Moist and delicious, you don’t want to miss this recipe for Glazed Pumpkin Bread. Each recipe yields two loaves, perfect for gifting. This better than Starbucks recipe is the perfect fall treat or great for anytime of the year.
This is hands down the best glazed pumpkin bread recipe out there! Tested and perfected, it is the perfect balance of pumpkin spice and sweetness that you want from you pumpkin bread.
As soon as the temperature starts to drop mid-year, I’m making this bread! Super moist and full of flavor, this is hands down one of my favorite fall recipes to make. And, if you are a fan of Starbuck Pumpkin Bread, then you are going love this recipe.
Furthermore, this recipe is a great one to have on hand for gifting. Who wouldn’t love getting a delicious loaf of pumpkin bread. Baking for someone is such a personal and special way to show them you care. And this recipe is so good, you’re definitely going to want to share it!
Glazed Pumpkin Bread Makes a Great Gift
Recently I made six loaves of it (three batches) for a teacher appreciation luncheon. Because I was making so many loaves, I bought these inexpensive foil loaf baking pans from Amazon, so I could bake without having to worry about washing pans.
These are also great for bringing as a hostess gift without having to worry about a pan to return. Or you could get some Amazon Basics loaf pans that are super durable, inexpensive, and provide a great gift, just print out a copy of this recipe to go with it!
You can wrap the finished and cooled bread in plastic wrap then secure with a bow. Moreover, you could just serve the bread in the pan and include it as part of a gift basket.
If you love baking with pumpkin, here are some more of my favorite pumpkin recipes:
Pumpkin Ginger Cupcakes with Cinnamon Cream Cheese Frosting is a delicious and fun recipe using crystalized ginger. The perfect addition to your Thanksgiving dessert table.
Pumpkin Spice Truffles taste just like Pumpkin Pie and is covered in delicious white chocolate.
Pumpkin Pie Bars are a great way to feed a crowd! Delicious pumpkin pie in portable bars.
Pumpkin Spice Bundt Cake from Mix is made with just five ingredients using spice cake mix, canned pumpkin, applesauce, eggs, and pumpkin pie spice.
Pumpkin Streusel Coffee Cake is a layered treat that’s perfect for entertaining.
Glazed Pumpkin Bread Recipe
This simple bread comes together in minutes and is virtually goof proof! Firstly, mix all of the dry ingredients in a medium bowl with a whisk. I love the combination of nutmeg, cinnamon, ginger, and cloves for this bread. If you have pumpkin pie spice on hand, you could always substitute that instead.
Secondly, use a mix together the pumpkin puree (I always use Libby’s), oil, sugar, and eggs. Combine the dry ingredients with wet and pour into loaf pans coated with cooking spray.
Bake for about a hour, cool, then cover with glaze. To make the glaze, whisk together the powdered sugar, milk, and vanilla extract. Then simply pour over the top of the cooled pumpkin bread.
So simple yet so delicious! Feel free to freeze any additional loaves for up to a month in an airtight container.
So whip up a batch or two (or three!) of this better-than-Starbucks Glazed Pumpkin Bread and have it on hand for breakfast, brunch, or a delicious midday treat!
Glazed Pumpkin Bread
- Two 8 x 5 inch loaf pans
- 2 cups flour
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- ½ teaspoon baking powder
- ½ teaspoon salt
- 1 ½ teaspoons ground cinnamon
- 1 teaspoon nutmeg
- ½ teaspoon ground cloves
- ½ cup canola oil
- 2 cups sugar
- 1 15 ounce can pumpkin puree (not pie filling)
- 2 large eggs
- ⅓ cup powdered sugar
- 1 tablespoon milk or water
- ¼ teaspoon vanilla
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease two 8 x 5 inch loaf pans with cooking spray, set aside.
- In a medium bowl whisk together the flour, baking soda, baking powder, salt, cinnamon, nutmeg and cloves; set aside.
- In a large bowl add the oil, sugar, pumpkin, and eggs, and whisk or use a handheld mixer to combine. Stir in the dry ingredients.
- Pour the mixture into the prepared pans using a rubber spatula to smooth the tops. Bake for 45-55 minutes, until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Cool on a wire rack for for at least 10 minutes removing from pan.
- To make the glaze, in a small bowl whisk together the powdered sugar, milk and vanilla. Pour over the cooled loaves.
Wonderful recipe! It’s so easy to make and smells so good while baking.
Happy you love it!
This recipe sounds delicious, I would love to try it but the ingredient “pumpkin purée” isn’t something I find in the shops in the U.K. We do however have a lot of fresh pumpkins in the Autumn: could I make my own purée with fresh pumpkins?
Should I just steam or roast and then purée the pumpkins or would I need to add sugar to it?
Hi. Yes, you can just steam or roast the pumpkin then scoop out the flesh and puree it. Enjoy!
I had a can of Libby’s pumpkin and was missing some Wegmans pumpkin bread. Saw this recipe and decided to try it. So very easy and absolutely delicious. Didn’t even pull out hand mixer. Very moist. Didn’t add the glaze because the Wegmans pumpkin bread never had it. This bread doesn’t need any topping!
I will be making more of this in the very near future.
Thanks for the comment. So happy you loved it!
Any reason why it didn’t rise much despite following all the ingredient lists and directions perfectly?
hmm, I never have a problem with this bread not rising. It’s possible your baking soda is old. I hope it was delicious otherwise!
This pumpkin bread looks and sounds absolutely scrumptious!
I absolutely love pumpkin bread and I agree – your version is definitely better than the starbucks version! It was light and moist and was perfect for breakfast this morning!
Oh gosh wow what a bread! I had to tell myself to stop after second slice, so good and moist, just the way I prefer it, thank you for the recipe!
Your pumpkin bread looks delicious, and I want to make it. I also want it it turn out looking like yours, so can you please tell me how you measure your flour? Do you scoop it, or spoon it into the measuring cup? Thanks in advance for your response.
Hi Jean. I usually just scoop the flour in. Hope this helps!
Such a beautiful pumpkin bread! That texture looks absolutely fantastic and I love the glaze over the top. Yum!
Give me a slice of it every morning, and I will be the happiest person in the whole wide world!
This looks so delicious and yummy! So excited to make this recipe! Putting the ingredients on the list now!!
I love that this recipe makes two loafs and that you can freeze it. One loaf for now and one loaf for later!
Exactly! Enjoy 🙂
I love getting the pumpkin bread at starbucks so I’m super excited I can make this at home! The color is just gorgeous!
I love Starbucks’ pumpkin bread in the fall, but had no idea it was so easy to recreate at home!! This recipe filled my house with the most amazing aromas – and everyone in my family loved it!
Patty at Spoonabilities
I am so excited for pumpkin season, and the glazed pumpkin bread from Starbucks has always been my favorite. So imagine my excitement for this recipe! It’s delicious!