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Pumpkin Pecan Streusel Bread - The Southern Lady Cooks

This Pumpkin Pecan Streusel Bread will quickly become a family favorite. It’s absolutely delicious and the perfect Fall or holiday treat. We patiently wait for pumpkin season each year so we can make this delicious bread. The topping takes this one to the next level. We love the combination of pumpkin and pecans and this bread is wonderful. It would also be a great gift during the holiday season.

Pumpkin Pecan Streusel Bread Ingredients Needed:

All-purpose flour

Baking soda



White granulated sugar

100% pumpkin


Vanilla extract

Pumpkin Spice



Streusel Topping Ingredients:

Brown sugar

Butter, melted



If you have followed our site for any amount of time you know we love all things pumpkin! Every year we try to find more ways to create a recipe with pumpkin, which means we have a lot of pumpkin recipes. This Pumpkin Apple Cake with Nutmeg Frosting is one of our most popular. It’s a delicious cake for any Fall gathering.

If you love pumpkin creamer you can always use our recipe to make your own! Don’t forget the pumpkin butter, it is delicious on biscuits and toast!

Full recipe below in recipe card.

Pumpkin Pecan Streusel Bread - The Southern Lady Cooks

Pumpkin Pecan Streusel Bread - The Southern Lady Cooks

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4.58 from 7 votes

Pumpkin Pecan Streusel Bread

This pumpkin bread is absolutely delicious!
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time1 hr
Total Time1 hr 20 mins
Course: bread, Breakfast
Cuisine: American, southern
Keyword: Pumpkin Pecan Streusel Bread
Servings: 6 servings
Author: The Southern Lady Cooks


  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 stick butter or 8 tablespoons or 1/2 cup melted
  • 1/2 cup white granulated sugar
  • 1 cup 100% pumpkin
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon of Pumpkin Spice
  • 1/2 teaspoon of cinnamon
  • 2/3 cup buttermilk

Streusel Topping Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup brown sugar separated 1/4 cup and 1/4 cup
  • 3 tablespoons butter melted
  • 1/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons flour
  • 1/2 cup roughly chopped pecans


  • Prepare your streusel topping: add the 1/4 the cup brown sugar and the melted butter to a bowl, and using a fork, mix to blend; add in the flour, and gently toss/fluff the mixture with the fork until the flour is incorporated, and the mixture looks like a bit like “wet sand” crumbles; set the streusel into the fridge to chill. Set aside the other 1/4th cup of brown sugar and pecans.
  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Whisk together flour, baking soda, cinnamon, pumpkin pie spice and salt in a large bowl and set aside. Combine melted butter, sugar, pumpkin, eggs and vanilla extract. Stir together with a spoon. Add to flour mixture and mix well with spoon. Stir in buttermilk. Spray a 9 x 5 loaf pan with cooking spray and add batter to pan.
  • Remove streusel from fridge and add the pecans and remaining brown sugar. Mix together and sprinkle over top of bread. Pat down a little with a fork so it will stick to the batter.
  • Cook for 60 minutes or until center test done.


If you think you'll have a tough time removing the bread from the pan, you can always spray your bread pan with nonstick spray and then line it with parchment paper. Make sure your piece of parchment paper is around three times the size of your loaf pan so that there's an overhang on the two long sides.  Then add in your batter. This will help in removing your bread when it's done.


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  1. 100% pumpkin
    Is that canned and if so brand

    Can you use sugar pumpkin roasted ?

    • The Southern Lady says:

      Yes, it is canned. I use Libby brand. Sorry I dont know what sugar pumpkin roasted is..

    • Yes, you can use sugar pumpkin, Roast til tender then purée it in a blender or food processor. I used the same measurement as the recipe calls for canned, It came out pretty perfect.5 stars

  2. Sylvia killian says:

    How does this bread freeze.? Looks amazing! Would like to make it ahead for gifts for Thanksgiving. Would the topping freeze ok? Thank You

  3. This bread is soooo good! Making it again this weekend! I also just bought your Fall issue of Front Porch Life Magazine..so many great recipes. Thank you for all you do, I’ve been a follower for many years. ❤️5 stars

  4. My family loved this bread!! It’s just wonderful. Thank you for such easy recipes.5 stars

  5. Best pumpkin bread on the internet! Your recipes are my favorite. They are the best!5 stars

  6. Was at the grocery this morning when I saw this recipe on Pinterest, picked up the stuff and made it this afternoon! It’s sooo good! I think the topping would be good on anything!5 stars

  7. Kris Marie says:

    Received this in my inbox this morning, made it and it was so-so. Not much flavor and difficult getting it out of the pan, all that streusel topping went everywhere.2 stars

    • The Southern Lady says:

      Sounds like your pan wasnt greased enough or not seasoned. This recipe is a huge hit with our family and we never have any trouble with the topping. Not every recipe works for everyone. Not sure how it couldn’t have any flavor.. with the spices in the bread and the pumpkin and the topping.. we find that it taste wonderful.

    • I don’t know how you can say this bread doesn’t have much flavor. You might want to try it again. You may have left something out the first time.

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