Pumpkin Cinnamon Swirl Bread


One reason I love fall is because it means pumpkin season! There are so many things you can bake with pumpkin! This bread is one of my favorite! It is like an upgrade of cinnamon swirl bread. It’s an upgrade in nutrition too, you add in a superfood! It is so tender, with a delicious spiced pumpkin flavor, and it has the wonderful sweetness of cinnamon.

And the aroma when it’s baking, lets just say no scented candle could ever come close to competing! I love this bread too because it is similar to a cinnamon roll with less fat and sugar, but you still get all those amazing flavors and more. If you are looking for all the flavors of fall in 1 sweet loaf of bread then you must give this a try!

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Pumpkin Cinnamon Swirl Bread

5 from 1 vote

Fancy and flavorful, cinnamon swirled, pumpkin flavored bread.

Servings: 10
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 3 hours


  • 2 1/4 tsp yeast
  • 1/4 cup warm water , 110 degrees
  • 1/2 tsp granulated sugar
  • 1/4 cup milk , warmed to 110 degrees
  • 2 Tbsp molasses
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 3/4 tsp salt
  • 1 Tbsp butter , softened
  • 1/4 tsp nutmeg
  • 1/4 tsp ginger
  • 1 egg
  • 1 cup canned pumpkin puree
  • 3 1/4 cups all purpose flour

For the swirl

  • 1 1/2 Tbsp butter , melted
  • 1/3 cup light-brown sugar
  • 2 tsp cinnamon


  1. In the bowl of an electric mixer combine water, yeast and 1/2 tsp granulated sugar. Whisk until yeast has dissolved and let rest 5 minutes. Stir in milk, molasses, 1/4 cup granulated sugar, salt, softened butter, nutmeg, ginger, egg and pumpkin puree until well combine. Slowly add flour and knead with a dough hook attachment until dough is smooth and elastic. Transfer dough to an oiled bowl, cover with plastic wrap and let rise in a warm place until double, about 1 hour.
  2. Butter an 8 1/2" x 4 1/2" in pan, set aside. In a small bowl whisk together brown sugar and cinnamon, set aside. Punch the risen dough down and turn onto a lightly floured surface. Roll dough into a large rectangle, about 22" x 8." Brush with melted butter, coming within about 1/2" of the edges. Sprinkle with cinnamon mixture, coming within about 1/2" of the edges. Roll dough up jelly roll style, starting with the short side. Place rolled dough in greased loaf pan and let rise in a warm place until doubled about 45 minutes.
  3. Bake 375 degrees for 45 minutes, tent loaf with foil halfway through baking to prevent excessive browning. Allow to cool in pan 5 minutes then remove to a wire rack to cool completely before slicing.
Course: breads
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Cinnamon Swirl Pumpkin Bread
Author: Jaclyn


  • Marilyn Wood: Honey, dark corn syrup, maple syrup, or mix 2 tbsp of dark brown sugar with 11/2 tbsp of water. October 24, 2018 at 5:53pm Reply

  • samantha: What can I use to substitute for molasses? April 6, 2018 at 7:40am Reply

  • Carmela: I definitely want to prepare it! Great recipe! July 17, 2015 at 6:26am Reply

  • Pooyan: Great bread recipe Jaclyn ! Thanks a lot.
    I tried it yesterday, and I had hot cinnamon syrup oozing out of the bread while in the oven. Is it normal ?! If not what could be possibly wrong ? Other than that, it was fantastic. February 1, 2015 at 2:59am Reply

    • Jaclyn: Sorry that happened, not sure why but next time you could definitely just place a sheet pan under the loaf to prevent a mess. Glad you liked the recipe though! February 5, 2015 at 6:14pm Reply

  • Cindi French: Looks great. Pumpkin however comes in many size cans. Will you provide a measurement if possible. Thanks October 12, 2014 at 7:44pm Reply

    • Jaclyn: It would use about 2/3 of a 15 oz can, so I would just measure out the one cup listed from that. October 16, 2014 at 11:37pm Reply

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  • Pink Hungry: u use dry yeast, right? October 12, 2013 at 2:13pm Reply

    • Jaclyn: Active dry yes :) October 12, 2013 at 2:21pm Reply

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