Pumpkin Bread with Cream Cheese & Streusel

Pumpkin is a great seasonal quick bread, and this one steps things up a notch by topping with a crunchy pecan streusel and filling with sweetened cream cheese. Say hello to the ultimate fall treat.

Pumpkin Bread with Cream Cheese & Streusel

These pumpkin cream cheese bread were made for the perfect first bite, with a crumbly streusel topping with a melted
Prep Time25 mins
Cook Time1 hr 5 mins
Cooling30 mins
Total Time2 hrs
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Cream Cheese, Fall, Pumpkin Cream Cheese Bread, Streusel, Thanksgiving dessert
Servings: 8
Calories: 396kcal


  • Measuring Cups/Spoons Set
  • Glass Liquid Measuring Cups
  • 9 x 5-inch Loaf Pan
  • Glass Nesting Bowls
  • 9" Wire Whisk
  • KitchenAid 7-Speed Digital Hand Mixer
  • Rubbermaid High-Heat Scraper



  • ¼ cup All-purpose flour
  • ¼ cup Chopped pecans, toasted
  • 3 tbsp. Brown sugar
  • ½ tsp. Ground cinnamon
  • 2 tbsp. Unsalted butter


  • 4 oz. Cream cheese, softened
  • 2 tbsp. Granulated sugar
  • 1 Egg yolk
  • 1 tsp. Pure vanilla extract


  • 1 cup Pumpkin purée
  • 1 cup Granulated sugar
  • ½ cup Vegetable oil
  • 1 Egg


  • 1 ⅓ cups All-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp. Baking powder
  • ½ tsp. Baking soda
  • ½ tsp. Table salt
  • ½ tsp. Ground cinnamon
  • tsp. Ground nutmeg
  • tsp. Ginger
  • Pinch of ground cloves


  • Preheat oven to 350° with rack in bottom third. Coat a 9×5×3-inch cast-iron loaf pan with nonstick spray.

The Streusel

  • Combine flour, pecans, brown sugar, and cinnamon; cut in butter until crumbly.

The Filling

  • Beat together cream cheese, sugar, egg yolk, and vanilla in a bowl with a mixer until smooth.

The Bread

  • Whisk together pumpkin purée, sugar, oil, and egg in a bowl until smooth.
  • Whisk together flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger, and cloves in a separate bowl; whisk into pumpkin mixture just until combined.
  • Spread half the batter in the bottom of prepared pan. Gently spread cream cheese mixture over pumpkin batter. Pour remaining batter over filling, carefully spreading to cover. Top batter with streusel.
  • Bake bread until top is cracked and a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean, 60–65 minutes. Transfer bread to a rack, cool in pan 15 minutes, then turn out to cool completely


Per serving, Calories: 396

Nutrition Facts

1 servings per container

  • Amount Per ServingCalories396
  • % Daily Value *
  • Total Fat 25g 39%
    • Saturated Fat 7g 35%
  • Cholesterol 46mg 16%
  • Sodium 349mg 15%
  • Total Carbohydrate 42g 15%
    • Protein 5g 10%

      * The % Daily Value tells you how much a nutrient in a serving of food contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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      Written by Lisa Yarde

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