Pumpkin bread is always delicious, but this Pumpkin Pecan Cinnamon Swirl Bread takes it to a whole other level. Hints of citrus and warm spice and a generous cinnamon swirl runs through this gorgeous bread. Your house is going to smell incredible when this bakes. It’s perfect with a hot cup of tea and maybe just an extra slather of butter for good measure.

It is a perfect make ahead bread, as it tastes even better the day after baking. Wrap tightly in plastic wrap to store.

Pumpkin Pecan Cinnamon Swirl Bread | Go Bold With Butter

Pumpkin Pecan Cinnamon Swirl Bread

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 1 hour, 15 minutes

Total Time: 1 hour, 30 minutes

Yield: 2 9x5 loaves

Pumpkin Pecan Cinnamon Swirl Bread


    For the Bread:
  • 3 1/2 cups flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 2 teaspoons cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly grated nutmeg
  • 1/4 teaspoon allspice
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 3 cups sugar
  • 1 cup (2 sticks) melted butter
  • 4 eggs
  • 2 teaspoons orange zest
  • 1 teaspoon lemon zest
  • 1 15-ounce can pumpkin puree
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1 cup pecans, chopped
  • For the Cinnamon Swirl:
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons cinnamon


  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Butter two 9x5 inch loaf pans.
  2. Whisk together flour, baking soda, baking powder, cinnamon, nutmeg, allspice and salt.
  3. In another bowl, whisk sugar, melted butter, eggs, orange and lemon zests, pumpkin and water until combined.
  4. Add the wet ingredients to the dry. Mix until just combined. Stir in pecans.
  5. In small bowl, mix together sugar and cinnamon.
  6. Add a quarter of the batter to each loaf pan. Sprinkle with half of the cinnamon sugar. Add remaining batter to the loaf pans. Sprinkle with remaining cinnamon sugar.
  7. Bake for 60 to 70 minutes, or until toothpick comes out clean. Let cool in pan for 15 minutes, then remove from pans and let cool completely on a wire rack.

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