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loaf of pumpkin bread with frosting on top

Pumpkin Spice Latte Bread

  • Author: Debi ~ QuicheMyGrits
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Frosting: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 60 minutes
  • Total Time: 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Yield: 8 1x


This recipe has everything you love about a pumpkin spice latte wrapped up in a moist and flavorful quick bread. It's filled with cinnamon, pumpkin puree, and a hint of coffee that will wake up your taste buds!




  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 15 ounce can pure pumpkin (NOT pumpkin pie mix)
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1/2 cup buttermilk
  • 1 Tablespoon instant coffee granules
  • 2 cups all purpose flour
  • 1.5 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice


  • 8 ounces cream cheese
  • 1 stick butter, softened
  • 1 Tablespoon instant coffee granules
  • 1 Tablespoon milk
  • 2 cups powdered sugar



  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Line a 9 x 5 inch loaf pan with a liner, or spray with baking spray.
  3. With a mixer, blend oil and sugar together for 1 minute on medium speed.
  4. Add eggs, pumpkin and vanilla. Mix on low speed. Set aside.
  5. In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, cinnamon and pumpkin pie spice.  
  6. In a small bowl, whisk buttermilk with instant coffee until most of the granules are dissolved.
  7. Gradually add dry ingredients to wet ingredients alternating with buttermilk mixture. Blend with a mixer on low speed as you go. Scrape down the sides and mix again.
  8. Pour into a lined or greased 9 x 5 inch loaf pan.
  9. Bake at 350 degrees for 50 to 60 minutes. Baking it longer will create dry bread.
  10. Cool bread completely in loaf pan. Invert onto a plate, or pull up on liner to remove bread.


  1. Mix cream cheese and softened butter in a mixer until creamy.
  2. In a small bowl, dissolve coffee granules in milk.
  3. Add powdered sugar and coffee mixture to cream cheese in mixer. Blend well.
  4. Spread frosting over cooled pumpkin spice bread. 
  5. Slice and serve.


Ovens vary, so be sure to check the bread after 50 minutes of baking to ensure it isn't over cooked. Using a toothpick to test this recipe doesn't always work because it's very dense. If you bake this bread past 60 minutes it will most likely be overdone.

Cool bread completely before adding frosting. This takes up to an hour in most cases.

Make the frosting while you're waiting on the bread to cool. Keep frosting in the refrigerator until it's time to use.

  • Category: Quick Breads, Desserts
  • Method: Bake
  • Cuisine: American

Keywords: pumpkin bread, quick bread, cream cheese frosting, pumpkin spice, pumpkin spice latte, starbucks pumpkin bread, coffee frosting,