Becky Luigart-Stayner
16 servings (serving size: 1 slice)

Skip the boxed mix and make this light and flavorful pumpkin bread for friends and family this holiday season. It's perfect for brunch; just slice, toast, and top with a smear of cream cheese. Heavenly.

How to Make It

Step 1

Preheat oven to 350°.

Step 2

To prepare topping, combine first 4 ingredients until crumbly. Set the mixture aside.

Step 3

To prepare bread, lightly spoon flour into dry measuring cups; level with a knife. Combine flour and the next 7 ingredients (flour through nutmeg) in a large bowl; stir well with a whisk. Make a well in center of mixture. Combine the pumpkin and next 5 ingredients (pumpkin through eggs) in a bowl; add to flour mixture. Stir just until moist. Spoon batter into a 9 x 5-inch loaf pan coated with cooking spray; sprinkle with topping. Bake at 350° for 1 hour or until a wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool in pan 10 minutes on a wire rack; remove from pan. Cool completely on wire rack.

Ratings & Reviews

Great and can be made with fewer calories

December 09, 2015
We loved this bread, but I was able to drastically reduce the calories by using egg substitute, cutting sugar to 1/3 cup, eliminating the raisins, using 50% melted butter and 50% oil, and mixing chopped pecans through the batter rather than making a streusel that would fall off anyway and not be good for lunch boxes, I also used heaping measures of spices and added allspice and a Tablespoon of ground flax seed.  Made this without a mixer, just whisking in the bowl.  Wonderful crunchy outside and tender, moist inside. Not greasy or overly sweet with these changese.

December 09, 2015
Oh, and used the Chobani lowfat pumpkin spice yogurt for extra pumpkin flavor. It's available during the holiday season.

Skissner's Review

December 25, 2013

VirginiaNJ's Review

December 04, 2013
Moist and delicious. Crumbs and nuts are a problem, as noted, I drizzled a little honey on the toppings to help keep them in place. It helped a little, but not much. (But I liked the honey.)

AmieAmmen's Review

October 30, 2013
A perfect balance of spice and sweet.

glhart's Review

October 20, 2013

SnyderE's Review

September 27, 2013

xxalexis25xx's Review

November 11, 2012

MaryEliz's Review

October 22, 2012
Great flavor and texture which was dense but light. Only variation was to use honey Greek yogurt as that was on hand and I think it added to the taste and density. Streusel was great, but press it in before baking. Wasn't crazy about the raisins, they gave it a fruitcake-like taste. Next time would use dried cherries, cranberries, craisins or no dried fruit.

BleueAlouette's Review

May 08, 2012
I made this quick bread into a batch of 12 jumbo muffins, and they were all awesome. Great texture, and lots of flavour. Added extra spice (as I am wont to do to many spiced baked treats) and used walnuts on top because I didn't have pecans. Would not change anything else! (One of the previous commenters is right, though, about the streusel falling off easily, despite the fact that I too tried to press the streusel into the batter!) Made the house smell wonderful, to boot.