Mini Crumble Topping Pumpkin Bread

Mini Crumble Topping Pumpkin Bread – Super soft, tender, moist pumpkin bread with a pecan crumble topping!! The mini loaves are EASY, brimming will fall flavors, totally IRRESISTIBLE, and perfect for entertaining or gift-giving!!

Mini Crumble Topping Pumpkin Bread - Super soft, tender, moist pumpkin bread with a pecan crumble topping!! The mini loaves are EASY, brimming will fall flavors, totally IRRESISTIBLE, and perfect for entertaining or gift-giving!!

Mini Pumpkin Bread Loaves

This mini crumble topping pumpkin bread recipe is fast, easy, you don’t need a mixer, and tastes more like cake than bread. I’ll never complain about eating cake, err bread, for breakfast.

The bread is so soft, tender, ridiculously moist without being dense or heavy, and topped with a delectable crumble topping that I want to pick off and devour piece by piece from every loaf.

In past years I’ve made this Cinnamon Sugar Pumpkin Bread and Mini Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Bread and those recipes have it become some of my hottest fall recipes on my blog, Pinterest, and on Facebook. This video showing you just how I make the bread has been watched 11 million times and counting.

For this recipe I added Fisher Pecan Halves to the bread and to the crumble topping. Last year I made this Pumpkin Crumb Coffee Cake in partnership with Fisher Nuts using their pecans and it’s one of my favorite fall coffee cakes. 

Mini Crumble Topping Pumpkin Bread - Super soft, tender, moist pumpkin bread with a pecan crumble topping!! The mini loaves are EASY, brimming will fall flavors, totally IRRESISTIBLE, and perfect for entertaining or gift-giving!!

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Mini Crumble Topping Pumpkin Bread - Super soft, tender, moist pumpkin bread with a pecan crumble topping!! The mini loaves are EASY, brimming will fall flavors, totally IRRESISTIBLE, and perfect for entertaining or gift-giving!!

What’s in This Pumpkin Bread?

To make this pumpkin pumpkin bread with the crumble topping, you’ll see it’s a very short and sweet ingredients list. All you will need is: 

  • Flour
  • White and brown sugar
  • Butter
  • Fisher Pecan Halves (Fisher Pecan Halves and Pieces may be used)
  • Pumpkin puree
  • Oil (canola or vegetable)
  • Pumpkin pie spice
  • Baking soda, baking powder, salt

I want to point out that other than the 3 tablespoons of butter in the crumble topping, this is a vegan recipe. No eggs and no butter are in the bread itself which may come in handy for some people. To keep it vegan you can either skip the crumble topping altogether or swap out the 3 tablespoons of butter for a vegan buttery substitute.

Mini Crumble Topping Pumpkin Bread - Super soft, tender, moist pumpkin bread with a pecan crumble topping!! The mini loaves are EASY, brimming will fall flavors, totally IRRESISTIBLE, and perfect for entertaining or gift-giving!!

Mini Loaves, Full-Size Loaf, or Muffins?

The great thing about this recipe is that you can use it to make mini loaves, one large loaf, or muffins!

These mini pumpkin loaves are perfect for gift giving or as something to set out during your holiday parties. 

I think mini food is not only irresistibly cute but things bake more quickly and more evenly in them. I used three of these mini loaf pans and if you don’t have a set of mini loaf pans and you’re even somewhat of a baker, I recommend buying a set. They come in handy all the time for extra batter for example when a muffin recipe makes 14 instead of 12. Pour that extra batter in a mini loaf and bake it alongside the muffin pan.

If you want to make this recipe as a full-size 9×5-inch loaf, it’ll likely need about 50-55 minutes to bake, and muffins will require about 18-24 minutes. As with any type of baking, watch your baked goods and not the clock when it comes to determining if they’re done or not.

Mini Crumble Topping Pumpkin Bread - Super soft, tender, moist pumpkin bread with a pecan crumble topping!! The mini loaves are EASY, brimming will fall flavors, totally IRRESISTIBLE, and perfect for entertaining or gift-giving!!

Tips for Making Mini Pumpkin Bread

First and foremost, make sure you use pure pumpkin puree and NOT pumpkin pie filling. Pumpkin pie filling is sweetened and spiced and will result in overly sweet pumpkin bread. 

Feel free to add more pumpkin pie spice, if desired. Some of us are major pumpkin fiends. Ahem.

