Cinnamon Pumpkin Bread

Did you think I’ve been ignoring you? I think I have been, too. This week has been one of those weeks. Rather, this year has been one of those years, but it’s all come to a head this week. And someday soon I’ll tell you about it all, but in the meantime I’m going to fatten you up with pumpkin bread and apologize profusely.

Lots of splendid recipes coming up next week.

Now go. Bake. Eat. Enjoy your weekend. You are loved.

Don’t believe me? How does cinnamon chips and a secret layer of cream cheese suit you?

Yeah. I told you I loved you.


Cinnamon Pumpkin Bread


2 eggs
1 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup coconut oil, softened
15 ounces pureed pumpkin
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 tablespoon cinnamon
2 cups white or spelt flour
1 1/2 cups cinnamon chips
1 teaspoon vanilla
8 ounces cream cheese, cut in half lengthwise


In a large bowl, combine the eggs, brown sugar, and coconut oil. Beat until fluffy. Add the pumpkin puree, baking powder, salt, flour and vanilla. Mix together just until combined. Fold in the cinnamon chips.

Grease and flour a large loaf pan. Spoon the all batter into the pan, then use a spoon to scoop a strip of batter from the center of the bread pan. Place the cream cheese edge-to-edge in the middle of the batter, then cover the cream cheese with the remaining batter.

Bake in an oven preheated to 350 degrees for about an hour, or just until the center of the bread springs back to the touch. Cool completely before turning out of your bread pan, slicing, and serving. Enjoy!

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49 Responses to “Cinnamon Pumpkin Bread”

  1. 1

    Bev Weidner on September 9, 2011 at 4:20 pm Reply

    If there was a way for me to canoe myself through that bread, I would NOT be afraid to do it.

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    Sherry on September 9, 2011 at 7:21 pm Reply

    Hello there, stranger! This sounds so yummy! Take care of yourself and your family and keep your delicious recipes coming:)

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    Mary on September 10, 2011 at 7:59 am Reply

    This really is a lovely loaf of bread. I am new to your blog, so I took some extra time to browse through your earlier entries. I’m so glad I did that. I really love the food and recipes you share with your readers and I’ll definitely be back. I hope you have a great day. Blessings…Mary

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    Alison @ Ingredients, Inc. on September 10, 2011 at 10:09 am Reply

    looks great!

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    Jacqi on September 10, 2011 at 1:42 pm Reply

    Totally making this tomorrow… hope I can find the cinnamon chips.

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    Betsy on September 10, 2011 at 4:44 pm Reply

    You, lovely, just got yourself bumped to official girl-crush status with me. I hope you don’t mind – but, honestly…cinnamon chips, pumpkin, AND secret cream cheese? I can’t even. :-)

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    Katrina on September 11, 2011 at 5:02 pm Reply

    This sounds heavenly! Yum!

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    Lindsay @ Schnoodle Soup on September 12, 2011 at 6:12 am Reply

    Cinnamon chips are an underrated ingredient. This pretty much sounds like my dream bread too. Definitely making soon – thanks for the recipe!

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    Torri on September 12, 2011 at 8:56 am Reply

    Where do you get coconut oil from? I would love to try this but sure don’t have 1/2 a cup of coconut oil lying around…

    • Brooke replied: — September 12th, 2011 @ 1:22 pm

      You can get it in the oil section at most local grocery stores. I purchase mine from Kroger for about $7. Lately I’ve been using the LouAna brand, but any old coconut oil will do. Of course, if you can afford it, go for the organic kind. A little more pricey, but I always think it’s worth it!

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    Michele Brown on September 12, 2011 at 9:11 am Reply

    I made this yesterday and it is delicious! Thanks for sharing your amazing recipes!

    • Brooke replied: — September 12th, 2011 @ 2:22 pm

      Oh! I’m so glad it worked for you, Aunt Michele!

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    Cupcake Activist on September 12, 2011 at 2:38 pm Reply

    I love pumpkin bread, but have never baked with cream cheese in it. I have to try this. THanks!

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    Brynne on September 12, 2011 at 3:32 pm Reply

    Does coconut oil make a difference in the recipe? Can it be substituted with regular oil?

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    anna on September 12, 2011 at 6:13 pm Reply

    second brynne’s coconut oil question. otherwise just – WOW!

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    Michele Powell on September 12, 2011 at 8:57 pm Reply

    Where do I get cinnamon chips? I checked Fred Meyer (Kroger) and Walmart.

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    Tracy on September 13, 2011 at 11:31 am Reply

    I can’t find pumpkin anywhere! Five stores, all out. They tell me there is a nationwide shortage! And I have the cinamon chips already.

