Pumpkin Streusel Bread with Cream Cheese Swirl

Pumpkin Cream Cheese Struesel Bread

It’s that time of the year that I love the most – fall! Like many people, I love the beautiful fall colors on the trees, the cooler temperatures, bountiful mums and pumpkins on my porch, and of course – anything pumpkin flavored! I’m not a huge coffee drinker, so I tend to skip out on the infamous pumpkin spice lattes, but pumpkin spiced baked goods? Bring ’em on.

I have a classic version of pumpkin bread that I love, but why not kick it up a notch. Cream cheese filling and streusel toppings make any baked good better, but combine them, and this bread is straight up banging good. Even though its bordering on the line of dessert, it has pumpkin in it, which is healthy, so therefore its an acceptable breakfast food, right? Right.

Pumpkin Streusel Bread with Cream Cheese Swirl

Yield: 12 servings


    Pumpkin bread:
  • 1 3/4 cup all purpose flour
  • 1 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 stick unsalted butter
  • 1 cup pumpkin puree (not pumpkin pie filling)
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • Cheese swirl:
  • 8 oz. cream cheese, softened
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • Streusel topping:
  • 1/2 stick unsalted butter, melted
  • 3/4 cup all purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • Dash of salt


  1. Begin by preparing the pumpkin bread batter. Combine together the butter, sugar, egg, milk, vanilla and pumpkin and mix until thoroughly combined. In a separate bowl, mix together the flour, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon, spice and salt. Add the dry mixture to the wet mixture and stir just until combined.
  2. To make the cream cheese layer, blend the ingredients together with a mixer until well combined. Set aside.
  3. To make the streusel topping, combine the sugar, salt and cinnamon in a bowl. Stir in the melted butter and then the flour. Mix well and set aside.
  4. To make the bread, pour half the bread batter into a greased loaf pan, add the cream cheese mixture and swirl into the bread batter with a knife. Top with the remaining bread batter and sprinkle on the streusel topping. Bake in a pre-heated 350 degree oven for approximately 1 hour or until a cake tester comes out clean.

Source: Hungry Couple



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  1. says

    That looks amazing! The weather is finally starting to cool down and I can’t wait to bake something. This might have to be what I choose.
    I am loving all the pumpkin stuff out there right now, Trader Joes is stocked with it, I bought pumpkin oatmeal today, can’t wait to try it tomorrow.


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