Pumpkin Bread with Streusel Topping

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This is an excellent sweet bread that is sure to make the holidays extra festive!! Try it with the streusel crumb topping, you won’t be disappointed!


  • 3 cups of sugar
  • 3⅓ cups flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • ½ tablespoons baking powder
  • 1½ teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • ¼ cup chopped walnuts (optional)
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 can pumpkin (15 Oz.)
  • ½ cup oil
  • ½ cup applesauce
  • 1 cup water


Sift and combine dry ingredients together in a large mixing bowl.

In another bowl, combine wet ingredients then add to the dry ingredients, don’t over mix, it should be a little lumpy.

Grease 3 9×4 pans and pour equal amounts of the batter into the pan.

Bake at 350 degrees for 45 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.

Cool for at least 5 minutes before serving.

Extra Moist Bread Trick: After cooling for 5 minutes, individually roll the loaves in a sheet of foil and let cool the rest of the way.


Streusel Topping: In a small bowl combine ¼ cup packed brown sugar and 3 tablespoons of all-purpose flour. Using a pastry blender, cut in 2 tablespoons of butter until the mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Stir in ⅓ cup chopped walnuts (optional). Note: If you don’t have any applesauce on hand just double the oil to 1 cup. It just adds a nice depth of flavor.


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