Pumpkin Bread with crumb topping

First I want to thank you all for your Tooth Fairy help. I think I am shooting for $2 a tooth. Fair enough I think.

Second, a HUGE thank you to Jennifer at The Speedy Gourmet. She wanted to see if I had a “button on my blog” so she could put it up on her blog. When I told her I had no clue how to get one of those fancy buttons, she did it for me!!! How nice is that!?? Since my logo is a bit long, it got squeezed in translation. However a button is a button and it is awesome that Jennifer took the time to do it for me!
So if it were dying to have one of my buttons for your blog, well here ya have it! But don’t go steeling my logo for your personal use..it is currently being Trademarked!! πŸ™‚ My Lawyer will hunt you down! LOL LOL LOL

Now on to the yum.
Don’t you just love when you are craving something, then throw it together and it works wonderfully?
I made this pumpkin bread a few months ago (you have no clue how behind I am on posting).
I must say, it was perfect. Well anything with a crumb topping is perfect if you ask me.
This bread is super duper moist, sweet but not too sweet and ultra comforting. I took my banana bread recipe and mixed it up a bit. Sure you could roast your own pumpkin and puree it. But when I made this bread, it was not pumpkin season and there were no pumpkins to be had.

Printable Recipe
Makes 2 loafs
1/2 cup butter, softened
1/2 cup white sugar
1/2 cup light brown sugar
1/2 tablespoon vanilla
3 eggs
1 can(15 oz) Libby’s 100% Pure Pumpkin(not pumpkin pie filling)
2 cups flour
1 teaspoon salt
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 tablespoon pumpkin pie spice
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1/3 cup buttermilk
1/2 to 1 cup toasted walnuts, chopped
Preheat the oven to 350.
Lightly grease TWO 8 x 3 3/4 x 2 pans (those disposable foil ones at the store)
Cream together butter and sugars until light and fluffy.
Add the vanilla
Add the eggs, one at a time.
In a separate bowl, whisk together the flour,salt,baking powder,pumpkin pie spice and cinnamon.
Add the dry ingredients to the wet, alternating with the buttermilk, starting and ending with the flour.
Fold in the pumpkin and toasted walnuts.
Equally pour into the pans and top with crumb mixture (recipe below).
Bake for 50-60 minutes, until toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.


1/4 cup white sugar
1/4 cup brown sugar
1/3 cup ap flour
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/4 cup cold butter, cubed
1/2 cup oatmeal (1 package of instant oatmeal)
1/2 cup walnuts

In a medium bowl, combine 1st five ingredients with a pastry blender or 2 forks, so it resembles, well “crumbles”.
Mix in oatmeal and walnuts


  1. 1

    This looks fabulous! I just made pumpkin bars with cinnamon cream cheese frosting…yum!!!

  2. 2

    Love this one! The topping sold me!

  3. 3

    This looks so yummy! For the can of pure pumpkin, is it the small can or the big one? (sorry I can't remember how many oz each of them are)
    I can't wait to make this bread!

  4. 4
    Jennifer-Eighty MPH Mom says:

    Oh Yummm – I absolutely love pumpkin goodies and these I will just have to try. Thank you so much for this great recipe!

  5. 5
    Troy and Rachel says:

    So glad you finally have a button I can add to my blog. I love all your recipes and will be making this pumpkin bread as soon as my husband comes home from the Middle East. Thanks for sharing, he'll love it!

  6. 6

    WOW! This is yummy. Thanks for sharing πŸ™‚

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    β™₯peachkinsβ™₯ says:

    I haven't tried pumpkin bread. I bet its delicious..

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    ***Holly*** says:

    Fall is in the air here and I've been craving pumpkin lately. This looks delicious! πŸ™‚

  9. 9

    Yep, I could just eat a bowl full of that crumb topping! YUMMMMM! The bread does look super moist and now I'm really getting into the fall baking mood! Sigh. Bye bye summer.

  10. 10

    Love, love, love pumpkin, oh and the fall, too.

  11. 11

    Wahoo, pumpkin goodness!!

  12. 12
    pigpigscorner says:

    This looks and sounds amazing! The bread looks really moist!

