Sometimes you have leftover pumpkin sitting in your fridge from all those fall pumpkin recipes. No pumpkin must be wasted! This is a quick bread that is simple & fast to throw together & bake in the oven warming your house & creating a yummy spiced aroma to fill your kitchen.

It uses only 1 cup of pumpkin so if you need a recipe that doesn’t call for 1 can of pumpkin, this will help you out. I also really like the glaze atop this pumpkin loaf. It really brings together the pumpkin with the spices. I totally eat this like it’s a slice of cake using my fork & savor every bite. It’s so yummy!

Spiced Pumpkin Loaf with Cinnamon Brown Sugar Glaze

Spiced Pumpkin Loaf with Cinnamon Brown Sugar Glaze



  • 1 3/4 cup flour
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 Tbsp Pumpkin Pie Spice
  • 4 Tbsp butter (NOT margarine)
  • 1/4 cup canola oil
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup pumpkin puree
  • 2 eggs
  • 2/3 cup water

Cinnamon Brown Sugar Glaze:

  • 1 Tbsp butter
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 2 Tbsp milk
  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar
  • Dashes Cinnamon


  1. Combine flour, salt, baking soda, baking powder, & pumpkin pie spice in a bowl.
  2. In a stand mixer, beat butter, oil, & sugar until light & fluffy. Scrape bowl Add pumpkin puree & 2 eggs. Blend until combined.
  3. Slowly add flour mixture. Scrape bowl. Add ⅔ cup water until just incorporated.
  4. Grease a 9-inch bread pan lined with parchment on the bottom, & pour mixture inside. Bake at 350*F for roughly 1 hour until done in the center. Allow to cool in pan on a rack.
  5. Prepare glaze by melting butter, brown sugar & milk in a bowl in the microwave for 30 seconds (cover bowl, in case it splatters.) Once butter is melted, whisk until sugar dissolves. Add ½ cup powered sugar & cinnamon to taste & allow to cool to room temperature. Pour glaze over pumpkin loaf once it has cooled down a bit.
  6. Remove bread from pan once the glaze has solidified & the bread is completely cool. Peel off parchment paper from the bottom. Slice & serve.
Recipe altered from Epicurious