    • Brooke replied: — September 13th, 2011 @ 11:32 pm

      Oh, gracious! That’s terrible! We have all sorts of pumpkin available here in Colorado. Fingers crossed you’ll find it somewhere soon!

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    Charlotte on September 15, 2011 at 7:57 am Reply

    @ Michele Powell – I get my cinnamon chips at Albertson’s.

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    Veronica on September 16, 2011 at 5:04 pm Reply

    You forgot to put “cinnamon” in the instructions… so I forgot to add the 1TBSP of cinnamon into the batter before baking. :(

    • Brooke replied: — September 18th, 2011 @ 9:15 pm

      Nice call, Veronica!

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    Giveaway Hound on September 20, 2011 at 8:18 pm Reply

    This looks delish!

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    Chessa on September 23, 2011 at 12:24 pm Reply

    YUM! Can’t wait to try this! TFS

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    Kim Thorne on September 23, 2011 at 6:33 pm Reply

    Can I put this in muffin form? My kids love to grab muffins to go as they run to the bus stop or work. Do you think those muffins could be frozen?

    • Brooke replied: — September 23rd, 2011 @ 9:24 pm

      I do think they could work as muffins. As for freezing them, you might want to try a small batch in the freezer first. I’m not sure if the cream cheese would defrost all mushy like. ;)

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    Kim Thorne on September 29, 2011 at 11:11 am Reply

    when is the recipe do I add the 1 tablespoon of cinnamon-wow that seems like a lot of it!

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    Jenni B. on September 30, 2011 at 12:04 am Reply

    I was introduced to your blog this week (from my fav. radio station’s FB page) and had to try this recipe! I didn’t have cinnamon chips so I subbed 1 cup pecans instead. It was still delicious! I LOVE the cream cheese layer! Can’t wait to try your pumpkin praline ice cream recipe, too!

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    Sharon at Momof6 on October 9, 2011 at 6:06 am Reply

    This just sounds so delicious! I love the idea of the cream cheese center, and I purchased cinnamon chips during a visit to the Hershey Chocolate World this summer, and have no idea of what to do with them. Thanks for the inspiration! I am going to feature a picture and a link to this post on my Sunday (10/9) Links to Love post over at

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    justcallmejo on October 15, 2011 at 1:50 pm Reply

    What are cinnamon chips? Are they like chocolate chips but cinnamon flavour? Can’t find these anywhere but they sound yummy! Hopefully will have enough cinnamon without them…loaf is cooking right now! Love your photos – they are making me hungry just looking at them – thanks for the recipe!

    • Brooke replied: — October 16th, 2011 @ 10:55 pm

      Yes! That is exactly what they are! So sorry you can’t find them! I have to hunt them down, and sometimes even request them, from local grocery stores. The chips are made by Hershey’s, so I imagine you could put in a request at your own local grocers to start stocking them. You never know! Sometimes they listen to their customers!

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    Susannah on October 24, 2011 at 12:54 pm Reply

    I just ordered the Cinnamon Chips directly from the Hershey’s website…not that expensive and so worth the extra flavor in the bread! :)

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    Jennifer on October 24, 2011 at 6:30 pm Reply

    I am dying to make this recipe, but I can’t find cinnamon chips. Can I just add more cinnamon instead? And if so, how much?

    • Brooke replied: — October 24th, 2011 @ 6:36 pm

      Hi Jennifer! Feel free to just omit the cinnamon chips, or make it with semi-sweet chocolate chips. You’ll love it either way!

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    Amanda on November 10, 2011 at 1:35 pm Reply

    Hi, I just found your site. I love it! You’re fabulous! I just tried this recipe. I made them into muffins instead of bread, I didn’t have the time to wait for the bread. I also left out the cream cheese and used it instead for frosting. So delicious. Thanks for sharing:)

    • Brooke replied: — November 11th, 2011 @ 9:53 am

      Welcome, Amanda! So glad it worked for you!

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    marlene on November 10, 2011 at 7:45 pm Reply

    this sounds so good I make Pumpkin bread 2 times a month, my family loves it I am going to try this one next ,comments to come

    • Brooke replied: — November 11th, 2011 @ 9:53 am

      Oh, wondrous! ENJOY!

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    Debbie Elder on January 14, 2012 at 5:03 pm Reply

    Fixin to make this. Is the brown sugar packed or does it matter? Going to try and do two smaller medium loaves with this recipe. Cant wait!

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    Roxy on October 3, 2012 at 7:11 am Reply

    I LOVE this! I made it last night and brought it in to work for my coworkers and everyone is raving! This one is going to be a new fall tradition, thanks!

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    Chelsey on September 22, 2014 at 8:25 pm Reply

    Bummer…I also totally forgot to add the cinnamon, because it wasn’t included in the instructions. :( I’m hoping it still tastes okay!!

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