Toasted Hazelnut Streusel Pumpkin Bread

Monday, September 21, 2009
This pumpkin bread is moist and flavorful with spices and molasses. It's topped with a hazelnut streusel made out of toasted hazelnuts, brown sugar, butter and oats.

Toasted Hazelnut Streusel Pumpkin Bread

1/4 cup unsalted butter, plus 3 tablespoons, softened
3 cups all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
1 1/4 teaspoons ground ginger
1/2 teaspoon freshly grated nutmeg
1 cup packed brown sugar
2 large eggs
2 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1 1/4 cups canned pumpkin puree
2 tablespoons molasses
2/3 cup milk

Toasted Hazelnut Streusel
1/2 cup finely ground hazelnuts, toasted
1/3 cup packed brown sugar
1/3 cup quick or old fashioned oats
3 tablespoons chilled unsalted butter, cut into small pieces

Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Butter and flour a loaf pan.

Melt 1/4 cup butter in a small saucepan over medium heat; cook for 2-3 minutes, whisking frequently, until butter starts to foam and turn golden brown. Set aside to cool for 5 minutes.

In a medium mixing bowl, sift together flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, ginger and nutmeg.
In a large mixing bowl, using a mixer on medium speed, beat together browned butter, 3 additional tablespoons softened butter and brown sugar, until creamy, about 1 minute. Beat in eggs and vanilla until combined. Beat in pumpkin and molasses until combined. Reduce mixer speed to low and gradually beat in flour mixture, alternating with milk, until combined, about 1-2 minutes. Spread batter evenly into loaf pan.

To make the hazelnuts streusel, in a medium bowl, stir together hazelnuts, brown sugar and oats; knead in butter until mixture is well combined, mealy, and starts clumping together. Sprinkle the clumps evenly over batter. Bake for 1 hour-1 hour & 10 minutes (cover with foil 25 minutes it to avoid overbrowning), or until well risen and set, and a wooden pick inserted into bread comes out with moist crumbs attached. Cool in pan completely before removing.

Makes 1 loaf

52 comments on "Toasted Hazelnut Streusel Pumpkin Bread"
  1. hello i am an old french man
    i like your blog on food
    but i cannot eat sugar
    bonjour je suis un vieil homme français
    j'aime bien votre blog mais le sucre m'est interdit
    vous semblez etre une personne trés positive

  2. wow delicious! I want to try it. If this is of any comfort Here canned pumpkin is not found here so I just use some fresh pumpkin puree. I have to try this hope it works well with fresh puree. :) Your recipes are awesome!

  3. This is a slice of "fall" on a plate. It has all the heart and body warming qualities!!!! Lovely!

  4. Great pumpkin bread recipe- I especially love the streusel topping.
    I'll make a point of checking my market today for pumpkin. I wanted to try out some pumpkin brioche....
    (thanks for visiting my blog!)

  5. Sounds like such a gorgeous bread! Love the hazelnut with the pumpkin! Lovely pics too!

  6. Glad you still had time to make a pumpkin treat! :)

  7. oh my gosh, i'm drooling. this looks incredible. and i don't think i ever stop at 1 pancake ;) although they're not usually the ihop variety! off to the store to check for pumpkin...

  8. I think the shortage occurred because you bought it all =P. Seriously, if that's widespread I'll be depressed.

    A funny story with crepes, we made some for my brother and some other people and the girl said, "These craps are delicious!"

    Another funny story, I once ordered the Swedish lingonberry crepes at IHOP and because I spent the entirety of Labor Day weekend in a remote place without real food (I ate only hot dogs, too much of that blue Mountain Dew that I became an inductee of the Appalachian Mountains, cereal, and instant coffee) that anything I ate was going to be AWESOME. I even thought their coffee was THE BEST! Whether it was or not, I have no idea since I never go to IHOP, which was the only place open very late.

    Also, back in my youth I had a fond remembrance of eating at IHOP, but I really just liked that fold out stack of paper pancakes and the crayons and coloring placemats and friends. When we visited Texas again we begged my mom to take us there, although she didn't want to, but I guess we weren't aware of what 'chain restaurant' meant.

    The end.

  9. Ohmigosh that looks mouth watering! Love this! :)

  10. I keep hearing people talk about this pumpkin shortage.... scary as hell if you ask me!! Thankfully we still have tons up here! (keeping my fingers crossed it stays that way!!)

    you can smoke in the ihop by you??? bleh!! Man it's been years since they allowed smoking in restaurants here... I'd die if I had to go back to that!

  11. This looks yunny!

    Do you say crehhps or craayps? -> crêpes is how you write it in French and you say crehps :)

  12. Oh, wow... delish.

    I'll save our two cans to make this!

  13. I know! I've already heard about the shortage and I think I'll go through withdraw without it! That explains why my husband brought me home the huge 32oz can. I didn't gripe because I knew I'd have no problem using it all up. Now I'll have to start stocking itup when I see it! Good luck and let me know if you need me to mail you some - I can't have anyone deprived of the good stuff!

