Pumpkin Bread with Oatmeal Streusel Topping

As a kid I remember thinking how disgusting it was to eat anything made from pumpkin innards. No, I did not like pumpkin pie … I’ve never been much of a pie fan but I do love pumpkin pie now as an adult. I also love Starbucks’ Pumpkin Spice Latte, Pumpkin Ravioli, and the list goes on. There are a lot of foods I disliked as a kid that I enjoy immensely as an adult. And stuff made with pumpkin innards is one of ’em. Today I’m sharing a recipe for Pumpkin Bread with Oatmeal Streusel Topping that I found over at Tasty Kitchen. (Recipe at end of post.)

Pumpkin Bread with Streusel Topping via Town and Country LivingRecipes for pumpkin bread are not in short supply so how do you choose one?

The main thing I look for in a recipe is the use of fresh foods as near to their original state as possible.

So with pumpkin bread, I’m looking for a recipe that uses a real pumpkin as opposed to canned puree.


Making pumpkin bread with oatmeal streusel topping via Town and Country LivingUsing small pie pumpkins, cut the stems off, cut the pumpkin in half, and scrape out the seeds.

Place the pumpkins cut side down on a parchment paper-lined baking sheet.

Bake at 350 degrees for one hour. Once the pumpkins cool, scrape the soft pulp from the shell and mash.

It’s that easy to make your own pumpkin puree and you can definitely taste the difference!


Oatmeal streusel topped pumpkin bread via Town and Country LivingPumpkin Bread with Oatmeal Streusel Topping has a wonderfully tasty crumb topping.

Flaxseed is included in the streusel topping, providing healthy benefits!

Flaxseed has omega-3 essential fatty acids and is thought to fight cancer, diabetes, stroke, and heart disease!


Pumpkin bread with oatmeal and flaxseed via Town and Country LivingThe streusel topping also has oatmeal, which provides numerous health benefits!

Oatmeal lowers bad cholesterol, lowers blood pressure, improves the immune system, and so much more!


Pumpkin Bread with Oatmeal Streusel Topping via Town and Country LivingAre you ready to enjoy a slice with me?

This recipe makes 2 loaves and we ate both within days!

Pumpkin Bread with Oatmeal Streusel Topping

¾ c. softened butter
¾ c. sugar
¾ c. dark brown sugar
1 t. vanilla
4 whole eggs
2-½ c. pumpkin puree
3 c. all-purpose flour
3 t. baking powder
¾ t. baking soda
1 t. salt
1-½ t. cinnamon
¼ t. ground ginger
¼ t. allspice
¼ t. nutmeg
⅛ t. cardamom
½ c. buttermilk

Oatmeal Streusel Topping
¼ c. softened butter
½ c. brown sugar
¼ c. oatmeal
¼ c. all-purpose flour
1 t. cinnamon
3 T. ground flax seed
¼ c. chopped pecans

Preheat oven to 350º F. Grease and flour the bottom of two 8″ loaf pans.
In one bowl, mix butter, sugar and brown sugar together until creamy. Stir in the vanilla and eggs, blending well. Add your pumpkin puree.
In a second bowl, mix together the flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, ground ginger, allspice, nutmeg and cardamom. Add half of the flour mix to the pumpkin mixture; thoroughly blend. Then pour in the buttermilk and mix. Add the rest of the flour mixture and stir until smooth. Pour the batter evenly into the two prepared 8″ pans.

Using a fork, mix all the topping indredients together until combine – the topping will be crumbly. Sprinkle the topping over the two pans of batter. Bake at 350º F for 70-80 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Allow to cool slightly before removing bread from pans and/or slicing.

One more thing before you go! This week I’m part of a Fall Tablescape Tour from November 11-14.  I’m sharing a unique twist on a Fall Tablescape on Thursday so be sure to stop back for it! In the meantime, visit the other bloggers’ tablescapes this week. Schedule is below …

Fall Tablescape Tour via Town and Country Living

Fall Tablescape Tour Schedule:

Monday, November 11
Marty’s Musings
Celebrating Everyday Life With Jennifer Carroll
On Sutton Place
Making Lemonade

Tuesday, November 12
Worthing Court
Home Is Where The Boat Is
Back Porch Musings
Stone Gable
Kirb Appeal

Wednesday, November 13
The Everyday Home
At The Picket Fence
Between Naps On The Porch
Craftberry Bush
Cedar Hill Farmhouse

Thursday, November 14
The Lilypad Cottage
Atta Girl Says
All Things Heart And Home
Top This Top That
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  1. The pumpkin bread looks really good. I didn’t care much for pumpkin as a child either, but I love it now, too. I have found that to be the case with a lot of foods. Funny how that happens.

  2. I would love this. Thanks so much for the reccipe. I would love to have you link up to my ongoing Inspire Me party – – -http://www.astrollthrulife.net/2013/11/190th-inspire-me-tuesday.html – – Plus we are having a Holiday Baking Party on the 20th. I would love to see you there too. Hugs, Marty