Snickerdoodle Pumpkin Bread

Snickerdoodle Pumpkin Bread is a sweet, moist pumpkin bread recipe, swirled and topped with a generous amount of cinnamon sugar for a delicious fall treat!

Snickerdoodle Pumpkin Bread Recipe

Fall is in full swing, it's been cool(ish) all week, and my house currently smells like autumn thanks to an amazing pumpkin goodie I just baked...Snickerdoodle Pumpkin Bread!

Pumpkin Bread

This recipe is a spin on my all-time favorite pumpkin bread. It's the best pumpkin bread, which I've been making for years and years with chocolate chips. But when I went to make it this year, I realized there was nary a chocolate chip to be found in my pantry. So what's a girl to do?

Batter in mixing bowl

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Well, a girl decides that while plain pumpkin bread would be just dandy, cinnamon sugary pumpkin bread would be even better.

Like a cinnamon sugar shower rained down on a pumpkin patch.

Like Cinnamon Bread and Pumpkin Bread had the most delectable of bread babies.

Or best yet...like Pumpkin Bread melded with a Snickerdoodle.

Batter in pans

Swirled with a hefty dose of cinnamon sugar -- and topped with even more -- this Snickerdoodle Pumpkin Bread is pretty much all of those things! It's sweet...it's soft and moist on the inside...it's dark and crunchy on the outside...it's oh-so-decadent...it's delicious. And I can assure you that it will bring pure pumpkin-lovin' joy to anyone lucky enough to bite into a thick ol' slab of it.

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Double the Fun

When I make pumpkin bread, I almost always make a double recipe of two full-sized loaves. In fact, the aforementioned best pumpkin bread recipe already on my site is written as a double recipe. And I decided to make this recipe a double batch as well. The reason I do so is two-fold:

  1. If I'm using store-bought pumpkin puree (as opposed to fresh homemade puree), a 15-ounce can contains about 2 cups of puree, which happens to be the perfect amount for two loaves of pumpkin bread. And...
  2. Two loaves of pumpkin bread mean that the second one is perfect for freezing...or even better, sharing! Because sharing is caring, right? And what friend/neighbor/teacher/mailman/lawn maintenance crew wouldn't love you for gifting them a loaf of Snickerdoodle Pumpkin Bread?

Pumpkin Snickerdoodle Bread

Furthermore, if full-sized loaves aren't your preference, this recipe is easily adapted to make smaller loaves or muffins.

In addition, you can certainly cut the recipe in half if you only trust yourself with one loaf of pumpkin bread!

Cinnamon Sugar Pumpkin Bread

So are you a fan of pumpkin? What's your favorite thing to make with it? Have you already broken out the pumpkin this season?

Whatever your current pumpkin status may be, I hope this Snickerdoodle Pumpkin Bread inspires you to embrace the imminent arrival of fall (yay!) and get baking!

Sliced loaf

Helpful Tips, Tricks, & Equipment

  • This recipe requires a large bread pan, with measurements around 9" X 5" X 3". I made this recipe in my Corningware 1 ¾-quart ceramic loaf dish that's no longer available, but it's similar in size to this pan.
  • I found that it's best to swirl most of the cinnamon sugar through the bread. If you put too much cinnamon sugar on top of the bread, it will solidify into a big, crackly sheet during baking (see pics in this post). And while that's not entirely a bad thing, it can get rather of messy flipping the bread out of the pans. Ask me how I know...
  • Right after my pans came out of the oven, I carefully ran a thin knife/spatula around the inside edge of each pan to loosen the bread and prevent big chunks from sticking. Then I let the bread cool in the pans for 5 to 10 minutes (as directed) before running the knife around the edges one more time and removing the bread from the pans. (This is part of the reason I like baking in ceramic bread dishes instead of nonstick pans...I don't have to worry about accidentally scratching my pans!)
    Pumpkin Loaf
  • It's okay if the outside of this pumpkin bread gets dark. The inside stays soft and moist.
  • Loaf pans and muffin pans come in a variety of sizes, so the size of your pans will dictate how many loaves/muffins you get. Below are approximate baking times for different dimensions of pans. A toothpick inserted in the center should come out just clean, but be careful not to overbake!
    • Two 9 by 5-inch loaf pans >>> 60 minutes
    • Three 7 by 3-inch loaf pans >>> 50 minutes
    • Six mini loaf pans >>> 40 minutes
    • Approximately 3 dozen regular muffins >>> 20 to 22 minutes
    • Approximately 100 mini muffins >>> 12 to 14 minutes
  • If you're just eyeballing the size of your bread pans, I recommend putting a baking sheet under your pans in the oven just in case there's overflow.

