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Pumpkin Bread with Walnuts and Cream Cheese Frosting

A simple pumpkin nut bread recipe that makes a pumpkin loaf cake. It’s a simple pumpkin bread with walnuts topped with icing for pumpkin bread.

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The hubby loves all sweetbreads and this time of the year, he would feel cheated if he didn’t have a loaf of this Pumpkin Nut Bread.  We made this Pumpkin Bread with walnuts but you could use pecans, either way, is delicious. 

Last week we cut up and cooked all our pumpkins and jack o’ lanterns.   So now we have a freezer loaded with fresh pumpkin puree which is absolutely amazing.  It’s easy and so much better than the store bought pumpkin puree.   We have a couple easy ways to make the process easier.    And you can see how we cook our pumpkins right HERE   so you can also make the most of your pumpkins. 


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Now I have plenty of pumpkin puree for my pumpkin pies for Thanksgiving and Christmas and of course, for several loaves of this simple Pumpkin Bread and other holiday treats.  It’s is a simple pumpkin nut bread recipe made with pumpkin puree and pumpkin spice.    And we love a cream cheese frosting or icing for pumpkin bread, it kinda makes it a like a pumpkin loaf cake.   And we don’t hold back with the with this rich icing for pumpkin bread, we spread it on thick. 


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This Pumpkin Walnut Bread could be served with or without the frosting, either way, it is delicious with coffee, latte or rich hot tea.   But this Pumpkin Nut Bread is not overly sweet so it works well with the frosting. 


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5 from 2 votes

Pumpkin Bread with Cream Cheese Frosting

A simple pumpkin nut bread recipe that makes a pumpkin loaf cake. It’s a simple pumpkin bread with walnuts topped with icing for pumpkin bread.
Prep Time15 minutes
Cook Time1 hour
Total Time1 hour 15 minutes
Course: bread, Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: icing for pumpkin bread, Pumpkin bread with Cream Cheese Frosting, Pumpkin Bread with walnuts, pumpkin nut bread, Simple Pumpkin Bread, simple pumpkin nut bread recipe
Servings: 12
Calories: 401kcal
Author: Evelyn


Pumpkin Bread with Cream Cheese Frosting

    For the Bread

    For the Frosting


    For the bread

    • Preheat oven to 350 degrees and spray a 9 X 5 X 3 with cooking spray like pam
    • In a medium mixing bowl, stir together flour, baking powder, salt, baking soda, and pumpkin pie spice
    • In another large mixing bowl beat the brown sugar with the shortening till well combined, beat in eggs.
    • Add pumpkin and milk and blend well
    • Slowly add flour mixture and mix well
    • Stir in pecans
    • Pour into prepared loaf pan and bake for 55-60 minutes until a wooden pick inserted near center comes out clean.
    • Remove from pan and let cool on a wire rack.

    For the Frosting

    • In a medium bowl, beat cream cheese, powdered sugar, vanilla and milk until smooth and creamy
    • Frost the top of the loaf


    Calories: 401kcal | Carbohydrates: 53g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 19g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 39mg | Sodium: 150mg | Potassium: 234mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 34g | Vitamin A: 3358IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 88mg | Iron: 2mg

    Recipe Rating


    Saturday 14th of November 2015

    oh my goodness, let me grab a glass of milk. I'll be right over ( wink). pinned xo


    Wednesday 11th of November 2015

    Mmmm! I love pumpkin bread, but I don't usually put frosting on it .... Me thinks I need to change that! :D

    Linda Nortje

    Tuesday 10th of November 2015

    Evelyn, this looks so good ! Love the extra homemade recipes you give as well :-)