  13. 13

    Hiya Les!!! I LOVE LOVE LOVE pumpkin and YOUR Bread is a KEEPER.. thanks! I am going to make this.. I have all the fixins!!! All your stuff is Deelish

    I love Speedy/ Jennifer Eighty MPH Mom.. One day we were skyping and I told her about you and brought her over here.. we laughed like maniacs at your Beef post..
    Cut off it's horns, Wipe it's A** and slap it on the plate….

    Speedy has a Heart of Gold and YOUR Button looks FABU!!!
    I'm gonna steal it now and put it on my sidebar!!!
    The other Les

  14. 14

    Is it pumpkin season already? I know it's PB&J season. Man this looks to die for.
    And I'm sending over the 'spell-check fairy' for you.

  15. 15
    Me and My Pink Mixer says:

    Love this recipe! I love pumpkin, but have never made pumpkin bread. Trying this one soon – thanks!

  16. 16

    Yum, I gotta try this.

  17. 17

    The topping sounds heavenly! You would have to remove the loaf from my hands. It would get ugly.

  18. 18

    Pumpkin bread is the best but your crumb topping makes it even better! I sure wish I had a slice or two for breakfast.

  19. 19

    is it time to break out the pumpkin recipes already? nooooo! well, if it has to be done, this is a fine way to get the party started. πŸ™‚

  20. 20

    TIGHTWAD!! When the tooth comes out he's spending the night at my house!!

    The neighbor…

  21. 21

    This is why I love this time of year.

  22. 22

    Bring on the fall recipes!!!! Yum, fantastic crumb topping. Trademarked? Too cool! πŸ™‚

  23. 23

    I love the thick crumb topping you piled on top – it looks fabulous! I'm so craving pumpkin bread now!

  24. 24
    Brittany (He Cooks She Cooks) says:

    I love everything involving pumpkin. But the crumb topping, that's a new idea and I totally dig it!

  25. 25
    Jen @ My Kitchen Addiction says:

    I love pumpkin bread… I want some of this right now… or perhaps for breakfast tomorrow. Maybe both?

  26. 26
    Cate O'Malley says:

    Looks like a delicious Fall recipe … bookmarking…

  27. 27

    I think you're anticipation for autumn is about as strong as mine.

    And the pumpkin bread with the crumbly topping is perfect for the Fall season, which, if you get in your car and turn the corner, is right there.

  28. 28

    My husband loves everything pumpkin and this looks AWESOME!!! Great recipe…Thanks for sharing

  29. 29

    bring on the pumpkin! i love this time of year!

  30. 30

    I just stumbled across your blog!! So cute and that bread looks amazing! I love anything pumpkin.

  31. 31

    Love this bread.. love to bake with pumpkin! Crumb topping , I am trying this one. Will be grabbing your darling button, my friend!

  32. 32

    Hi Leslie,
    Just popped in while checking links for Milton Hershey's Birthday tomorrow. I'm going to use the blog post where I borrowed your adorable Marshmallow Snowmen.

    How sweet of your pal to make you a button. I'm going to try my hand at it someday:) I for one am delighted to "grab" it. I really should drop by more often, your Pumpkin Bread & Topping speaks to the welcoming of autumn.

    Thank you so much for sharing…

  33. 33

    Mmmm… yes please. Great recipe, and great blog too! Just discovered you and will definitely be coming back.

  34. 34
    Mommy's Kitchen says:

    I have a great pumpkin bread recipe. I have never tried it with a crumb topping though. Perfect for my fall goodie baskets.

  35. 35

    Libby's pumpkin is Β£5 a can (about $8!) over here, so I think I will be roasting my own!

  36. 36
    southern Grace Gourmet says:

    Looks very delicious, I love the crumb topping! That reminds me I want to do a button too, on my to do list. Congrats on yours, very cute!

  37. 37

    Pumpkin bread is my absolute favorite quick bread and this one looks exceptionally moist:) Plus, you can't go wrong with a crumb topping-YUM! Thanks for sharing!

  38. 38

    ive never tried bread with pumpkin. i shud try this some time sooner.. sound fabulous πŸ™‚

  39. 39

    Oh my, so autumn-y and yummy. Love that crumb topping! Bookmarking!

  40. 40

    Looks great and love the blog button. I just got one too and had no idea what it was so don't feel alone!

  41. 41

    Awesome looking bread! I think we all have pumpkin on the brain, I just made pumpkin muffins!

  42. 42
    Chef Fresco says:

    Yum! That topping looks delicious!

