Pumpkin Bread with maple icing

pumpkin bread recipe

This Pumpkin Bread with Maple Icing recipe is an easy pumpkin bread recipe that’s great for sharing…if you can stop yourself from eating the entire loaf yourself!

pumpkin bread recipe

Ah fall. As I mentioned in my Pumpkin Caramel Latte Cupcakes recipe, this is my absolute favorite time of the year. The colors, the temperature, the scents, and flavors…I love everything about fall.

Especially pumpkins. Every year my family goes to a pumpkin patch to find the perfect carving pumpkins out of thousands and it’s one of the activities we look forward to most as a family.

In addition to carving pumpkins, I also usually buy a few pumpkins to decorate our porch for the season. One of these years I want to try growing our own pumpkins to use for these purposes but that hasn’t happened yet. Maybe next year! (As I’ve said for the past five years…)

So, naturally, I love cooking and eating pumpkin…or at least pumpkin-flavored things as many pumpkin spice items don’t actually contain any pumpkin.

That’s not the case with this delicious and easy pumpkin bread recipe, however. Along with the traditional pumpkin pie spices, this pumpkin bread includes pumpkin puree. I love using pumpkin puree because it adds not only pumpkin flavor but moisture recipes. This pumpkin bread is dense and moist, which makes each bite oh-so-satisfying. I’m not a fan of dry cake-like bread, which is why I enjoy this one so much.

But what really makes this the best pumpkin bread you’ll ever taste?

The maple icing.

Maple icing may be what every fall dessert ever is missing. It’s sweet and the perfect compliment to pumpkin.

Maple, in my opinion, is probably the most underrated fall flavor. I mean, how many maple recipes can you think of off the top of your head? Maple candy is popular but so many other maple recipes go under the radar. Even so, it’s still so….fall. I will definitely be incorporating it into many more recipes this fall. In fact, I think this maple icing would be great on top of pumpkin cookies too.

I’ve enjoyed this Pumpkin Bread with Maple Icing for both breakfast and dessert. It’s the perfect accompaniment to morning coffee. It’s also great to share with friends and neighbors, though I happen to have a difficult time not just eating it all myself.

Pumpkin Bread with Maple Icing is one of those recipes I typically double, to have enough for myself and some leftover to share. Just don’t be surprised when everyone asks for the recipe!

How To Make Pumpkin Bread with Maple Icing:

For the pumpkin bread, combine all wet ingredients (pumpkin, eggs, butter, etc) in one bowl.

Combine all dry ingredients in another bowl.

Using a standing mixer, combine the wet and dry ingredients together until well mixed. Pour pumpkin bread batter into a greased bread pan and bake at 350.

For the maple icing, mix together powdered sugar, maple syrup, cinnamon, and milk until well combined. Pour over warm pumpkin bread. Allow to sit for one hour before serving.

pumpkin bread recipe

Pumpkin Bread with maple icing

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This Pumpkin Bread with Maple Icing recipe is an easy pumpkin bread recipe that's great for sharing...if you can stop yourself from eating the entire loaf yourself!


  • 1/2 C unsalted sweet cream butter, softened
  • 1 C light brown sugar, packed
  • 1 C pumpkin puree
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp ground nutmeg
  • 1/4 tsp ground cloves
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 1/2 C flour
  • Maple Glaze:
  • 1 1/2 C powder sugar
  • 1 tsp maple syrup
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 C whole milk



Preheat oven to 350 degrees and spray a baking loaf pan with cookie spray and set aside


Combine all the bread ingredients into a standing mixer until combined


Pour batter into the loaf pan and bake in the oven for 55-65 minutes or until a tooth pick comes clean out of the center


Allow the loaf to cool for 30 minutes before removing from the pan and placing onto a wire rack. Make sure the wire rack is sitting over a larger cookie sheet


In a large mixing bowl, mix together the powdered sugar, maple syrup, cinnamon, and milk until combined


Pour the glaze onto the bread and allow it to drip onto the cookie sheet


Allow the glaze to set for an hour before enjoying!

Time to pin this delish Pumpkin Bread Recipe for later:

pumpkin bread recipe


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