Fall in Love with Coffee Frosted Pumpkin Bread

Hark, good patrons of the culinary arts! I bring unto thee a recipe most divine, one that shall tantalize thy taste buds and fill thee with warmth and comfort on chilly autumn days. I present to thee, the Coffee Frosted Pumpkin Bread!

As the leaves turn golden and the air becomes crisp, there is nothing quite like a slice of spiced pumpkin bread to herald in the harvest season. This particular recipe, however, elevates the humble treat to new heights. The addition of coffee both in the batter and in the decadent glaze lends a subtle depth of flavor that truly sets this bread apart.

Moreover, this recipe is incredibly versatile. It can be made gluten-free or even keto-friendly with a few simple substitutions. It can be tweaked to suit any preferred level of sweetness or spice. It can even be made vegan!

So gather your ingredients, don your aprons, and let us embark upon a culinary journey together. I assure you, good sirs and ladies, that this Coffee Frosted Pumpkin Bread shall rival even the best offerings from the famed coffeehouses of our fair land.

Why You’ll Love This Recipe

Coffee Frosted Pumpkin Bread Yum
Coffee Frosted Pumpkin Bread Yum

My dear friends, let me paint you a picture. Imagine taking a warm, moist slice of pumpkin bread, frosted with the smoothest cream cheese frosting and served with a piping hot cup of coffee, delicately flavored with pumpkin spice. Does it make your mouth water?

Well, my coffee and dessert lovers, you’re in for a treat! This Coffee Frosted Pumpkin Bread recipe is the perfect fall treat that you never knew you needed. Not only is it packed with rich and decadent flavors, but it’s also incredibly easy to make.

But why will you love this recipe? Let me count the ways.

Firstly, who doesn’t love a good slice of pumpkin bread? This recipe takes everything you love about traditional pumpkin bread and elevates it with the addition of coffee glaze, cream cheese filling, and streusel topping. Trust me when I say that one slice won’t be enough.

Secondly, this recipe is incredibly versatile. Are you looking for a low-carb or gluten-free option? Simply swap out some of the ingredients like flour for almond or coconut flour to make it healthier and dietary-friendly. Want to add an extra layer of indulgence? Top it off with some salted caramel for an even sweeter taste. The possibilities are endless!

And finally, let’s not forget about the undeniable pairing made in heaven- coffee and baked goodies! By adding the pumpkin spice flavor in both the bread and coffee icing, it creates an unforgettable combination that will leave your taste buds singing.

In conclusion, this Coffee Frosted Pumpkin Bread recipe is perfect for any occasion; impressing your guests at Thanksgiving dinner or enjoying as a mid-afternoon snack with a cup of coffee. Trust me when I say that once you try this recipe- it’ll become a staple in your fall baking arsenal. Happy baking!

Ingredient List

 Perfect fall flavors in every bite!
Perfect fall flavors in every bite!

Ingredient List

Here are the ingredients you need to make this delicious Coffee Frosted Pumpkin Bread:

  • Flour: You will need 4 cups of all-purpose flour.
  • Baking Powder: 2 teaspoons of baking powder are required.
  • Baking Soda: Add 1 teaspoon of baking soda.
  • Spices: Pumpkin spice, cinnamon, and nutmeg are used for flavoring.
  • Sugar: You will need 1 1/2 cups of granulated sugar and 1/4 cup of brown sugar.
  • Pumpkin Puree: One 15 oz. can of pumpkin puree is used.
  • Water: Reserve a 1/4 cup of water for the recipe.
  • Eggs: The recipe calls for three large eggs plus an additional egg yolk.
  • Butter: Use unsalted butter to make it more flavorful.
  • Vanilla Extract: For extra flavor, add two teaspoons of vanilla extract.
  • Cream Cheese Filling: For this recipe, you will need 8 oz. of cream cheese filling.

Now that you have all the ingredients ready, let’s get started with the recipe!

The Recipe How-To

 Wake up to a slice of pumpkin bliss!
Wake up to a slice of pumpkin bliss!

Preheat your oven to 350°F. Grease a 9×5-inch loaf pan with baking spray or butter and dust with flour. Set aside.

