Pumpkin Bread & Brown Butter Cream Cheese Frosting Recipe


    In this recipe, I’ll guide you through the steps to create a delicious loaf of Pumpkin Bread from scratch. We’ll use fresh or canned pumpkin puree, aromatic spices, and a few basic ingredients to make a moist and tender bread that’s bursting with flavor.

    So, let’s roll up our sleeves, preheat that oven, and get ready to bake a batch of Pumpkin Bread that will fill your home with the wonderful scents of cinnamon, nutmeg, and cloves. Your taste buds are in for a treat!


    • 2 eggs
    • ½ cup canola oil
    • 1 cup brown sugar
    • ¼ cup plain yogurt
    • 1 cup pumpkin puree
    • 1 tsp vanilla extract


    ⅓ cup softened cream cheese
    ¼ cup brown butter (cooled)
    1 cup pwd sugar
    1 tbsp heavy cream
    1 tbsp pumpkin spice
    1 tsp vanilla
    Pinch of salt

    Additional tips:

    Q5: Can I make the Brown Butter Cream Cheese Frosting ahead of time?

    A5: Yes, you can prepare the Brown Butter Cream Cheese Frosting in advance. Store it in the refrigerator in an airtight container for up to a week. Before using it, let it come to room temperature and give it a good stir to restore its creamy consistency.

    Q6: Can I skip the frosting or use a different topping for the Pumpkin Bread?

    A6: Absolutely! While the Brown Butter Cream Cheese Frosting is a delicious complement to the Pumpkin Bread, you can skip it if you prefer a less sweet option. Alternatively, you can dust the bread with powdered sugar, drizzle it with a simple glaze, or serve it plain with a pat of butter.

    Q7: Can I add nuts or chocolate chips to the Pumpkin Bread batter?

    A7: Yes, you can customize your Pumpkin Bread by adding chopped nuts (such as walnuts or pecans) or chocolate chips to the batter. Just fold them in gently before pouring the batter into the loaf pan. These additions can add extra texture and flavor to your bread.

    Q8: How do I know when the Pumpkin Bread is done baking?

    A8: Use the toothpick test to check for doneness. Insert a toothpick into the center of the bread; if it comes out clean or with a few moist crumbs, the bread is done. If it has wet batter clinging to it, the bread needs more time in the oven. Be sure to follow the recommended baking time in the recipe as a general guideline.

    Enjoy baking your Pumpkin Bread with Brown Butter Cream Cheese Frosting and savoring the delightful flavors of fall!