This Pumpkin Bread with Cinnamon Sugar Streusel has a quick and easy trick for making canned pumpkin taste AWESOME! This is hands-down our favorite fluffy pumpkin bread recipe ever.
Adjust oven rack to the center position and preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Grease a 9 by 5-inch loaf pan.
Whisk together flour, baking powder, and baking soda in a bowl and set aside. For best results, measure flour by weight or use the spoon and sweep method for your flour.
Heat a medium-large pot to medium heat (my dial was at 6) and add your oil.
One heated, add your pumpkin, salt, cinnamon, nutmeg, and pumpkin pie spice blend. Cook, stirring often, for approx. 6 minutes.
Remove pot from heat and add granulated sugar, brown sugar, and cream cheese. Stir and allow to cool for 5 minutes, then use a metal whisk to whisk well until ingredients are completely incorporated.
In a small bowl whisk together milk and eggs, then add to the pumpkin.
Gently fold in flour mixture until combined (some small lumps are totally okay) and pour into prepared loaf pan.
For a 9 x 5 loaf pan: Bake for 30-35 minutes, adding streusel topping and rotating the pan at the 15 minute mark. Simply set a timer and you're good to go!
Using an 8.5 x 4.5 loaf pan instead? Increase bake time to 45-55 minutes. Add stresuel at 35/40 minute mark.
To make the streusel, use fingers to mix all ingredients together in a bowl until texture resembles crumbly wet sand.
At the 30 minute mark, test with a butter knife for doneness. A knife inserted into center of the loaf will come out clean when the bread is cooked through. Allow to cool in pan for 20 minutes, then remove bread and let it finish cooling on a wire rack. Enjoy!
For a lighter topping, simply cut the streusel recipe in half.
Love walnuts in your quick bread? They're fantastic here! Simply fold in 1/2 cup finely chopped walnuts into the batter after mixing.
This recipe uses approx. 1/2 a can of pumpkin puree. Want to use up the whole can? Fantastic! You can double the recipe to freeze one for later or gift to a friend!
Nutrition Facts below are estimated using an online recipe nutrition calculator. Adjust as needed and enjoy!
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