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.

glazed pumpkin bread on a white platter

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.

glazed pumpkin bread on a wood cutting board.

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.

six loaves of bread baking in the oven.

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!

glazed pumpkin bread on a cutting board.

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.

loaves cooling on a cooling rack.

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.

glazed pumpkin bread on a wooden cutting board.

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 on a wood cutting board.

Glazed Pumpkin Bread

Better than Starbucks Glazed Pumpkin Bread! You're going to love this delicious and moist pumpkin bread with a sweet glaze.  Note: This recipe makes two loaves of bread. 
5 from 22 votes
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Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 50 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour
Servings: 24 servings
Calories: 141kcal


  • 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
  • 1 ½ cups sugar
  • 1 15 ounce can pumpkin puree (not pie filling)
  • 2 large eggs


  • 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. 


This bread is a great make-ahead dish and can be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to a week. Can also freeze for up to two months. 


Calories: 141kcal | Carbohydrates: 22g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 3g | Trans Fat: 0.02g | Cholesterol: 16mg | Sodium: 109mg | Potassium: 19mg | Fiber: 0.4g | Sugar: 14g | Vitamin A: 30IU | Vitamin C: 0.01mg | Calcium: 11mg | Iron: 1mg
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  1. 5 stars
    I’ve been making this pumpkin bread since 2020, and it has yet to disappoint. I typically make it with 1/4 teaspoon of cloves instead of 1/2, but that’s also just a personal preference since I don’t love cloves. Others don’t notice a difference. The bread stays moist for a while too! The bread itself is better than any other pumpkin bread I’ve ever had, and the glaze adds even more to it! If you’re trying to decide between pumpkin bread recipes, this is the one!

  2. 5 stars
    This was so good. It made two very short loaves. Next time I would probably pour it into a bigger loaf pan and bake longer and lower. But it was amazing. Thanks.

  3. Hello,
    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?

    Many thanks!

  4. 5 stars
    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.

    1. 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!

  5. 5 stars
    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!

  6. 5 stars
    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!

    1. 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.

  7. 5 stars
    Such a beautiful pumpkin bread! That texture looks absolutely fantastic and I love the glaze over the top. Yum!

  8. 5 stars
    I love getting the pumpkin bread at starbucks so I’m super excited I can make this at home! The color is just gorgeous!

  9. 5 stars
    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!

  10. 5 stars
    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!