Glazed Pumpkin Spice Bread

Glazed Pumpkin Spice Bread

A soft and fluffy pumpkin spiced quick bread with a cinnamon glaze drizzled on top! The best pumpkin bread ever!


8 mini loaves, 3 regular loaves, or 24 muffins


2 cups sugar
1/2 cup oil
3 eggs
1 1/2 cups canned pumpkin puree
1/2 cup freshly-squeezed orange juice
Zest of 1 orange
3 cups all-purpose flour
1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon ground cloves*
1 teaspoon ground cinnamoon
1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg*
1 teaspoon salt

Glaze ingredients:

3/4 cup powdered sugar
1 1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
~1 teaspoon water


1. In a medium mixing bowl, beat sugar, oil, eggs, pumpkin, orange juice, and orange zest. Set aside.

2. In a large mixing bowl, whisk together the remaining dry ingredients. Pour pumpkin mixture into bowl with dry ingredients, and stir until no lumps remain.

3. Lightly grease and flour loaf pans or muffin pans. (This recipe will fill about 8 mini loaf pans, OR 3 regular loaf pans, OR 24 muffins.) Fill pans or muffin cups 3/4 full.

4. Bake in a pre-heated oven at 400 degrees for about 15 minutes (muffins), 20 minutes (mini loaves), or 25-30 minutes (regular loaves). Check with a toothpick or fork (should come out clean).

5. Remove bread from pans and place on a wire rack to cool, covered with a clean towel. While cooling, mix powdered sugar and cinnamon in a small bowl. Add just enough water to make a glaze. Poke tops of bread with a fork or toothpick, and drizzle the glaze over the warm bread.

Slice bread with a thin serrated knife and serve warm, or allow bread to finish cooling, and store in a sealed bag or container.

Glazed Pumpkin Spice Bread

Glazed Pumpkin Spice Bread

Glazed Pumpkin Spice Bread

Additional Notes: 

*Freshly-ground cloves and nutmeg makes this the best! :)

This recipe was given to me from my friend Kathryn M. Kathryn modified this pumpkin muffin recipe from and came up with what I think is the best pumpkin bread recipe ever!

Glazed Pumpkin Spice Bread

Preparation Time: 

20 minutes

Cooking Time: 

15-30 minutes

Tammy's Review: 

Our family received a loaf of this bread as a gift, and it was so delicious! I think we all declared it "The Best Pumpkin Bread Ever"!!

This bread is light, soft, sweet, fluffy, and perfectly spiced. I begged my friend Kathryn for the recipe, and she agreed to divulge her secrets. ;)

Freshly-squeezed orange juice, fresh orange zest, and freshly-grated nutmeg are the key components to making this my new favorite pumpkin bread recipe! Drizzle with cinnamon glaze and enjoy while still warm... or allow to cool and enjoy as dessert or a snack.

This bread tastes amazing. I am disappointed that my photos do NOT do it justice! This bread disappears quickly, and I find myself wanting to make more right away! It's so good! You will not regret making this bread, and your family will love you for it! ;)

Glazed Pumpkin Spice Bread


Truly. I love this bread. Easy and amazing!


I followed the recipe exactly and this Did Not work out for me. By the time the center was not gooey, the outside was black!!
I will cut off the ousides and I am sure my kiddos will still eat it, but it sure is not the beautiful bread that I was hoping for.


Made this recipe earlier today and it is WONDERFUL!!! This will be our new 'go to' pumpkin bread recipe. It is SO very moist, wonderful flavor and the glaze is 'the icing on the cake'!!!

Not sure what happened with the other users recipe--I would suggest trying again. Our recipe worked wonderfully--ended up using only two loaf pans: one larger dark non-stick coated loaf pan and one smaller glass loaf pan. The larger/dark loaf pan needed about 5 mins longer (30 mins total) to cook in my oven than the smaller/glass loaf pan did (only took 25 mins).

Thank you SO much for passing this recipe on, my search is over and we LOVE it :)


Yum, thanks for sharing this recipe, Tammy. I whipped up a batch last night and ate 2 pieces after glazing - mmmm! (Did I mention I'm pregnant, LOL? :) )

I did have to adjust the baking time quite a bit, however. I made 2 regular loaves (in glass pans) and - after the initial 30 minutes went by - I turned down the oven to 350 and added another 20-25 minutes onto the baking time. That way the edges weren't too dark and it finished baking all the way through.

We ate this with scrambled eggs for breakfast and the kids thought they had died and gone to heaven! :o) So tasty!

Note from Tammy: Vicky, I hadn't thought about glass loaf pans, as I used metal. I think baking at 375 would be better for glass, and a slightly longer baking time (as you did). My mom always said to bake at 25 degrees lower if using glass, so I try to remember to specify in my recipes what kind of pan. Thanks for the review and input! :)


I was ready to bake this punpkin bread. Opened the can of pumpkin an it was clearly no
good. I was to far from store to get more so I had a pan of baked sweet potatoes an I
used them. It turned out very good to. Off to get pumpkin an try too! Oh! it can't be no better
that sweet potatoes. Yum Yum


This is my new go-to pumpkin bread recipe. Even without the glaze on top, it was really good.

I do think the recipe needs clarified though. It says it makes 3 "regular" loaves. I assume you mean 8x4 loaves, but for some people, they will assume it means 9x5 and will have problems with the recipe. That might actually be why some people had trouble with the outside getting done before the inside, especially if their ovens run slightly hot. Since 3 8x4 loaves are equal to 2 9x5 loaves, I made the latter as that works better for our family.

Because I was making larger loaves, my bread did take 35 minutes, and I set my oven to 375 because it seems to run hot. If making 2 9x5 loaves, I would suggest turning the temperature back to 375.


My grandkids love my banana bread but after baking this bread they told me they now have a new favorite. This bread was very good. I made this recipe several weeks back into mini loaves and we gave them to a friend that delivered them to thier son and his room mate friend that are in the local military hospital both suffering from serious leg injuries while serving in Afganastan, they both enjoyed the treat.


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