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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.