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  2. Pumpkin Loaf Recipe

As soon as fall starts, I love getting out my blankets and cozy attire. There is just something special about the feeling fall gives; the crisp air makes me want to invite over some good friends and serve them warm and delicious foods.

Since I’m a baker at heart and pumpkin is an ingredient I cannot live without, fall is the perfect time to get back in the kitchen with a warm oven. If you were to stop by The Farm from now through Christmas, you’d be hard-pressed not to find a baked good in the oven or cooling on the countertop. And right now, most of them contain pumpkin because, well, it’s just so good not to bake with! That’s why this pumpkin bread with a streusel topping is one of my favorites in the fall.

Hand holding pumpkin loaf in white loaf pan with sliced bread in front all on white countertop

Growing up, this pumpkin bread was one of the first items I learned to bake. I think my mom let me learn with this recipe because it’s usually a no-fail recipe. Now, that being said, have I messed it up in the past? Undoubtedly!

But that’s only because I’ve probably been sidetracked, staring out the window watching the leaves change colors, or thinking about new ways to stack pumpkins. (Seriously, I love stacking pumpkins – just go check out my Instagram grid!)

Top down close up view of slice of pumpkin loaf showing air pockets in the bread

I’ve tweaked it and added the maple glaze, but it’s still the simple and cozy pumpkin bread I love and remember.

Top down view of top of brown colored pumpkin loaf bread sitting in white pan

This bread is super amazing with my pumpkin butter cream cheese spread –  or just all by itself. You can’t go wrong this fall with pumpkin bread!

Watch how to make this pumpkin loaf

Make sure to leave me a comment below the post letting me know if you made this bread and how it turned out for you! I’d love for a star rating too so I know your level of enthusiasm!

Top down view of slice of pumpkin loaf sitting on white piece of parchment paper on wood board

Pumpkin Loaf

4.42 from 17 votes
Author: Kaleb
Made from a pumpkin base and mixed with fall spices, this pumpkin loaf is moist and pretty much the perfect thing to make in the autumn! Topped with a maple glaze, it's like heaven in edible form!
Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 1 hr
Total Time 1 hr 20 mins
Servings 24 slices


For the bread

  • 3 ⅓ cups flour
  • 2 tsp baking soda
  • 1 ½ tsp salt
  • 1 ½ tsp cinnamon
  • ½ tsp ground nutmeg
  • 1 tsp ground ginger
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1 cup neutral oil
  • 4 large eggs
  • 1 15-oz can pumpkin pureé
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract

For the maple glaze

  • ½ cup powdered sugar sifted
  • 1 tbsp milk
  • 1 tsp maple extract
  • ½ tsp cinnamon


  • Preheat oven to 350°F.
  • In a bowl, combine the eggs, pumpkin, oil, sugar, and vanilla. Whisk to combine. Add the flour, baking soda, cinnamon, nutmeg, ground ginger, and salt. Whisk to combine.
  • Pour batter into two greased 8 ½ x 4 ½ loaf pans. Run a greased knife down the center of the loaves to encourage a crack once bake. Bake in preheated oven until browned around the edges and a skewer inserted in the middle comes out clean, 50-60 minutes. Remove from oven and cool in pans for 10 minutes.
  • While still slightly warm, prepare the glaze by combining the powdered sugar, milk, cinnamon, and maple extract. Whisk until smooth and drizzle over warm loaves. Cool on racks for an additional 15 minutes. Then slice and serve.


  • If you let the bread cool too long in the pans, it will become soggy since the pumpkin is very moist.
  • This bread can be made in 1) two large loaf pans or 2) two mediums-sized pans and two small pans


Serving: 1sliceCalories: 236kcalCarbohydrates: 33.8gProtein: 3.1gFat: 10.1gSaturated Fat: 1.4gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1.5gMonounsaturated Fat: 6.7gTrans Fat: 0gCholesterol: 31mgSodium: 263.8mgPotassium: 70.3mgFiber: 1.1gSugar: 19.4gVitamin A: 151.2IUVitamin C: 0.8mgCalcium: 15.3mgIron: 1.2mg
Course Bread
Cuisine American
Difficulty Intermediate
Method Baking

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  1. I made this the other evening and oh what a success – by midday next day all of it was gone! Thank you for sharing this recipe, Kaleb!

  2. My husband made muffins with this recipe. Oh so delicious! Had them several nights for dessert. Thank you for this terrific recipe.

  3. 5 stars
    I made one loaf and 12 muffins from this recipe. My children ate all of the muffins after school and already requested that I make more! Thank you for an easy, yummy recipe.

  4. Made your Pumpkin Bread and it was delicious. I did a cinnamon glaze and it was awesome. I kept my bread covered and after 3 days the glaze made in soggy. I was so sad. But I can cut that off and the bread is still good. Enjoy watching you and heading all your stories.

  5. 5 stars
    Delicious recipe! My family loved this pumpkin bread. I will definitely make it again. Thank you for sharing this fabulous recipe.

  6. 5 stars
    I made this with only 1 cup of sugar and it is delicious! Might go a little heavier on the spices next time. Definitely a keeper 🙂