Pumpkin bread view from the top

Pumpkin Bread with Pecan Crumble

  • Author: Natalie
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 55-60 minutes
  • Total Time: 65-70 minutes
  • Yield: 8-10 peices
  • Category: Breakfast, Dessert
  • Method: Baking


This is my Grandmother’s Pumpkin Bread Recipe! I decided to add a Pecan Crumble to make it my own and it’s delicious. This bread stays fresh for up to 4 days and freezes beautifully! Make it ASAP, you will not regret it.


For the Bread:

  • 1/2 Cup Vegetable Oil
  • 1/2 Cup White Granulated Sugar
  • 1/2 Cup Brown Sugar
  • 2 Eggs
  • 1 Cup Pumpkin Puree
  • 1 + 1/2 Cups AP Flour
  • 1 Teaspoon Baking Powder
  • 1 Teaspoon Baking Soda
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Salt
  • 1 Teaspoon Pumpkin Pie Spice
  • 1 Teaspoon Cinnamon
  • Optional: 1/2 Cup Raisins or Chopped Pecans

For the Crumble:

  • 4 TBSP AP Flour
  • 2 TBSP Brown Sugar
  • 2 TBSP White Granulated Sugar
  • 3 TBSP Chopped Pecans
  • 2 TBSP Butter, melted
  • 1/2 Teaspoon ground Cinnamon


For the Bread:

  1. Preheat the oven to 325 degrees. Prepare a 9×5 loaf pan with a peice of parchment paper (overhanging on the 9inch sides), set aside.
  2. In a medium bowl, add the Flour, Baking Powder, Baking Soda, Salt, Pumpkin Pie Spice & Cinnamon. Whisk everything together and set aside.
  3. In either the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachement, a large mixing bowl with a hand mixer or a large mixing bowl with a whisk, add the vegetable oil and both sugars. Whisk everything together until combined.
  4. Add the eggs, mix until light and fluffy. Add the Pumpkin puree and mix again.
  5. To the pumpkin mixture, add the dry ingredients and mix until everything is well incorporated.
  6. If you are adding either Raisins or Pecans, add them now.
  7. Add the batter to the prepared pan, set aside.

For the Crumble:

  1. In a small bowl, add the butter and pop in the microwave for a few second to melt (you could also melt on the stovetop).
  2. Add the flour, brown sugar, white sugar and Cinnamon. Crumble with your fingers and spread on top of Pumpkin Bread Batter.
  3. Bake the bread in the preheated oven for 55-60 minutes.
  4. Let cool completely, slice and enjoy.


**Very important: Make sure when you buy Pumpkin Puree, you are not buying Pumpkin Pie Filling. They are not the same thing. Pumpkin Puree is exactly that, Pureed Pumpkin and that’s it. Pumpkin Pie filling has added sugar, spices and some other stuff.

Keywords: Pumpkin, Pumpkin Bread, Quick Bread