Glazed Pumpkin Pecan Streusel Loaf

Glazed Pumpkin Pecan Streusel Loaf. A perfect cross between a cake and bread, with all the Fall flavor and a heavy drizzle of glazed, nutty goodness! #pumpkinspice #fall

Pumpkin season is hereeeeee….

I never really liked pumpkin anything.  Really, I wasn’t fond of it and I though it had a weird flavor.  If I’m honest, I still don’t like pumpkin pie…unless it’s my half cheesecake, half pumpkin pie combination.  It’s a wonderful, wonderful thing.  A couple years back, we spent a weekend in Mt. Dora, Florida and we were at a bed and breakfast.  The gentleman cooking up our breakfast served us pumpkin bread with our coffee.

I was so hesitant.  Mind you, this guy served us a breakfast of scrambled eggs with anchovies (can you say GROSS…I really don’t like anchovies!).  Coffee was black, and although I’m used to it like that now, back then I liked it loaded with cream and sugar.  It was just an awful breakfast for me altogether.  So when he rolled out the pumpkin bread all I could think was, “wonderful, pumpkin stuff.  Just the cherry on top to this *splendid* breakfast…” while mentally rolling my eyes.  I was dying to head out and eat a real breakfast on the road.

Well, he sliced it up and left the loaf in front of us.  Mikey kept saying that we have to at least eat some of it.  I would be rude not to.  So reluctantly, I put a slice on my plate and used a spoon to take a veryyyy small bite.  I basically closed my eyes and popped it in my mouth anddddd….

Lo and behold….

I LOVED it! It was so good! The flavor was amazing and I loved that it was more like a bread instead of a cake.  So yummy! That redeemed the breakfast.  I ate a few slices with water and filled up quickly. hahaha Good memories!I wondered…can I make a loaf at home?

Glazed Pumpkin Pecan Streusel Loaf. A perfect cross between a cake and bread, with all the Fall flavor and a heavy drizzle of glazed, nutty goodness! #pumpkinspice #fall

And that’s how my Glazed Pumpkin Pecan Streusel Loaf was born.

I absolutely love this loaf.  It is similar to the texture of a Starbucks lemon loaf…but so much tastier!  It is sweet and dense with a thick glaze over the top.  I wanted this glaze to be really thick and harden up so instead of making a watered down version, I added lots of sugar.  It was as thick as caramel…which would probably also taste amazing on this!

It really is very easy to assemble and so yummy. I had also bought some mini spring form pans that I wanted to try out and I used it for this recipe.  They looked like little birthday cakes! Unfortunately, we ate them before I could get pictures…

The streusel topping makes a big batch and you might not use it all.  But my suggestion is to load it up.  Place a first layer over the batter and pat it into the batter.  Then add some more on top of that! You could also do a layer of streusel in the middle of the batter.  That might be tasty as well!

Glazed Pumpkin Pecan Streusel Loaf. A perfect cross between a cake and bread, with all the Fall flavor and a heavy drizzle of glazed, nutty goodness! #pumpkinspice #fall

If you make this delicious Glazed Pumpkin Pecan Streusel Loaf, be sure to tag me on Instagram! I’d love to see :) #toeatdrinkandbemarried

Glazed Pumpkin Pecan Streusel Loaf. A perfect cross between a cake and bread, with all the Fall flavor and a heavy drizzle of glazed, nutty goodness! #pumpkinspice #fall

Glazed Pumpkin Pecan Streusel Loaf

Sophia Inza
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 50 minutes
Total Time 1 hour
Course Dessert
Servings 1 loaf


For the loaf:

  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 2 large egg whites
  • 1 1/2 cups pumpkin puree not pumpkin pie filling
  • 2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
  • 1 1/4 cups all purpose flour
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 tsp. all spice
  • 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt

For the Streusel Topping:

  • 1/2 cup white sugar
  • 1/4 cup butter cut into pieces (or you can use 1/4 cup canola oil)
  • 1/2 cup all purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/4 cup chopped pecans

For the Glaze:

  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 1-2 teaspoons milk (more or less depending on the consistency you're looking for.


  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees and grease a 9x5 inch loaf pan with cooking spray or butter.
  • For the streusel, combine the sugar, flour and cinnamon.  Cut in the butter.  Then stir in the pecans.  Set aside.
  • For the loaf: Place the oil, egg whites, pumpkin puree and vanilla extract in a bowl and beat with an electric mixer until it begins to thicken.  In a separate bowl, whisk all the dry ingredients until combined. Add the dry ingredients to the wet and mix until just combined.
  • Pour the batter into prepared loaf pan.  Take a handful of streusel and press it lightly into the loaf.  Then add more on top. Bake for 45-50 minutes or until a toothpick inserted comes out clean.
  • Cool on a wire rack for 10 minutes, then carefully remove from pan (be careful not to lose all the streusel from the top!).  Allow it to cool for 30 minutes.
  • For the glaze: combine sugar and milk until it is your desired consistency.  Drizzle over the loaf (or pour, I won't tell! haha)


Tip: For a more flavorful glaze, add a drop of vanilla!

Looking for more Fall recipes?

Fall Harvest Apple Bread is the perfect treat for a chilly evening. Serve on Thanksgiving with family or as a baked goods gift!Fall Harvest Autumn Loaf


Pancakes with autumn apple topping is the perfect breakfast for fall! Sweet, light an airy, no need for syrup on these!

Apple Topped Pancakes

21 thoughts on “Glazed Pumpkin Pecan Streusel Loaf”

  1. This looks delicious! I love anything with a streusel topping and am a big fan of pumpkin recipes. Pinning this for later!

  2. Jen @ Jenron Designs

    Oh yeah you had me a streusel, that is my cup of tea for a loaf or cake. Yum perfect recipe for this time of year can’t wait to try it out.

  3. Sara |

    This sounds and looks so incredibly interesting! I’ll definitely be tweaking your recipe to create a gluten free, refined sugar free version. You had me a pumpkin hehe. Thanks for sharing!

  4. OMG I am definitely making this! I love pumpkin everything! Last year was my first attempt of making pumpkin pies and hubby loved it so much! Can’t wait to surprise him with this recipe! Thanks for sharing it!

  5. I literally just turned to my husband and said “how good does that look?!” We both salivated for a couple of minutes.

  6. No Compass Necessary

    What another great fall recipe! Sounds so good. We’re having out-of-towners soon, I’d love to make this for them!

  7. I can’t wait to try out this recipe on a fall morning, with a pumpkin spice latte… The struesel topping is gorgeous!

  8. travelandhikewithpcos

    Vow this looks delicious and easy to make. Pumpkins and Falls are near. Will surely try making this once I get all ingredients.

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