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pumpkin cream cheese bread
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Pumpkin Cream Cheese Bread

This super moist and flavorful pumpkin cream cheese bread takes traditional pumpkin bread up a notch with a beautiful cream cheese layer.
Prep 15 minutes
Cook 1 hour
Total 1 hour 15 minutes
Fat 21
Carbs 39
Protein 10
Yield 10


Pumpkin Layer

Cream Cheese Layer

  • 6 oz. cream cheese room temperature
  • 1 large egg
  • 2 tablespoons maple syrup
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla bean paste optional*


  • Preheat your oven to 350ºF and grease a 9x5-inch loaf pan with nonstick baking spray. Line the loaf pan with parchment paper and set it aside. 
  • First, make the pumpkin layer. In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, cream the butter and brown sugar on medium speed until light and fluffy-- about 1 minute. 
  • Next add the eggs, pumpkin puree, and vanilla and mix to combine. Scrape down the sides of the bowl as needed. 
  • Add the flour, baking powder, and pumpkin pie spice and mix just until no large lumps of flour remain. You don’t want to overmix! 
  • Pour half of the batter into the prepared loaf pan and set the rest aside.
  • Next, make the cream cheese layer. In a small bowl, combine the cream cheese, egg, maple syrup, flour, and vanilla bean paste.
  • Top the first pumpkin layer with the cream cheese mixture. Then, pour the remaining pumpkin batter on top. Sprinkle with coarse sugar, if desired. 
  • Bake at 350ºF for 55-60 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean. 
  • Remove the bread from the oven and allow it to cool in the pan for 15 minutes. Then remove the bread from the pan and place it on a wire rack to cool to room temperature. 
  • Slice and enjoy. Store any leftover bread in an airtight container in the fridge for up to three days. 

Tips & Notes

  • Vanilla bean paste: option to swap the vanilla bean paste for 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract.

Nutrition Facts

Calories: 386kcal | Carbohydrates: 39g | Protein: 10g | Fat: 21g | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 4g