This recipe makes THE PERFECT pumpkin bread. I made it into 3-mini loaves as a thank you to the hosts of the Seattle WLS Meetup earlier this month and it was a huge hit.
Not to mention the pumpkin banana muffins, too… that’ll be another post, I promise!
You can feel free to use flavoured cream cheese in the topping if you want, but plain works just as well! You can also adjust the cooking time to make one big loaf, too.. just keep an eye on it!
Are you ready? Let’s go!
Pumpkin Cream Cheese Bread
By adjusting the cooking time, you can make 3 mini-loaves, or one big loaf! This bread has the perfect amount of sugar and spice to bring happiness to any holiday event, regardless of the weather outside.
- 1/4 cup brown sugar (or coconut sugar) (lightly packed)
- 2 large eggs
- 3/4 cup pumpkin purree (not pumpkin pie filling)
- 2 Tbsp coconut oil (melted)
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 1 1/4 cup whole wheat flour
- 1 1/4 tsp baking powder
- 1/4 tsp baking soda
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 1 1/2 tsp pumpkin pie spice
- 8 oz cream cheese (flavoured is ok, just not whipped) (room temperature)
- 1 large egg (lightly beaten)
- 1/4 cup powdered sugar
- 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
Preheat your oven to 350F and grease either 3 mini loaf pans or one regular sized loaf pan. Make the cheese batter first by mixing all ingredients with an electric mixer until smooth; set aside.
To make the pumpkin batter, cream together the brown sugar and eggs with electric mixer until fluffy.
Fold in the pumpkin puree, coconut oil, and vanilla; mix until smooth.
In a separate bowl, mix together the flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt and pumpkin spice; then slowly add it to the wet ingredients; careful not to overmix.
Divide the pumpkin mixture between the three mini loaves or pour into one regular size and top with the cream cheese batter. Mini loaves take 35-40 minutes while the large loaf takes 45-50 minutes or until a toothpick inserted inside comes out clean. Watch them carefully! You want the edges to be brown, but not burned.
These would make perfect host gifts if you’re going to a Thanksgiving gathering this year!
Sorry it took so long to post, I’ve been busy… and lazy; simultaneously. As always… Thanks for sticking around!