In a mixing bowl, whisk together flour, pumpkin pie spice, baking powder, baking soda, and salt until combined, then set aside.

In another mixing bowl, using an electric mixer, cream together the softened butter and granulated sugar until creamy and light.

Add in the eggs one at a time, followed by the canned pumpkin puree. Then add in water, vanilla extract, and brown sugar.

Gradually fold in the dry ingredient mixture into the wet mixture using a rubber spatula until fully combined.

Pour the batter into the prepared loaf pan and bake for about 60-65 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean when inserted into the center.

Remove from oven and transfer the pan onto a wire rack. Let cool in the pan for at least 10-15 minutes.

Finally, slide a knife along the edge of the bread to loosen it up from its pan. Carefully invert it over a wire rack or serving dish to remove from pan, then flip it again so it is right-side up.

Serve either plain or top with optional coffee glaze: whisk together powdered sugar and cooled black coffee, then drizzle over cooled pumpkin bread or top with cream cheese frosting.

Substitutions and Variations

 Who could resist coffee and pumpkin together?
Who could resist coffee and pumpkin together?

Lo and behold! It seems you are searching for ways to tweak our recipe to suit your unique palate. Fret not, sweet reader, for I shall provide thee with the necessary substitutions and variations.

For those on a keto diet, fret not! You can substitute the flour to either coconut or almond flour. Doing so shall make your beloved pumpkin bread keto-friendly.

If thou prefer something low-carb or vegan, you can swap butter with coconut oil, eggs with flax eggs, and cream cheese with vegan cream cheese. Furthermore, gluten-free flour can replace all-purpose flour.

A delightful addition to thine frosting can be accomplished by adding salted caramel sauce which shall enrich the flavor of it. If thou art a coffee lover, incorporate coffee icing or glaze on top of the pumpkin bread. Verily, a taste as good as Starbucks’ pumpkin bread.

For those who love spiced food, sprinkle additional nutmeg or cinnamon spice on top of thine frosted bread.

Lastly, for an added crunch to thy beloved streusel pumpkin bread recipe, add chopped nuts such as pecans or walnuts. It shall deliver an exclusive flavor that will tantalize thy taste buds.

Tarry not any longer! Start exploring these substitutions and variations until you discover thine perfect version of our delightful pumpkin bread recipe.

Serving and Pairing

 The ultimate breakfast treat: Coffee Frosted Pumpkin Bread!
The ultimate breakfast treat: Coffee Frosted Pumpkin Bread!

Gather round, coffee and pumpkin lovers – this Coffee Frosted Pumpkin Bread is perfect for any autumnal gathering or cozy weekend breakfast. The combination of pumpkin, warm spices, and rich coffee make it an ideal companion for a hot cup of joe.

Serving: When it comes to serving, I highly recommend slicing it up into individual portions before plating. That way, everyone can get their own perfect slice without the awkwardness of cutting a loaf at the table. Add a dollop of cream cheese frosting or streusel crumbs onto each slice for added sweetness and texture.

Pairing: If you’re serving this as breakfast, I highly recommend pairing it with a steaming hot cup of coffee, preferably a medium or dark roast that can hold its own against the bold flavors of pumpkin and spice. For a more indulgent experience, try making a homemade pumpkin spice latte.

If you’re serving this as dessert, sweet dessert wine like Moscato d’Asti would be a perfect match. Alternatively, you could serve it with vanilla ice cream or whipped cream for an extra treat.

No matter how you choose to serve it or what beverage you pair it with – this Coffee Frosted Pumpkin Bread is sure to delight your taste buds and fill your home with the cozy scents of fall.

Make-Ahead, Storing and Reheating

 Satisfy your pumpkin cravings with this delicious recipe.
Satisfy your pumpkin cravings with this delicious recipe.

This Coffee Frosted Pumpkin Bread recipe is incredibly versatile and perfect for make-ahead meals. To make ahead, simply bake the bread as instructed and store it tightly wrapped in plastic wrap or aluminum foil at room temperature for up to three days. This delicious pumpkin bread tastes even better on the second or third day, allowing the flavors to fully develop.

