The BEST Pumpkin Bread Recipe With Streusel Topping

It doesn’t take much to encourage the fall baking around here. 😉 Last week temps finally dropped below 95 degrees and we had a few sprinkles, so of course it was time to break out the best pumpkin bread recipe and get cooking! I like to add as much fall flavor to whatever I can, so I topped this pumpkin bread recipe with a streusel topping for texture and extra yumminess, but this pumpkin bread recipe is good with or without the streusel, so take your pick!

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best pumpkin bread recipe with streusel topping

This pumpkin bread recipe takes about 10 minutes to whip up and then it bakes for about an hour to help your entire house smell like fall amazingness. 

best pumpkin bread recipe with streusel topping

I like to use these disposable bread pans for ease of clean-up when I’m making this pumpkin bread recipe or any quick breads. They aren’t terribly expensive and they make gifting a loaf really easy.

best pumpkin bread recipe with streusel topping

This pumpkin bread recipe is made with lots of fall spices and only needs one bowl to mix everything up. It is so moist and delicious and FULL of flavor. 

best pumpkin bread recipe with streusel topping


  • pumpkin puree (just the puree…not the pie filling that already has spices added)
  • flour
  • eggs
  • water
  • vegetable or canola oil
  • brown sugar & granulated sugar
  • baking soda 
  • salt
  • vanilla extract
  • spices (ginger, cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves)

This pumpkin bread recipe will stay moist for several days, if it lasts that long, due to the amount of wet ingredients (pumpkin, water, oil etc.)

best pumpkin bread recipe with streusel topping

This recipe makes two 8×4 loaves and usually a few muffins. Be sure to only fill the pans roughly 2/3 full. This bread rises like crazy and I’ve had it overflow in the oven if the pans are filled too much. You also need room for the streusel topping on top. This will leave you with enough pumpkin bread mixture to make about 4-6 muffins as well. 

best pumpkin bread recipe with streusel topping

I spray my pans with cooking spray and the bread comes out of the pans easily after about 10 minutes out of the oven. 

best pumpkin bread recipe with streusel topping

I know this sounds crazy, but this pumpkin bread is even better the day AFTER you bake it. The flavors meld and the bread has a better texture. I love that this recipe usually makes a few muffins too because if you just can’t wait to eat it as soon as it cools down, you can eat the muffins and then save the bread for the next morning!

best pumpkin bread recipe with streusel topping

Have you seen enough yet to know that you need to make this pumpkin bread? You could always add some chocolate chips too, if needed. 😉

Yield: 2 8x4 loaves

Pumpkin Bread Recipe With Streusel Topping

pumpkin bread

This delicious pumpkin bread recipe with a sweet and cinnamony streusel topping will be a family favorite. Amazing fall spices combined with moist pumpkin make this bread full of fall flavor.

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 10 minutes


  • For the Pumpkin Bread:
  • 3 1/3 cups All Purpose Flour
  • 1 1/4 tsp salt
  • 2 tsp baking soda
  • 2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp ground nutmeg
  • 1/4 tsp ground ground cloves
  • 1/4 tsp ground allspice
  • 1/4 tsp ground ginger
  • 2 cups granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup light brown sugar
  • 1 cup vegetable or canola oil
  • 1 15oz can pumpkin puree (not pumpkin pie filling)
  • 2/3 cup water
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • For the Streusel Topping:
  • 3⁄4 brown cup sugar
  • 3⁄4 cup flour
  • 1 1⁄2 teaspoons cinnamon
  • 1⁄2 cup butter, softened


    Preheat oven to 350 degrees and grease two 8x4 bread pans

  1. In a large bowl, mix flour, salt, baking soda, cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves, allspice, and ginger together.

  2. Add in granulated sugar and brown sugar; mix until combined.

  3. Add in the oil. Mix just until the oil is combined.

  4. Add in the eggs, one at a time, mixing after each one Is added.

  5. Add in the pumpkin puree, water and vanilla, mixing until well combined.

  6. Divide the batter between the two bread pans. Set aside.

  7. In a separate bowl, mix flour, brown sugar and cinnamon together. Cut in the butter with a fork or pastry cutter and mix until it resembles coarse crumbs.

  8. Sprinkle the crumb topping evenly over both bread pans.

  9. Bake for 55-65 minutes, or until a knife or toothpick comes out clean. If the top of the bread Is browning too quickly, create a tent with a piece of foil and place It over the top of the bread while It finishes cooking.

  10. Let the bread cool for 10 minutes before removing the bread loaves from the pans. Set them on a cooling rack to finish cooling.

best pumpkin bread recipe with streusel topping

I promised myself I would only make these two loaves this season (which are long gone already!) but just looking at these pictures I am going to have to make 2 more. They are addicting!!

best pumpkin bread recipe with streusel topping

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