Best Pumpkin Bread – Is it Really?

 The BEST Pumpkin Bread with Brown Butter Maple Icing

For the first recipe that I am trying for the “BEST OF” Pinterest recipes, I am going full Fall and trying the “The BEST Pumpkin Bread with Brown Butter Maple Icing” recipe from The Domestic Rebel that I found on Pinterest.

I have been loving and craving everything pumpkin, especially since it is officially Fall. Nothing says Fall like…


I am so excited to try this recipe because I have been looking for a good Pumpkin Bread recipe forever.

I am normally someone who takes a recipe and tweaks it to make it my own, but in this case, I followed the recipe for the Pumpkin Bread to a “T”. And let me say I am so glad that I did! The bread came out so delicious and moist. It felt like it just melted in my mouth. You could really taste all the amazing flavors of the spices and pumpkin throughout. The spices were not overpowering in any way and allowed for the flavor of the actual pumpkin puree to be the “star of the show”.

Now for the actual Brown Butter Maple Icing, I cannot say that I followed the exact ingredients for the Icing because I ran out of butter LOL!  So; my icing turned out to be just a Maple Icing, which was still absolutely amazing and so yummy. The icing complemented the pumpkin bread so well, the flavors just blended into something that just made my taste buds so happy.

Of course, I had to share the Pumpkin Bread with Maple Icing with my family to see if they were tasting the same thing I was. And let me tell you…They LOVED it and wanted to know when they can have some more.

The final verdict on this “BEST OF” Pinterest recipes is…*Drum Roll*…it’s a…

I was honestly pleasantly surprised with the outcome of this recipe. I must say if you love Pumpkin Bread as much as I do, you should definitely give this recipe a try.  Click here for the link to the original recipe.

Pumpkin Bread Ingredients

5 from 1 vote

The BEST Pumpkin Bread with Brown Butter Maple Icing

Per Hayley Parker, The Domestic Rebel - Perfectly spiced, moist and tender, this Pumpkin Bread will soon become a family favorite! Leave it naked if you wish, or stud it with nuts - however, I prefer mine with this simple brown butter maple glaze. I'm sure you will, too!

Course Dessert
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 50 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 10 minutes
Servings 8
Author Hayley Parker, The Domestic Rebel



  • ½ cup butter softened (I used Land O Lakes)
  • 1 cup dark brown sugar
  • 1 cup canned pumpkin puree the puree, NOT pumpkin pie filling!
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 & ½ tsp ground cinnamon
  • ½ tsp ground ginger
  • ¼ tsp ground nutmeg
  • ¼ tsp ground cloves
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 & ½ cups all-purpose flour


  • ½ cup 1 stick butter
  • 1 - 1 & ½ cups powdered sugar start with one cup and add more if glaze is too runny
  • 1-2 Tbsp maple syrup
  • ¼ cup milk optional if glaze is too thick


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Liberally grease a 9" loaf pan with cooking spray and set aside.
  2. Meanwhile, in a bowl combine all of the above bread ingredients and beat at medium speed with a handheld mixer, scraping down the sides of the bowl, until well-mixed.
  3. Pour the bread mixture into the prepared pan. Bake for approx. 40-50 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out mostly clean or with a couple moist crumbs (not wet). Cool for about 15 minutes, then very gently remove from pan and transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.
  4. While bread cools, make your glaze: in a small saucepan, heat butter over medium-low heat until melted. Continue cooking, watching butter carefully, until it sizzles and begins to turn amber in color, about 4-5 minutes. Do not overcook because it can quickly burn! When butter looks caramel-colored and smells kind of nutty, it's done. Remove butter from heat and cool completely. Then stir in the powdered sugar and maple syrup until a soft glaze has formed.
  5. Pour the glaze generously over top of the pumpkin loaf and let it set, about 30 minutes. Cut into slices and serve!


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