If you have any leftovers, store them in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 3 days or in the refrigerator for up to one week. For extended storage, wrap the bread tightly in plastic wrap and freeze for up to 2 months.

When reheating your pumpkin bread, simply pop a slice into the microwave for 10-15 seconds or place it in a preheated oven at 350 degrees Fahrenheit for 5-10 minutes until warmed through.

Whether you’re making this coffee frosted pumpkin bread recipe ahead of time or storing leftovers, you can be sure that it will still taste fresh and delicious when reheated.

Tips for Perfect Results

 The perfect way to start your day.
The perfect way to start your day.

To achieve perfect results when making Coffee Frosted Pumpkin Bread, there are some tips that you should follow to ensure that your bread turns out moist and flavorful. Here are some tips that will help make your pumpkin bread better than Starbucks:

First, make sure to use quality ingredients. Use fresh spices instead of old ones that might have lost their flavor. Also, use high-quality flour and baking powder to ensure the bread rises well.

Next, measure your ingredients correctly. Too much flour or too little sugar can affect the texture and taste of the bread. Be sure to read the recipe carefully and measure each ingredient precisely.

It is also important not to overmix the batter. Mix the wet and dry ingredients until they are just combined. Overmixing can create a tough pumpkin bread instead of a moist one.

Bake the pumpkin bread at the correct temperature and time. Preheat the oven at 350°F before baking, and do not overbake as it will result in a dry loaf of bread.

You can also add chocolate chips or nuts to add crunch and texture to your pumpkin bread. Just mix them into the batter after you have mixed in all other ingredients.

Lastly, once your Coffee Frosted Pumpkin Bread is baked, allow it to cool for at least 20 minutes before slicing into it. This will help maintain its moisture and structure.

By following these tips, you can make an outstanding Coffee Frosted Pumpkin Bread that tastes delicious every time!

Bottom Line

So there you have it, a delicious recipe for Coffee Frosted Pumpkin Bread that is sure to delight your taste buds. The combination of pumpkin, cinnamon, nutmeg and coffee creates a flavor profile that is perfect for fall mornings and cozy afternoons. Plus, with substitutions and variations listed, this recipe is easily adaptable to fit specific dietary needs.

Not only is this recipe tasty, but it’s also a healthier alternative to the sugar-laden pumpkin bread you might find at Starbucks or your local bakery. By making it at home, you can control the ingredients and reduce the amount of added sugars.

So what are you waiting for? Grab some canned pumpkin, flour, spices and coffee beans and get baking! Whether you’re looking for a sweet treat for weekend brunch or a comforting snack on a chilly day, this Coffee Frosted Pumpkin Bread recipe is sure to hit the spot. Give it a try and impress your friends and family with your baking skills – they won’t believe you made it from scratch!

Coffee Frosted Pumpkin Bread Yum

Coffee Frosted Pumpkin Bread Yum Recipe

Another one mom used to make, the frosting puts this one over the top. Eat with friends or prepare to loosen your belt.
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Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 1 hr
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 3 loaves
Calories 391.2 kcal


  • 4 eggs
  • 3 cups sugar
  • 1 cup vegetable oil
  • 2/3 cup water
  • 15 ounces pumpkin
  • 3 1/2 cups flour
  • 1 1/3 teaspoons salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 teaspoon hot coffee
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla


  • Beat eggs & regular sugar.
  • Add oil.
  • Combine dry ingredients (up to nutmeg) and add alternately with pumpkin and water.
  • Bake 1 hour at 325 deg F.
  • Topping: melt butter and combine with powdered sugar, coffee and vanilla, then spread over warm bread.

Add Your Own Notes


Serving: 124gCalories: 391.2kcalCarbohydrates: 60.3gProtein: 4.2gFat: 15.4gSaturated Fat: 3.2gCholesterol: 52.1mgSodium: 352.4mgFiber: 0.8gSugar: 40.4g
Keyword < 4 Hours, Breads, Christmas, For Large Groups, Quick Breads, Thanksgiving, Vegetable
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