Cinnamon Swirl Streusel Pumpkin Bread

by Allison @ Alli 'n Son on October 22, 2012

Hubs showed me a comic the other day and it made me giggle. And sigh a little, in saddness. And then, I accepted it as truth, embraced it, and moved on.

This time of the year I devour, breath in, and enjoy everything pumpkin-flavored and pumpkin-scented. And that comic, well, it depicted a woman who suffers from this very same addiction.

I love pumpkin. Pumpkin spice lattes. Pumpkin spice coffee creamer. Pumpkin enchiladas. Apple pie-filled pumpkin cupcakes with cinnamon cream cheese frosting. Ravioli with creamy pumpkin sauce. Frozen pumpkin pie. Peanut butter and pumpkin sandwiches. Easy pumpkin chiffon pie.


Oh, and also Pumpkin pie waffles. Pumpkin chocolate chip cookies. Turkey pumpkin chili. Pumpkin pie chocolate chip muffins.

I think that covers everything.

It should come as no surprise that I picked a pumpkin recipe from The Avid Appetite, my assigned blog for this month’s Secret Recipe Club.

Now, Rachel’s recipe for pumpkin yogurt bread was way healthy. Which is totally awesome. I love healthy.

Cinnamon Swirl Pumpkin Bread Recipe

But I also love cinnamon, and surprise swirls of it hidden in bread. And also, I love bread topped with streusel. So I went and added these things to Rachels oh-so-healthy recipe, and ended up with something sweetly delicious, but, since it began as a healthy recipe, isn’t nearly as sinful as it could have been.

And that is exactly why I can get away with eating it for breakfast. It’s totally more of a sweet breakfast bread, than it is a sweet dessert bread.


Cinnamon Swirl Pumpkin Bread Recipe

Happy Fall. Happy almost-Halloween. Happy All-Things-Pumpkin.

Cinnamon Swirl Streusel Pumpkin Bread

Cinnamon Swirl Streusel Pumpkin Bread

Pumpkin bread with a surprise cinnamon swirl center, topping with a sweet cinnamon streusel.


    Pumpkin Bread
  • 1 cup white flour
  • 1/2 cup white whole wheat flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon fine sea salt
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/4t nutmeg
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1 large egg, lightly beaten
  • 3/4 cup brown sugar, packed
  • 1/2 cup plain Greek yogurt
  • 1 cup pumpkin puree
  • 3 tablespoons canola oil
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Cinnamon Swirl
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • Cinnamon Streusel
  • 2 tablespoons flour
  • 5 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 2 tablespoons cold butter, cut into cubes


    Pumpkin Bread
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spray a bread pan with nonstick spray, set aside.
  2. In a large bowl whisk together flours, baking powder, baking soda, salt and spices.
  3. In a small bowl whisk together the egg, sugar, yogurt, pumpkin, canola oil and vanilla. Pour into the flour mixture, stirring until just combined.
  4. Cinnamon Swirl
  5. Mix together the sugar and cinnamon.
  6. Pour half of the pumpkin batter into the prepared pan.
  7. Sprinkle cinnamon sugar over the batter, leaving 1/4-inch around all sides.
  8. Pour the remaining pumpkin batter on top.
  9. Cinnamon Streusel
  10. Using your fingers, combine the flour, brown sugar, cinnamon and butter until it resembles coarse sand. Sprinkle evenly over the pumpkin batter, pressing lightly.
  11. Bake for 50-55 minutes, or until a toothpick comes out clean.
  12. Cool for 10 minutes in the pan, then move to a wire rack to finish cooling.


Inspired by The Avid Appetite

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1 Kitchen Belleicious October 22, 2012 at 1:54 pm

i love that middle! YUMMMMM! Pumpkin and buttery cinnamon together- what is better?

2 Rachel @ The Avid Appetite October 22, 2012 at 2:39 pm

This looks fantastic! What a great way to change this up :) I can’t wait to try your version!

3 misschelsmangia October 22, 2012 at 5:24 pm

two of my fave things about fall: pumpkin and cinnamon! This looks outstanding!

4 sara October 22, 2012 at 7:25 pm

I love that cartoon!!! And the bread looks so delicious. Cinnamon swirl makes everything more wonderful, even pumpkin!

5 Lisa {AuthenticSuburbanGourmet} October 22, 2012 at 9:13 pm

Loving all of the pumpkin recipes out there! This one is a WINNER! Strussel inside – now you are talking!

6 Debra October 23, 2012 at 8:30 am

I am so right there with you! Love it! I am so making this.

7 carolinaheartstrings October 23, 2012 at 7:28 pm

I am with you! Pumpkin anything and everything. I cannot get enough. Your recipe looks fantastic.

8 The Squishy Monster October 28, 2012 at 8:25 pm

Your blog is oh-so-fun! This is a great bread that I could really sink my teeth into–YUM!

9 Rhissanna November 4, 2012 at 5:01 am

Wait, wait wait…. I can top bread with streusel? How come no one told me this? *throws out bathroom scales*

10 Cathy September 21, 2013 at 7:29 am

New to bread baking here, so a few quick questions if you don’t mind. What size bread pan? and What size loaf will this make? (I want to take to work) Thanks :-)

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