Cinnamon Spice Pumpkin Bread with Walnuts and a Trio of Frostings #BreadBakers

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I have been waiting and waiting for fall just because it’s my favorite baking season!   All of the pumpkin and apples in recipes just makes for an awesome fall time of year.  This month the Bread Bakers are sharing Pumpkin or Pumpkin Spice Breads and I couldn’t wait to get started.  Our host this month is Kylee from Kylee Cooks.

Love this tasty Pumpkin Bread with Cinnamon Chips and a trio of frostings!

I have a pumpkin quick bread recipe that I use every year that I love but I’ve been wanting to fancy it up a bit.   I got my chance with this challenge.  I turned my regular old pumpkin bread into a delicious Cinnamon Spice Pumpkin Bread with Walnuts.

Everything you need to make Pumpkin Bread with Cinnamon Chips!

Now I started with the recipe I usually use.   It’s easy and I know it works so why mess with it?  But then I added in cinnamon chips and chopped walnuts.  The cinnamon chips add a sweetness and a spiciness while the walnuts add a nice texture.

Pumpkin Bread with Cinnamon Chips!

I also decided to make mini breads so that I could frost them in three different ways and share them at work.  This recipe will make 2 regular sized bread loaves or 16 mini loaves of bread.   I just happen to have an awesome pan that makes 8 mini loaves at a time.

I love pumpkin bread but it's even better with cinnamon chips in it!

The bread smelled like fall as it baked up.  I could smell cinnamon, sugar, and pumpkin.  Nothing smells better then that!   After it baked I popped them out to cool while I mixed up the frosting.  I made a regular buttercream frosting and then divided it into three bowls.

Fall is here and this Pumpkin Bread with Cinnamon Chips and a trio of frosting is amazing!

I made one bowl of cinnamon frosting, one of salted caramel frosting, and one of chocolate frosting.  My personal favorite was the salted caramel as it just added another dimension of saltiness and sweetness to the bread.   I know some of my friends like the rich chocolate frosting paired with the pumpkin.

Which Pumpkin Bread is your favorite? I've topped them with chocolate frosting, cinnamon frosting, or salted caramel frosting.

This is one of the best pumpkin bread recipes I’ve made and the frosting on top is just the “icing on the cake”.  If you enjoy pumpkin bread give this one a try the next time you have a fall gathering.   Your guests will thank you!

Love this tasty Pumpkin Bread with Cinnamon Chips and a trio of frostings!

Cinnamon Spice Pumpkin Bread with Walnuts and a Trio of Frosting

Yield: 2 large loaves or 16 mini loaves
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 45 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour

Warm cinnamon spice Pumpkin Bread studded with Walnuts and topped with a trio of salted caramel frosting, chocolate frosting, or cinnamon frosting.


For the bread:

  • 3 c. flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 c. vegetable oil
  • 1/2 c. applesauce
  • 1/2 c. sugar
  • 1 c. brown sugar
  • 3 eggs
  • 15 oz. pumpkin puree
  • 1 c. walnuts, chopped
  • 1 c. cinnamon chips

For the frosting:

  • 1/2 c. (1 sticks) butter, softened
  • 2 c. powdered sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 3 Tablespoons caramel sauce
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 3 Tablespoons cocoa powder


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Spray 2 loaf pans or 16 mini loaf pans with cooking spray.
  2. In a large bowl combine the flour, baking soda, baking powder, salt, and cinnamon. Mix well and set aside.
  3. In a medium bowl combine the oil, applesauce, sugar, and brown sugar. Mix until combined. Add in the eggs one at a time and mix until combined.
  4. Pour the oil and sugar mixture into the flour mixture and mix until combined.
  5. Stir in the pumpkin and mix until combined.
  6. Fold in the walnuts and cinnamon chips. Divide the mixture into the prepared pans.
  7. Bake the mini loaves for 30 minutes and the regular sized loaves for 45 minutes.
  8. Insert a toothpick into the center and if it comes out clean they are baked. Remove and place on a wire rack for 10 minutes. Run a knife around the edges, remove from pans, and cool completely on the wire rack.
  9. To make the frosting beat the butter in a large bowl with the mixer. Add the powdered sugar, a half cup at a time, until desired consistency is reached. Stir in the vanilla and salt.
  10. Divide the frosting into 3 bowls. Add the cinnamon to one bowl, the caramel sauce and salt to another bowl, and the cocoa powder to the third bowl. Mix all three frosting bowls until they are combined.
  11. Divide the frosting between the mini loaves. If making the large loaves simply divide the mixture into 2 bowls and make the 2 frostings that you desire.


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Take a bite out of this Pumpkin Bread with Cinnamon Chips and your choice of chocolate frosting, cinnamon frosting, or salted caramel frosting!

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  1. Beautiful mini bread pan Heather, wish to own one some day. The trio frosting on the slices of bread are so delectable.

  2. I would love a tub of that caramel frosting AND that sweet mini bread pan. As if I need more pans in my cabinets…but that one is calling to me!

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