  14. Really? A shortage?

    Your bread looks so perfect.

  15. Someone else mentioned in a comment on my pumpkin bars if I had a hard time finding canned pumpkin and I couldn't understand why. I didn't know there was a shortage. It hasn't effected Virginia yet since I saw plenty of it about 2 weeks ago. Your bread looks great. Love pumpkin recipes.

  16. Oh my gosh! It is the SAME here in California! We went to the store for canned pumpkin to make scones the other day and they were fresh out. I seriously stood there flabbergasted for about 5 minutes, staring at the empty shelf, thinking 'how could this be?' The store clerk informed us that there is craze going around now to feed pumpkin to your dog. Apparently, it is somehow very healthy for them. Save some for the humans, by golly!! :-p (We ended up using pumpkin pie mix for the scones which did the trick in a snap...)

  17. They are out of pumpkin everywhere in Indianapolis too, except for giant cans. I have been looking for at least a month. Glad to know I'm not the only one going crazy over it! Keep up the good work.

  18. You kill me. I can't read your stuff without giggling! I say "craayps", "crehps" is too pretentious. And thank you for alerting me to the canned pumpkin shortage, horror of horrors!! I'm off to stock up, because this pumpkin bread must be made and eaten, immediately. Yumm-O!

  19. what an amazing fall recipe. this bread looks picture perfect.

  20. I say crepes with a long A. It bothers me when I hear people say "crehhps", but that is probably correct, I don't know. It really bothers me when Martha Stewart says "herb" and pronounces the H as in the man's name.

    This pumpkin bread looks good and I happen to have some pumpkin puree in my fridge from a can I opened a couple of weeks back. Will have to use pecans or walnuts, though. Don't want to go to the store.

    The scones below look excellent, too.

  21. Canned pumpkin shortage? Maybe it's just not the season for it? Maybe we'll see more of it in a few weeks. Then again, it could just be the rotten weather this season killed the squash crop. No worries for me. I really don't like pumpkin (but I'd still eat your bread).

    IHOP is the pits. I'm not that crazy about their pancakes. I remember loving to put all of those different syrups on my pancakes as a kid, but really the pancakes themselves are nothing to get excited about. The IHOP in my neighborhood is always overcrowded and rarely very clean. One time I ordered a breakfast special that was supposed to have hash browns on the side. I didn't get them, so I asked for them and they tried to CHARGE me for them. Then my boyfriend of the time was charged $2 for "extra fruit topping" because his banana pancakes didn't have much in the way of bananas and the "extra toppig" was like a half sliced banana!

  22. WHAT DID YOU MEAN ABOUT THE CIGARETTE?!!I trust that was just a humorous throwaway!!!

    And OMG, is that true about pumpkin? I have enough for my Thanksgiving Pumpkin Chiffon Pie, but not for buckets of pumpkin muffins. I think if I were stuck, I might use puréed butternut squash. Wadya think?

  23. Hazelnut and pumpkin sound SO good together! I haven't been able to find canned pumpkin either and it's been tempting me all around the blogosphere :)

  24. ihop forever won my allegiance with their carrot cake pancakes--they were amazing. lovely bread for the pumpkin-lover, emily!

  25. I was always a Denny's man. When I first started lifting weights, my buds and I would do a squat day, and then get the Lumberjack Slam... we just called it LBJS.

    Great twist on the pumpkin bread... I love the streusel top, you're just an all around awesome streusler :)

  26. ohhh that does look scrumptious! We're not short on canned pumpkins over here. Though I shop on base so I am not sure how many military wives with children have time to an easy solution. Join the military and get yourself an ID so you can have supplies of canned pumpkin at hand! ;-)

  27. Pumpkin shortage?? It can't be. I love making pumpkin everything this time of year. I do have some in my pantry right now, but I will have to check to see if it missing from the shelves here in RI too. I hope not!

    Lovely pumpkin bread! Hazelnuts are an awesome addition :)

  28. I totally was stumped by no canned pumpkin a couple months ago - they should always have pumpkin I think! This bread looks amazing!

  29. I'm glad I have two cans of pumpkin stashed in my pantry. I love pumpkin bread but every single one I make is not quite right. This one looks terrific and certainly canned pumpkin worthy! :)

  30. yum! yum! yum! oh, it is definitely time for fall! :)

  31. Thanks everyone!

    Bonjour Jean-Michel! I'm sorry about your diabetuhhhs. At least you still have Playboy.

    Christina, you're funny. Who knew you had such funny IHOP stories.
    I kind of feel like going back because you made it sound like fun.
    Blue Mountain Dew?

    Dolce, I say crehhps. That's how Jean-Michel would like it.

    Colin's Mom, a few hours ago I would have taken you up on your offer. I seriously need some right now. You don't understand. I HAVE to have canned pumpkin. Luckily my mom found some in St. Louis for me.

