Pumpkin Streusel Bread – Super Easy!

Pumpkin Bread with Streusel Topping is the best way to start enjoying all the WARM FLAVORS of fall. MOIST and TENDER inside, SWEET and CRUNCHY on the top.

Enjoy it with a smear of cream cheese and a mug of cider!

pumpkin bread on parchment paper

Who is ready for PUMPKIN SEASON?!?!

Fall flavors, hot apple cider, and pumpkin bread! I am so excited!!

Pumpkin Bread with crumb topping

Not only is pumpkin bread perfect on it’s own but when you top it with a sweet, crunchy streusel topping, it takes it to another level!

What is a streusel topping?

It’s a mixture, made from butter, flour, and sugar, that creates a sweet and crunchy texture when baked on.

Basically, it makes everything it tops, BETTER. So let’s make perfect pumpkin bread, even tastier!

labeled picture of pumpkin bread ingredients

This super moist pumpkin bread starts with a cake mix. Not just any plain cake mix, a spice cake mix.

Pumpkin bread ingredients

  • Spice Cake Mix
  • Pumpkin Pie Spice
  • Pumpkin Puree
  • Egg
  • Almond/Vanilla Extract

The great thing about this recipe is that it uses the whole can of pumpkin puree. No leftover pumpkin to worry about!

Streusel topping ingredients

Mix these ingredients together to form a crumbly mixture and then sprinkle on top of your bread batter.

How to make moist pumpkin bread from scratch

STEP ONE: Preheat oven to 350 degrees and grease a 9×5 loaf pan.

STEP TWO: In a large bowl, combine the bread ingredients until just mixed. Pour into the greased loaf pan.

STEP THREE: In a different bowl, combine the streusel topping ingredients until you get a crumbly consistency. Evenly sprinkle on top of the bread batter.

STEP FOUR: Place in the oven and bake for 50-60 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean and the top is golden brown.

STEP FIVE: While the pumpkin bread is cooling, whisk together the ingredients for the glaze in a bowl until smooth. Drizzle with glaze, slice, and enjoy!

loaf of quick bread with streusel topping in a loaf pan

How do you enjoy pumpkin bread?

Usually with a pat of butter or a drizzle of syrup. You can also enjoy it with cinnamon butter, honey butter, Nutella, or cream cheese.

This quick bread comes with not only a streusel topping but a delicious cream cheese glaze drizzled on top.

Cream cheese glaze ingredients

  • Cream Cheese
  • Milk
  • Vanilla Extract
  • Powdered Sugar
  • Pumpkin Pie Spice

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close up of streusel topping on bread

Can I store this bread?

Yes, an airtight container will keep this bread fresh for up to 5 days. You can also refrigerate it in an airtight container for up to 5 days. (it never lasts that long for my family!)

Can I freeze this bread?

Yes, you can freeze this bread once it has been baked, the best idea is to not glaze it before freezing.

Wrap the bread in plastic wrap tightly to keep air from getting to it and then place in an airtight container to freeze for up to three months.

drizzle of glaze on streusel topped quick bread

Can I bake this in a different pan?

Yes, you could bake this in an 8X8 square pan, or up to a 9×13 pan, it will be thinner the larger pan you use.

Can I make muffins with this recipe?

Yes, you can easily turn this into muffins! The baking time will be much shorter, so keep an eye on the muffins. I would start with a 12 minute baking time and go from there.

close up of glaze and streusel topping on bread loaf

Can I use pumpkin pie mix instead of pumpkin puree?

You could, but it will change the flavor and consistency. Pumpkin pie mix has spices and additional liquid ingredients that would make your batter very thin.

You would have to adjust the amount of “pumpkin” you add.

Can I use a sugar substitute in the topping?

Yes, you can use whichever sugar substitute you usually use for granulated sugar, but you need to make sure it is granulated and is not a powder.

slices of quick bread on white plates

Tips for No Leftovers

  • Wrap the pumpkin bread in foil soon after coming out of the oven, it will keep the moisture in.
  • If you are a temperature nerd, you can check if your pumpkin bread is done when the internal temperature is between 190-200F.
  • You can use homemade pumpkin puree if desired.
  • Remember to grease your muffin tin or use cupcake liners.

This pumpkin streusel quick bread is amazing for breakfast, snack, or a dessert. Serve with honey butter or maple syrup!

Equipment needed

Mixing Bowls
Hand Mixer
Measuring Cups
Loaf Pan

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Other breads to try

Easy Pumpkin Bread Recipe

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Pumpkin Bread

Yield: 1 loaf
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 50 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour

Pumpkin Bread with Streusel Topping is the best way to start enjoying all the WARM FLAVORS of fall. MOIST and TENDER inside, SWEET and CRUNCHY on the top.


Pumpkin Bread Batter

  • 1 (14oz) can pumpkin puree
  • 1 box spice cake mix
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon almond extract
  • 1 egg

Streusel Topping

  • 1/4 cup flour
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 tablespoon pumpkin pie spice
  • 1/4 cup butter (softened)

Cream Cheese Glaze

  • 1/4 cup cream cheese (softened)
  • 2 tablespoons milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar


  1. Preheat Oven to 350° and grease a 9x5 loaf pan.
  2. In a large bowl with a hand mixer combine the bread ingredients until just mixed. Pour into the greased loaf pan.
  3. In a small bowl combine the streusel topping ingredients until you get a crumbly consistency, then sprinkle evenly on top of the bread batter.
  4. Place in a preheated oven and bake for 60 minutes, insert a toothpick in the middle to check if it is completely baked. If not, return to the oven for another ten minutes and check again. The top should be golden brown and bread should be baked all the way through.
  5. Remove from the oven and let it cool for 15 minutes. Remove from the pan and allow to cool for another 15 minutes.
  6. While baked bread is cooling, combine all ingredients for the glaze in a medium bowl with a whisk or electric mixer with the whisk attachment. Glaze should be a liquid consistency, but not too runny. If you need more or less milk add by ½ TSP until desired consistency is reached.
  7. Drizzle with glaze, slice, and enjoy!


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    My hubby ate the whole thing! Makingit again today!

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