  43. 43
    Little Miss Baker says:

    This sounds totally delicious. Yummy! AND I wanted to thank you for stopping by Pink Sugar to knock some sense into me πŸ™‚ Your kind words and advice reallly mean a lot to me and I am so thankful to have you as a blogging friend. Thanks again and talk soon! Have a blessed week. xoxo

  44. 44

    Sounds superb Leslie! I am so tempted by it!

  45. 45
    Rosa's Yummy Yums says:

    That is something I adore! Your bread looks fantastic!



  46. 46

    Just stumbled upon your blog..LOVE pumpkin things so I cannot WAIT to make this!! Can't wait to read more! πŸ™‚

  47. 47

    This bread looks so delicious! Anything is better with a crumb topping! I'm making two pumpkin bread recipes this week – can't wait!

  48. 48

    AND I am officially making this recipe this weekend. Looks delicious!

  49. 49

    This look so yummy!! I could use this recipe to cheat on my husband!!! lol oh you dirty mind I mean, he hates veggies you know hehehe!!

    ps, the button thing is nice gonna get some too !!thanks

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    TheFitnessFreak says:

    I LOVE pumpkin so this is exactly what I was looking for! Thank you!!!

  51. 51

    I'm crazy about pumpkin bread. Mine has dates in it….think I will add a crumb topping to mine. It looks wonderful!

  52. 52

    I love pumpkin bread. I actually just bought a can of pumpkin for some pumpkin muffins. The topping looks incredible!

  53. 53
    The Food Hunter says:

    I love pumpkin bread. I'll be making this one soon.

  54. 54

    Your pumpkin bread sounds delicious!

  55. 55

    So trying this too, could eat it right now! How nice is that for her to make you a button!? I'm amazed, what a nice person.

  56. 56

    I made this with a Costco size can of pumpkin … it came out more like pumpkin bars than pumpkin bread but was still delicious! I'll do it correctly next time!

  57. 57

    Hi, do you write all your own recipes and take your own photos?

  58. 58

    **** Anonymous ****
    Yes I do take all of my own photos. And unless otherwise credited I write my own recipes.
    Thanks for stopping by!

  59. 59

    Loving the addition of the crumb topping. Everything is better with crumbs on top!

  60. 60

    Wow awesome looking cookies! It reminds me of my childhood and how my mother use to make sugar cookies for Christmas. Thanks for the memories.


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    Stacy Ellison says:

    I know you posted this forever ago, but I just ran acrossed it. It looks delicious. Do you know if you can make muffins out of this recipe?

  62. 62


    Thank you for your question.
    I have not made them into cupcakes yet. But I am sure they would be just delicious. Just adjust the baking time..I would say about 25-30 minutes..Just test with a toothpick.

  63. 63

    I was doing a google search for pumpkin bread and your recipe looked like the winner. I tried it last weekend and it was delicious! I posted a link to it on my blog a few days ago: http://forsuchatimeasnow.blogspot.com/2010/09/pumpkin-bread-with-crumb-topping.html

  64. 64

    Absolutely a must do!! Look divinely delicious!! Thanks for sharing the recipe, hopefully my bread will come out as delicious as yours looks.

  65. 65

    looks so good, I can almost smell the yumminess….and I love the crumb topping!

  66. 66

    Love it! It is time to get to baking with pumpkin, one of my favorite things about fall.

  67. 67

    This is right up my alley. Wish I had time to bake one today!

  68. 68

    A slice of this would easily satisfy my fall-flavor cravings. Okay, let’s make it two slices.

  69. 69

    Oh my does this ever look yummy! I love the bright orange color of the bread and that crumb topping? nom nom nom!

  70. 70

    Love the pumpkin bread & the new button! Have you joined us at Project Lunch Box yet? This post would be a great link up http://su.pr/221xT1

  71. 71

    Crumb topping is one of my all time favorite things. This looks perfect!!

  72. 72

    Thank you for this lovely and amazingly tasty bread – I made it in a cake form πŸ™‚
    I had to share it with my friends, hope you don’t mind. I’ve translate it and posted it here : http://www.coolinarika.com/preview/recept/spiced-pumpkin-cake-with-crumble-topping/
    Of course, I mentioned where I took it from!
    Best wishes from Serbia!
    Radmila πŸ™‚


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