    Laurel, I had no idea! That's crazy!

    Lorie, we were taught to say crehhps in French class, so I think it's the correct way. I feel like a hillbilly when I say crayypes. So when I'm around non-French speaking people, I say crayypes. Except Eric.

    I don't blame you for not wanting to go to the store. Who wants to do that?

    Rachel, that kind of sounds like our experience. I'm surprised they didn't charge me for the crepes and pumpkin pancakes.
    I think you're right about the pumpkin crop. See, I reallllllly need pumpkin right now. You know?

    Sue! I don't smoke! That was a joke. Teehee. It's absolutely true what I say about the pumpkin. I think stores are getting a new shipment in, in early October. That's what my mom said. You could use squash. I think I'd just make my own pumpkin puree though.

  32. I always love the colour pumpkin adds to a dish - like sunshine!

  33. Looks soft and yummy! By the way, I post your recipe, the chipotle-cheddar biscuit. I used another pepper and Provolone cheese. Yummy!!

  34. I love pumpkin, they can't have a pumpkin shortage, that is horrible. I made pumpkin cupcakes once. Pumpkin I have learned is a great substitute for oil and such sort of like applesauce. You know this already! This bread looks delish!

    RE: comment you left on my blog, yes I wish I got chocolate everytime I went potty!

  35. I hope I can find some canned pumpkin in this neck of the woods to make delicious treats like this.

  36. Awhile ago I had a hard time looking for canned pumpkin, but it's on the grocery list for this week!!! Now I've gotta make pumpkin bread AND pancakes :D. The streusel on this is diiviiine.

  37. I made pumpkin bread this weekend too!!! But I love your hazelnut streusel, MUST try that. Yum!!! A pumpkin shortage is too terrible to contemplate.

  38. Hazelnuts takes this bread over the top! YUM!

  39. LOL - hmm, I think I'll skip the pancake diet. We can never buy canne dpumpkin here - always have to buy pumpkin and make mash as a substitute. Your pumpkin streusel bread looks dleish - perfect for anytime, really.

  40. Can't wait to try your suggested pancake diet (it better work, girl!) and the bread looks de-lish. Love a streusel topping! Hey, since I'll be on your pancake diet, does that mean I can't have any of this bread?
    That sucks.

  41. Oh, and I did notice that they were out of canned pumpkin here, too, all of a few hours away from you in Kansas. ??? Oh, they had pumpkin pie filling, but no regular pumpkin. 'Sup?

  42. Oh my, that looks great. There is a pumpkin shortage here too. I've been looking everywhere because Pumpkin Biscotti was in my plans this week. I'm hitting a few other stores tomorrow & plan to stock up if I'm fortunate enough to find some. Who would have thought it? My husband manages a grocery store & said he's never seen anything like it.

  43. Oh my, this looks amazing! I truly heart pumpkin stuff. I cannot wait to get back from my trip to make this! We're not having a canned pumpkin shortage in my area...I've noticed that the small cans of it aren't available but we have plenty of the big ones. Do you need me to mail you some?

  44. Emeline, these look like autumn heaen in a slice! I shall have to make them this weekend I think!xx

  45. Oh! This pumpkin bread looks so yummie and I bet you that tastes just wonderful...I will definitely try it, since there are lots of pumpkin at the groceries :-)

  46. You know what's funny? My mom, who works in retail in a foods department, just told me yesterday that the canned pumpkin FINALLY came in and was gone in no time. What the duck, Libby's? You know this time of year is the pumpkin's time to shine! ;)

    Random question: the texture of the pumpkin pancakes... is it comparable to that of regular pancakes? (I've never been a fan of regular ones)

  47. I love pumpkin bread! Made some today and my house still smells amazing!

  48. I love this bread Emily, specially tht streusel topping, that's really smart. But what I really loved was your pancake diet! You should totally register that!!! I have a real pumpkin getting ripe on my balcony, if you want...

  49. I say "craaype". I don't say "crehp" unless I'm speaking French.
    Can you have a cigarette at IHOP? Are you allowed to smoke indoors in Missouri? In Florida you can't smoke in clubs and restaurants.

  50. Chipmuk,
    Oh yes there is a shortage of pumpkin Chuck Brown. Last year one of the hurricanes wiped out the Libby's people pumpkin patches. Now that patch was for this years tinned
    (canned) pumpkin. But the good people at Libby's have said it will be here in time for Thanksgiving. I found some in Wally World (i.e. Walmart). Love Hazelnuts - so this evening when I get home from work I will commence baking.
    But if you take up to a 6lb pumpkin, cut that little sucker in half, remove seeds, turn cut side down on baking tray, put in oven at 450 degrees till soft, scoop out,
    mash, drain in sieve voila pumpkin puree ready for backing.

  51. amazing!
    can't wait to make it and it's not even autumn right now haha.

    keep up the good work with your blog!!