Pumpkin Butter Cinnamon Roll Bread. Better than your average cinnamon roll, this is SO DELICIOUS. It melts in your mouth. Doughy pumpkin bread made with pumpkin butter, sweetened with maple syrup, and swirled with a buttery cinnamon swirl. Then, if you prefer a sweet topping, drizzle the loaf with a classic cinnamon roll vanilla icing. This quick bread has the yummiest pumpkin spice flavor that’s heavy on the cinnamon. This bread is best when eaten warm, and trust me, everyone will love this soft cinnamon roll bread!
After a few days spent in the sun in LA, I’m craving fall weather and cozy fall baking. I’ve been enjoying traveling so much, but what I’m looking forward to is getting back into everything warm and cozy! Fall is the sweetest (literally), most special time of year. I’m thrilled to have this yummy fall pumpkin bread to share today.
It’s been two weeks since I last made this bread. At the time, my family was traveling so you know I’ll be baking this up again today. They’re going to love every sweet, pumpkiny bite.
The idea for the recipe came pretty simply. I love creating new pumpkin bread recipes each season. A couple of my all-time favorites are the cream cheese swirled pumpkin bread, and then, the chocolate chip pumpkin bread.
Both really are so delicious. I re-make them every single season. The chocolate bread is always a Thanksgiving dessert table staple.
The one thing I haven’t yet created is a basic pumpkin cinnamon bread. I thought about how delicious that could be. I knew didn’t want to mess with any yeast, I’ve been so into quick bread this year for that reason. So I decided to make a pumpkin cinnamon roll quick bread and it turned out insanely perfect. I was so pleased!
Here are details
Step 1: make the cinnamon swirl
This is a mix of brown sugar with butter, cinnamon, and then flour. Exactly what you’d roll a cinnamon roll up with, just minus the flour, which is used to give the swirl a bit of structure in the bread.
Step 2: make the bread
Of course, I wanted this bread to be a little more special than all the others out there. So I used spiced pumpkin butter, not pumpkin purèe. This IS KEY. Pumpkin butter is more reduced down than pumpkin purèe and contains less moisture.
You can use my homemade pumpkin butter. Or pick some up at Trader Joe’s (apparently Walmart carries it too – weird), Whole Foods, Amazon, or your usual grocery store. Though I am partial to my homemade. Just make sure your pumpkin butter is spiced for best flavor.
Mix the pumpkin butter with coconut oil, an egg, vanilla, maple syrup (or use honey), and milk (feel free to use whatever kind is in your fridge). Then mix in flour, pumpkin pie spice, baking powder, and salt.
Step 3: layer and swirl
Once you have the batter mixed, spoon half the batter into a bread pan, dollop some of the cinnamon swirl over the batter, then add the remaining batter.
Now dollop over all of the remaining cinnamon swirl. Then give the entire loaf one more swirl using a knife.
And then you bake. This quick bread will take about an hour in the oven. As the bread bakes the cinnamon melts into the sugar and butter, becoming nice and gooey. At the same time, the swirl on top starts to caramelize becoming just slightly crunchy.
DELICIOUS! Like your favorite cinnamon roll, but with pumpkin!
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Step 4: the icing
I suppose this is not needed, but it certainly is delicious, and I think it balances all the cinnamon in the bread
Milk, vanilla, and sugar, that’s all. It’s thick and creamy, with a good vanilla flavor, just the way we want it!
This pretty bread is soft and even more gooey in the center than your favorite cinnamon roll. The best kind of pumpkin bread!
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Pumpkin Butter Cinnamon Roll Bread
Servings: 9 1 loaf
Calories Per Serving: 429 kcal
Nutritional information is only an estimate. The accuracy of the nutritional information for any recipe on this site is not guaranteed.
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- 1. Preheat the oven to 350° F. Butter a (9×5 inch) bread pan.2. To make the cinnamon swirl. In a bowl, mix the butter, brown sugar, cinnamon, and flour. 3. Make the bread. In a large bowl, stir together the coconut oil, maple syrup (or honey), pumpkin butter, egg, vanilla, and milk until combined. Add the flour, pumpkin pie spice, baking powder, and salt. Mix until just combined. 4. Spoon half the batter into the prepared bread pan. Dollop 2/3 of the cinnamon swirl over the batter. Swirl using a paring knife. Evenly spoon the remaining batter over. Dollop on the remaining cinnamon swirl. Swirl one more time.5. Bake for 55-60 minutes, or until the center is just set. 6. Meanwhile, if desired, make the icing. Whisk all ingredients in a bowl. If needed, add milk to thin. Drizzle the bread with icing. Eat warm or let cool and store in an airtight container for up to 4 days. YUMMMM!