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Pumpkin Cream Cheese Bread

Pumpkin Cream Cheese Bread is a tender, moist, pumpkin quick bread with a beautiful swirl of sweetened cream cheese in the middle and crunchy, toasted walnuts on top.
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 1 hr
Total Time 1 hr 15 mins
Course Appetizer, Breakfast, Dessert, Snack
Cuisine American
Servings 6 people


  • 1-1/2 cups All Purpose Flour
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 3/4 tsp baking soda
  • 3/4 tsp cinnamon
  • 3/4 tsp ground nutmeg
  • 1/2 tsp ground cloves
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1-1/2 cups pumpkin puree
  • 1/2 cup butter, room temp
  • 1-1/2 cups granulated white sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1-1/2 cup walnuts, lightly chopped

Cream Cheese Filling

  • 8 ounces cream cheese, room temperature
  • 1/4 cup white sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spray non stick spray into a 9x5 loaf pan.
  • In a bowl, mix together the pumpkin, eggs, sugar, vanilla.
  • Add to the pumpkin mixture, the flour, baking soda, baking powder, and spices. Mix together until the pumpkin and flour mixture is well incorporated.
  • Pour half of the pumpkin bread mixture into the bottom of the prepared loaf pan.
  • In a small bowl, combine room temperature cream cheese, sugar, egg and vanilla and mix well.
  • Gently spread the cream cheese mixture over the pumpkin bread mixture.
  • Pour the remaining pumpkin bread mixture over the cream cheese mixture and spread out gently.
  • Sprinkle chopped, walnuts over the top of the pumpkin batter and place bread into a preheated oven.
  • Bake 1 hour and check for doneness by inserting a toothpick into the middle. If the toothpick comes out clean, remove bread from oven. If there is wet batter on the toothpick, place bread back into oven for 5 more minutes and recheck doneness again.
  • When bread is done, remove from oven and let cool 15 minutes before removing from loaf pan and placing on wire rack to completely cool.
  • Once cool, slice and enjoy. Store in an airtight container.
Keyword Homemade Bread, Pumpkin Cream Cheese Bread, Pumpkin Recipe