You can always add more pecans to the bread batter. If you love the extra crunch and flavor of pecans, go for it.

After the bread is done baking, you can sprinkle some pecans over the top. I tried to incorporate them into the crumble topping but they were burning since this bread needs to bake at 400F so after baking is the way to go. 

Lastly, you need to let this bread cool before serving it. I know it’s tempting to dig in right away but the crumble topping crisps up as it cools, so I highly recommend waiting until cooled to devour. 

Mini Crumble Topping Pumpkin Bread - Super soft, tender, moist pumpkin bread with a pecan crumble topping!! The mini loaves are EASY, brimming will fall flavors, totally IRRESISTIBLE, and perfect for entertaining or gift-giving!!

Video Tutorial

Here’s a video demonstrating exactly how I make this easy pumpkin bread.

Mini Crumble Topping Pumpkin Bread

Mini Crumble Topping Pumpkin Bread

Mini Crumble Topping Pumpkin Bread - Super soft, tender, moist pumpkin bread with a pecan crumble topping!! The mini loaves are EASY, brimming will fall flavors, totally IRRESISTIBLE, and perfect for entertaining or gift-giving!!

Yield: 3 mini loaves
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 32 minutes
Additional Time 15 minutes
Total Time 57 minutes

Ingredients

Crumble Topping

  • 1/3 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 2 tablespoons light brown sugar, packed
  • 1 to 2 teaspoons pumpkin pie spice
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt, or to taste
  • 3 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted

Bread

Instructions

    1. Preheat oven to 400F. Spray three 5x3x2-inch mini loaf pans very well with floured cooking spray or grease and flour the pans; set aside.
    2. Crumble Topping - To a medium bowl, add the flour, sugars, pumpkin pie spice, salt, and stir with a fork to combine.
    3. Drizzle in the melted butter and mix and fluff with the fork to combine until small pebbles form; set aside.
    4. Bread - To a large bowl add the flour, baking powder, pumpkin pie spice, salt, and whisk together; set aside.
    5. To a separate large bowl add the sugars, pumpkin, oil, milk, molasses, vanilla, and whisk until combined.
    6. Pour the wet pumpkin mixture over the dry ingredients, and stir until just combined; don’t overmix.
    7. Add the pecans and stir to combine.
    8. Evenly distribute batter between the 3 prepared pans, filling each about 2/3-full.
    9. Evenly sprinkle the crumble topping over each of the pans.
    10. Bake for about 30 to 34 minutes, or until tops are set and a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean or with a few moist crumbs, but no batter. Because all mini pans, ovens, and climates vary, baking times may vary.
    11. After baking, optionally sprinkle the top of each loaf with a few pecans. Allow the bread to cool in pans for about 15 minutes before removing and placing on a wire rack to cool completely. Bread will keep airtight at room temp for up to 5 days or in the freezer for up to 4 months.

    Adapted from Cinnamon Sugar Pumpkin Bread and Mini Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Bread

Notes

If you want to make this recipe as a full-size 9x5-inch loaf, it'll likely need about 50-55 minutes to bake.

Muffins will require about 18-24 minutes.

As with any type of baking, watch your baked goods and not the clock when it comes to determining if they're done or not.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

12

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 291 Total Fat: 15g Saturated Fat: 4g Trans Fat: 0g Unsaturated Fat: 10g Cholesterol: 8mg Sodium: 188mg Carbohydrates: 38g Net Carbohydrates: 0g Fiber: 1g Sugar: 22g Sugar Alcohols: 0g Protein: 3g

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6 comments on “Mini Crumble Topping Pumpkin Bread”

  1. I love the crumble topping with pecans–it kind of reminds me of coffee cake! These are so cute and it’s a good way to bake once and have enough to share!

  2. I love all of your bread recipes (seriously!), but I am such an exceptional sucker for anything that calls for lots and lots of crumble. Sign me up for this recipe this season–definitely giving this one a shot!

  3. Made these mini pumpkin crumble loaves today! Delicious and enough to share with friends. I put the pecans in with the crumb topping to bake instead of sprinkling afterwards.

    Rating: 5
  4. Why do you bake these pumpkin breads at 400 degrees?
    If you bake one recipe in a 9×5 would you bake the pumpkin bread at a lower heat?

    • I haven’t made this exact recipe as one large loaf. I have used this base recipe in other versions of mini loaves and I’ve always baked them at 400F. You could probably reduce to 375F and bake a bit longer though.

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