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Moist pumpkin bread recipe with browned butter maple icing

Easy Moist Pumpkin Bread recipe with browned butter maple icing that smells amazing while baking in the warm oven.
Course Sweet Bread
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 50 minutes
Total Time 1 hour
Servings 8
Calories 420 kcal



  • ½ cup butter softened (one stick)
  • 1 cup dark brown sugar
  • 1 cup pumpkin puree
  • 2 eggs
  • 1.5 tsp ground cinnamon
  • ¼ tsp ground ginger
  • ¼ tsp ground nutmeg
  • ¼ tsp ground cloves
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp sea salt
  • 1 ½ cup flour


  • ½ cup butter (1 stick)
  • 1 ½ cups powdered sugar
  • 2 tbsp pure maple syrup
  • 2 tbsp whole milk (add as needed for good spreading consistency)



  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Grease a 9 inch loaf pan with butter cooking spray and set aside.

  2. Place all of bread ingredients in stand mixer and beat at medium speed, until mixed thoroughly (use spatula to scrape down sides of bowl.)

  3. Pour the bread mixture into prepared pan.  Bake for 45-50 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean.  

  4. Cool the bread for 15 minutes in the pan, then gently remove bread from pan and transfer to a wire rack.  You will want the bread to cool completely on the rack before spreading on the icing.


  1. While bread is cooling, in a small saucepan, heat the butter over medium heat until melted.  Continue cooking until the butter sizzles a bit and turns into a brown/amber color and smells nutty.

  2. Remove the butter from the heat and cool completely.  Once cooled, stir in the powdered sugar and maple syrup until a soft icing forms.

  3. Pour the icing over the top of the pumpkin bread, letting it drip over the sides and ends.  Let the icing set for 30 minutes, and cut into slices.  

  4. Serve while warm, so good.

Recipe Notes

Adapted from the Domestic Rebel

Nutrition Facts
Moist pumpkin bread recipe with browned butter maple icing
Amount Per Serving
Calories 420 Calories from Fat 216
% Daily Value*
Fat 24g37%
Saturated Fat 15g94%
Cholesterol 102mg34%
Sodium 671mg29%
Potassium 182mg5%
Carbohydrates 47g16%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 26g29%
Protein 4g8%
Calcium 66mg7%
Vitamin C 1.3mg2%
Vitamin A 5535IU111%
Iron 1.8mg10%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.