Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Cream Cheese Pumpkin Bread with Streusel Topping

I opened my first can of pumpkin last week to enjoy my first Pumpkin Spice Latte of this fall. I knew it wouldn't be long until I made my first loaves of pumpkin bread. Last fall I shared my basic Pumpkin Bread recipe that you can make with or without apples, so I thought I'd share this one. My love of cream cheese is no secret and this bread makes a fabulous use of it. I love the creaminess that the cream cheese adds to this bread.
 Cream Cheese Pumpkin Bread with Streusel Topping
For the bread:
2 1/2  cups sugar
1  package (8 ounces) cream cheese, softened
1/2  cup (1 stick) butter, softened
4  eggs
1 can (15 ounce) pumpkin, not pie filling
3 1/2  cups flour
2  teaspoons baking soda
1/2  teaspoon baking powder
1  teaspoon salt
1  teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
1  cup chopped pecans

For the Streusel Topping:
1/4  cup butter, melted
1/2  cup brown sugar, packed
1/4  cup oatmeal
1/4  cup flour
1  teaspoon cinnamon

Preheat oven to 350 degrees and grease two 9 x 5 inch loaf pans. In the bowl of a mixer, cream together the sugar, cream cheese and butter. Add the eggs and pumpkin, mix well. In a medium bowl, combine the flour, baking soda, baking powder, salt and pumpkin pie spice. Stir and gradually add into your wet ingredients. Stir in the pecans. Pour the batter into the pans.

In a small bowl combine the streusel ingredients and mix. Evenly divide and sprinkle over the two loaves. 

Bake for about 60 minutes until a toothpick inserted in loaf, comes out clean.



Linked to the following parties:
Chocolate, Chocolate and More Chocolate Thursdays Treasures
Miz Helen's Country Cottage Full Plate Thursday
Walking on Sunshine Foodie Friends Friday
Six Sisters' Stuff Strut Your Stuff Saturday Party
Gooseberry Patch Your Pick of the Pumpkins
Lemon Sugar Fall Roundup


  1. Absolutely beautiful & mouth-watering! I am a huge fan of cream cheese makes everything better. Thanks for sharing this lovely recipe. Pinning!

  2. I think we should put streusel on everything! Streusel on pumpkin bread is yummo!

  3. This sounds wonderful. Great photo too! Thanks for sharing on Foodie Friends Friday. Please come back Sunday and vote!

  4. This looks really good. I love making bread recipes. Thanks for posting!

  5. Bread is one of my favorite things to make in the fall. Thanks for this recipe, I'm excited to try it! I would love to have you come share your great ideas at the link party at 'Or so she says...', happening right now. Hope to see you there!

  6. Great Pumpkin Bread, I love the combination of flavor, just perfect for fall. Hope you have a great week and thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

  7. I bet this tastes delicious. I really love this type of recipe.

    I wanted to invite you to Wonderful Food Wednesday at At Home Take 2... love it if you could link up 2-3 recipes. Hope to see you there.

    Jessica @ At Home Take 2... Check out our Wonderful Food Wednesday


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