Snickerdoodle Pumpkin Bread

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Sliced Snickerdoodle Pumpkin Bread on a cutting board

Snickerdoodle Pumpkin Bread

Snickerdoodle Pumpkin Bread is a sweet, moist pumpkin bread recipe, swirled and topped with a generous amount of cinnamon sugar for a delicious fall treat!
Course: Bread
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour
Total Time: 1 hour 20 minutes
Servings: 24 servings (2 large loaves or ~3 dozen muffins...see end of recipe for alternate size options)
Calories: 283kcal
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Ingredients

For the Cinnamon Sugar:

  • ½ cup sugar
  • 2 tablespoons ground cinnamon

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350°F. Grease and flour two large (9 by 5-inch) loaf pans.
  • In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, baking soda, salt, and pumpkin pie spice. In another large bowl, use a mixer to blend together the pumpkin puree, sugar, oil, water, eggs, and vanilla until well incorporated. Slowly add in the flour mixture, stirring until just blended.
  • In a small bowl, stir together the sugar and cinnamon until well combined.
  • Divide three-quarters of the batter between the prepared pans. Sprinkle with about three-quarters of the cinnamon sugar, and use a butter knife to swirl through each loaf. Dividing the remaining batter between the pans, and sprinkle with the remaining cinnamon sugar mixture.
  • Bake for 60 to 65 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Cool bread in pans for 5 to 10 minutes and then carefully turn out onto a wire rack to cool completely.

Notes

  • Loaf pans and muffin pans come in a variety of sizes, so the size of your pans will dictate how many loaves/muffins you get. Below are approximate baking times for different dimensions of pans. A toothpick inserted in the center should come out just clean, but be careful not to overbake. It's normal for the exterior of this bread to darken while the inside stays soft and moist.
    • Two 9 by 5-inch loaf pans >>> 60 minutes
    • Three 7 by 3-inch loaf pans >>> 50 minutes
    • Six mini loaf pans >>> 40 minutes
    • Approximately 3 dozen regular muffins >>> 20 to 22 minutes
    • Approximately 100 mini muffins >>> 12 to 14 minutes
  • If you're just eyeballing the size of your bread pans, I recommend putting a baking sheet under your pans in the oven just in case there's overflow.

Nutrition

Calories: 283kcal | Carbohydrates: 45g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 10g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 27mg | Sodium: 294mg | Potassium: 71mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 29g | Vitamin A: 2795IU | Vitamin C: 0.8mg | Calcium: 20mg | Iron: 1.4mg
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Post originally published on September 13, 2018.

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  1. 5 stars
    Oh my snickerdoodly goodness!

    I'm not known for my kitchen skills and I made this scrumptious bread today! I'm at 6200ft above sea-level, so added 2 TBS of flour (I DO know high altitude baking is different). Baked at 375° for 25mins and finished the next 45mins at 350°.

    This will be my GO TO quickbread from now on!

  2. 5 stars
    Sam--

    This bread is amazing! I love the way my kitchen smells when it's baking! It makes my heart happy to know that you are still teaching (adults cooking and time saving recipes). I have shared loaves with many friends...and recipes as well.

    1. Awww, thank you, Marissa! So good to hear from you...I hope you've been doing well! 🙂 I'm so glad to hear that you enjoy this bread and my recipes in general. It's a different type of teaching for sure, but a fun job in its own way... 😉

  3. Hi! I'm a 15 year old Baker (I LOVE BAKING!) and i made this bc it showed up on my Recommendations and looked and sounded SO good plus I had all the ingredients and I just wanna let you know it was.. SO good love this (I didnt have any bread pans So i just used a tube pan instead and it still turned out bomb!) thanks So much for the recipe I will definitely make again!:)

    1. I'm so glad you enjoyed this, Allison, and that it turned out well in your tube pan. Thanks for your comment and keep on baking! 😉

    2. What a smart young woman you are to think to use a tube pan! That’s such a great idea. Our 13 year old granddaughter loves baking too.
      Keep baking. It makes your heart happy. Addisen’s Grandma

  4. Yum! Sounds like the perfect pairing! I will definitely be making this bread. Also pinned your 50 + Pumpkin Recipes. Thanks a bunch!

  5. OMG! Thank u for all the pumpkin recipes!! My husband and I love pumpkin desserts.... will definitely have try some of these yummy sounding recipes. 🙂

  6. Is it really only a 1/4 cup of sugar to split between 2 loaves inside and out. It seems like too little. Just checking before I make it. Thanks! 🙂

    1. Ack, you are so right, Kelly! That was a typo and I just fixed it in the recipe. It should be 1/2 cup sugar + 2 tablespoons cinnamon to divide between the two loaves. Thank you for being so on top of things this morning! 😉

      1. Thanks, I am going to make it in a couple of minutes and bring it to a football party tomorrow. Can't wait to try it!!