Pumpkin Streusel Bread

Bread · September 13, 2013

This soft and delicious Pumpkin Streusel Bread recipe is filled with the flavors of fall!

It’s Pumpkin Season!! Don’t know if you saw it on my Facebook page the other day, but I posted an ecard that I think needs to be shared again…

Pinterest Pumpkin

If you’ve been on Pinterest lately, you’d agree that Pumpkin recipes have taken over Pinterest. Am I right? Or am I right?

Today, I’ll just be contributing to that. My mom saw a recipeย she wanted to try out for some Pumpkin Streusel Bread. The result was like a little slice of heaven. If you love Pumpkin and you love Bread, then you’ll definitely want to try out this next recipe.

I think it’s worth making for the smell alone! Scents like pumpkin bread are sure to keep your house smelling “fall-ready.” I’m definitely ready for the season so I better get in the kitchen. ๐Ÿ˜‰

The streusel on top of this bread looks AMAZING! I can’t wait to try it out.ย The hubby has already asked me to make this asap, so I guess I have to. ๐Ÿ˜‰

Pumpkin Streusel Bread

Course Bread
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Servings 3 loaves
Calories 2009 kcal
Author Lil' Luna


  • 3 1/2 cups flour
  • 2 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp nutmeg
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp ginger
  • 1/2 tsp ground cloves
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 1/2 cup apple sauce
  • 1 1/2 cups sugar
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar packed
  • 4 eggs
  • 15 oz pumpkin puree
  • 2/3 cup water


  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup flour
  • 2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/4 cup unsalted butter melted
  • 1/2 cup walnuts (optional)


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spray loaf pans with nonstick cooking spray; set aside.

  2. In a large bowl, Mix flour, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg, and cloves; set aside.
  3. In a large bowl, or in your mixer, combine oil and apple sauce. Stir in sugars until combined, add eggs one at a time, mixing between each egg. Stir in pumpkin until combined. Add water. Sprinkle half of your flour mixture over the wet ingredients and mix until just combined. Add the remaining flour mixture, and mix until just combined. Pour batter evenly between the prepared pans and set aside.
  4. Streusel: In a bowl, Whisk the sugar, flour, and cinnamon until combined. Stir in the nuts. Drizzle melted butter over the mix and stir with a spoon until your mixture is like lumpy wet sand, be sure to leave clumps.
  5. Sprinkling streusel over the top of each bread batter and cover completely.
  6. Bake mini loaves for 20 minutes, three at a time on a rimmed baking sheet. Rotate the pans, front to back, and bake for another 20 to 22 minutes, until a toothpick comes out clean. If making large loaves, bake on a rimmed baking sheet for 25 minutes. Rotate the pans, front to back, and bake for another 25 to 27 minutes. Allow to cool at least 15 minutes before you serve.
Nutrition Facts
Pumpkin Streusel Bread
Amount Per Serving
Calories 2009 Calories from Fat 648
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 72g 111%
Saturated Fat 43g 215%
Cholesterol 258mg 86%
Sodium 1736mg 72%
Potassium 764mg 22%
Total Carbohydrates 321g 107%
Dietary Fiber 12g 48%
Sugars 180g
Protein 29g 58%
Vitamin A 457%
Vitamin C 7.7%
Calcium 20.2%
Iron 67.4%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

This soft and delicious Pumpkin Streusel Bread recipe is filled with the flavors of fall!

This soft and delicious Pumpkin Streusel Bread recipe is filled with the flavors of fall!

My mom ended up doubling this recipe to make a few more loaves and added less nuts in the streusel. You can modify it however you’d like with less nuts or more nuts. I think I would also go light on the nuts since my kids aren’t huge fans. You can modify it to your liking too.

If you’re looking for more bread recipes, be sure to check out these other favorites:

Snickerdoodle Bread

Snickerdoodle Bread - so delicious and easy (no yeast involved)! It's filled with cinnamon chips and topped with cinnamon and sugar!

White Chocolate Lemon Bread

White Chocolate Lemon Bread recipe on { lilluna.com } - No yeast involved!! And, so soft! Ingredients include cake mix, white chocolate pudding, sour cream, & lemon with a delicious lemon glaze.

Cinnamon Bread

The BEST Cinnamon Bread recipe ever! So soft! This will be gone in minutes!

Are you hungry, yet? I know I am. ๐Ÿ™‚

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Pictures for this recipe were re-taken by contributor, Alicia, of The Baker Upstairs.ย 

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Susie Mellen

How many loaves does this make, I need to try this ASAP… LOVE pumpkin bread..

    Lil' Luna

    This made 3 regular size loaves. Hope that helps. ๐Ÿ™‚


Thanks so much for sharing this wonderful Pumpkin Bread recipe! I love “Fall” recipes, and Im pinning yours to try soon!
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    Lil' Luna

    Thank you for coming by, Melissa! Would love to hear your thoughts if you decided to make. If you love Pumpkin, I think you’ll love it. ๐Ÿ™‚


Do you use pecans? I didn’t see nuts listed in the ingredients. ๐Ÿ™‚
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    Lil' Luna

    Just realized that it wasn’t listed… we used 1/2 cup chopped walnuts. ๐Ÿ™‚


I made this twice over the last weekend for 2 separate occasions. I really appreciate you sharing this recipe. I have been looking for a go-to pumpkin bread recipe and I love this one. I love your use of applesauce(I can tell that it is a substitution for some of the oil). For your information, I decreased the sugar by 1/2 cup the second time and I felt that the flavor, moisture and consistency were all the same. Thanks again.

    Lil' Luna

    Oh, you are so welcome!!! Thank you so much for sharing and making this recipe!! We love it!!


This recipe is amazing! It has become a holiday staple at our house. I whip up some pumpkin butter to top it and it is to die for. Thanks for the recipe!


In your recipe you didn’t say what size pans, this information is very important plz fix
Thank You Betty

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