze

With a rich, gooey pumpkin spice filling, buttery pecan streusel topping, and maple syrup glaze, this fluffy and moist pumpkin coffee cake is sure to impress on any occassion. You can prepare that brown sugar-pecan streusel, the filling, and even the maple glaze in advance to make pulling this cake together even more of a breeze once you’re ready to bake. Simply prepare each element in a bowl, tightly wrap each with plastic wrap, and stash them in the refrigerator until you’re ready to use them. Just be sure to take the glaze out of the refrigerator as soon as you’re ready to start making the pumpkin coffee cake so that it has enough time to return to room temperature, and give it a few stirs to loosen it back up if need be.  

Photo: Antonis Achilleos; Styling: Stephana Bottom

 

Pumpkin Crumb Coffee Cake

Irresistibly crumbly and crackly in all the right places, this cake is guaranteed to please. Again, this is an excellent option if you're serving a crowd. One little detail we especially love about this pumpkin coffee cake is the fact that it actually uses the entire can of pumpkin. Of course, if you go with a recipe that only uses a cup or so, we have plenty of ideas on how to use up the rest of the can... like these cookies, or one of these other pumpkin-ful desserts

Pumpkin-Pecan Coffee Cake

Oats and chopped nuts give this breakfast treat a hearty, granola-like topper that's buttery, crunchy, and downright addictive. And since you're topping this coffee cake off with oats... I mean, it's practically healthy. 

Maple-Glazed Pumpkin Cranberry Coffee Cake

Warm spices, tangy cranberries, and sweet maple syrup—what more do you really need? If a bundt is your style, this is coffee cake is the way to go. While we would obviously welcome a delicious sweet treat such as this just about any day of the year, studded with walnuts and cranberries, this pumpkin cake kinda feels like the perfect start or finish to a delicious Thanksgiving Day. Just saying. 

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