Thursday, September 23, 2021

Streusel-Topped Pumpkin Loaf

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Over the weekend I made double chocolate brownies with pumpkin buttercream frosting. They were delicious. Unfortunately they were not photogenic. Not, in a very big way. As a consequence, I am going to have to make them again and have another photo shoot, because this is a recipe you absolutely must try. I had just enough leftover pumpkin from the buttercream to give this recipe a try. Am I ever glad that I did! I do believe that this is one of the best pumpkin loaves that I have ever tasted. I happen to be a big fan of streusel, totally convinced that it improves everything it graces, which may explain why I like this loaf so much. You have to make this one.

Streusel-Topped Pumpkin Loaf
Slightly adapted from

Crumb Topping:

½ c. flour

½ c. dark brown sugar
½ t. pumpkin pie spice
1/8 t. kosher salt
¼ c. cold unsalted butter, cubed

Pumpkin bread:

1 c. flour
1 t. baking soda
½ t. kosher salt
1 c. granulated sugar
¾ c. vegetable oil
2 large eggs
2 t. vanilla extract
1 c. pumpkin purée

2 t. pumpkin pie spice

Preheat oven to 350°F. Spray an 8” x 4” loaf pan with a Baker’s Joy; set aside

Prepare crumb topping: In the work bowl of a large or
mini food processor combine topping ingredients. Pulse until large crumbs are formed; set aside.

In a large bowl, whisk together flour, baking soda, and salt; set aside.

In another large bowl, whisk together sugar, oil, eggs, vanilla, pumpkin, and pumpkin pie spice until smooth and blended. Pour the pumpkin mixture into the flour mixture and whisk until smooth and no lumps remain.

Pour the batter into the prepared pan and top with prepared crumb mix. Bake for 55 to 60 minutes or until the loaf tests done. If you see the top is browning too quickly, loosely tent with foil.

Remove from oven and allow the bread to cool in the pan for 20 to 30 minutes. Transfer to a wire rack to cool completely. Serve warm or at room temperature.


Linda said...

What a beautiful bread! I'm with you - streusel improves everything. I'm always ready to try another pumpkin bread recipe. I mean what else are you going to do with a cup of pumpkin? ;)

Marie Smith said...

Streusel topping is a favourite of mine. This looks yummy!

Balvinder said...

Perfect loaf for the fall.

Alycia Nichols said...

GirlFRIEND!!!!!!!!! You were NOT shy about the topping!!!! I like that! You weren’t just blowing a little dust over it and calling it quits. You went for the big show!!!!! Reminds me of that song “Fancy Like That”!!!🎶 🎵 🎧

bread&salt said...

Autumn season beginning here and this recipe match this season very very much. It is so new for us. I haven't tried it and want to try it. Thanks. Have a beautiful weekend.

The Tote Trove said...

I'm a big fan of streusel too! What's not to love? Your pumpkin loaf looks delicious; I wish I had some right now! And I look forward to seeing the double chocolate brownies with pumpkin buttercream frosting. Mmmmmmm!

Linda said...

Couldn't remember if I commented on this or not, but Pattie that streusel! I'm a big sucker for pumpkin bread. I'm looking forward to your brownies with that pumpkin buttercream.

Miz Helen said...

Your Pumpkin Loaf looks fantastic! Thanks so much for sharing your awesome post with us and come back to see us soon!
Miz Helen