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The Best Pull Apart Pumpkin Spice Bread with Cinnamon Icing

The best pull apart pumpkin spice bread with cinnamon icing is an easy recipe to make with canned biscuits.

The easy pumpkin bread recipe is perfect for the fall and is made with all of the seasonal spices, including cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger, and cloves.

If you love all things pumpkin, this recipe is for you.

Easy Pull-Apart Bread For Pumpkin Season

Picture of pumpkin pull apart bread in a glass dish.

One of the best things about this pull apart cinnamon sugar pumpkin bread is that you don’t need to make any dough, wait for dough to rise, or knead dough.

You’ll be using canned biscuits and they come out absolutely delicious.

Pull apart bread is a very easy recipe and can be made in a variety of flavors for different times of the year.

This might be one of my all-time favorite pumpkin desserts. It’s sweet, pumpkin-y, filled with wonderful fall spices, and super easy to make.

It really doesn’t get simpler than that.

I’ve seen this easy pumpkin recipe in a lot of places and thought it would be fun to try and I just love it.

The icing is made with cinnamon, powdered sugar, vanilla, and cream. When you add it to the dessert and then let it cool, it kind of has a touch of a crunchy texture and that makes it just perfect.

Watch How To Make The Best Pull Apart Pumpkin Spice Bread with Cinnamon Icing

I actually made this twice and added three-fourths of a cup of pumpkin the first time. It was a little too much pumpkin in my opinion (is that possible?), so I added less the second time and I like the way it turned out.

I kinda think this is one of the best pumpkin recipes out there and has become a yearly tradition around my house.

My youngest really enjoyed the pumpkin pull-apart bread and wanted seconds. Pumpkin puree recipes are always a fun treat during the fall months.

What Ingredients Are Needed For The Pumpkin Dessert Recipe?

  • Pumpkin puree
  • Sugar
  • Vanilla extract
  • Cinnamon
  • Ground cloves
  • Nutmeg
  • Ginger
  • Butter
  • Flaky layer biscuits
  • Powdered sugar
  • Heavy cream

Tools Needed For The Pumpkin Pull-Apart Loaf

  • Oven
  • Mixing bowls
  • Measuring spoons
  • Spatula
  • Knife
  • Bread pan
  • Nonstick cooking spray

Full printable recipe with measurements and instructions listed at the bottom of the post in the recipe card.

Picture of icing being poured over the pumpkin pull apart bread.

How To Make Pumpkin Pull-Apart Loaf

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Spray and flour bread pan with nonstick cooking spray.

  1. In a medium-sized bowl combine the pumpkin puree, 1/4 cup sugar, 1 teaspoon of ground cinnamon, vanilla extract, cloves, nutmeg, and ginger and mix well.
  2. In a small bowl combine the remainder of the sugar and cinnamon.
  3. Break each pre-made biscuit dough in half, creating 16 biscuits and butter each side.
  4. Spread the pumpkin puree mixture on the top side of the biscuit and sprinkle a small amount of the cinnamon sugar mixture over the puree. Butter and add the next biscuit.
  5. Create four piles of biscuits. Be sure to leave the two end pieces, that will be at the end of the loaf, without pumpkin mixture.
  6. Place the biscuits into the loaf pan.
  7. Bake for 45-minutes. If the top is getting too brown, cover with tinfoil for the remainder of the baking time.
  8. Let it cool for about 10 minutes.
  9. In a small bowl, mix the powdered sugar, vanilla, cinnamon, and cream.
  10. Pour over the pull apart spice bread.

Step-By-Step Instructions For Pull Apart Pumpkin Spice Bread

Picture of canned pumpkin in a glass bowl

Add the canned pumpkin to a medium-sized bowl.

Picture of pumpkin puree and sugar in a glass bowl.

Next, add the sugar to the bowl. 

Picture of sugar, pumpkin, and vanilla in a glass bowl

Pour the vanilla extract into the bowl. 

Picture of pumpkin, sugar, vanilla, and spices in a glass bowl.

Add the cinnamon, cloves, nutmeg, and ginger to the mixture.

You can use the pumpkin pie spice and it will still be delicious, but I like to add the different spices to this pumpkin puree recipe.

I think the spices bring out a lot more flavor in the dessert. I almost always opt for these individual spices in fall desserts.

Mix everything together with a fork and set aside. 

Picture of cinnamon and sugar in a glass bowl

Now, add the remainder of the cinnamon and sugar to a small bowl. Mix and set aside. You’ll use it in the next step.

Picture of canned biscuits, pumpkin puree mix and sugar cinnamon mixture.

Grab your can of biscuits. Split each individual biscuit in half, for a total of 16 biscuits.

If you have kids you’ll love this recipe because it creates 16 equal slices.

Butter each side, with melted butter, and spread a little bit of pumpkin puree mixture on top.

Sprinkle with the cinnamon-sugar mixture, stack, and create four piles of four biscuits and puree mix. 

Picture of pumpkin pull apart bread in a glass bread dish.

Add your biscuits to a greased and floured bread pan in a long single stack and bake for approximately 45-minutes.

If the top is starting to get a little too brown, put some tinfoil over the top and let it bake the remainder of the time. 

Cinnamon Icing

Picture of powdered sugar, vanilla, cinnamon, and cream in a glass bowl.

Add the powdered sugar, vanilla, cinnamon, and cream to a small bowl. Mix everything together until it’s well blended.

If you’d like it thicker, add more powdered sugar. To make it thinner, add a teaspoon of cream at a time. It can get runny pretty fast, so start small.

Picture of icing being poured over the pumpkin pull apart bread.

Once the pull apart bread bakes, let it cool for about 10 minutes. You can either leave it in the pan or take the bread out to add the icing.

Pour the cinnamon glaze icing over the top until it’s covered.

You can also reserve a little of the icing and pour it over the individual pieces, as well.

Variations To The Icing

You can add different flavors to the homemade icing including maple syrup for maple glaze, orange juice for orange glaze, lemon juice, and more!

Picture of pumpkin pull apart bread in a glass dish.

How To Store Pumpkin Bread

Store the bread in the refrigerator in an airtight container or cover with plastic wrap. To reheat, place a piece on a microwave-safe plate and cook for about 20 seconds.

Add Some Variety To Pumpkin Pull Apart Bread

  1. Chocolate Chip Twist: Add a burst of chocolate. Fill the bread with chocolate chips and drizzle with chocolate syrup and cinnamon icing. The perfect fall treat!
  2. Nutty Pumpkin Delight: Experience the crunch by packing the bread with toasted walnuts or pecans. Autumn’s best!
  3. Caramel Drizzle: Dive into a sweet surprise with caramel perfection. Top with a luxurious caramel drizzle and cinnamon icing. Fall’s finest!
  4. Apple Infusion: Bite into autumn with Apple-Pumpkin Pull Apart Bread. Mix in soft apple chunks, pumpkin spice, and top with cinnamon glaze. The essence of fall!

More Delicious Desserts

Pumpkin bread with icing on an orange plate

Be sure to grab the recipe for the best pull apart pumpkin spice bread with cinnamon icing.

It’s a great dessert during the fall season and if you’re a pumpkin fan this will become one of your favorite recipes.

Pour a glass of warm milk and eat a couple of slices of pull apart bread and you’ll be in heaven.

Picture of pumpkin pull apart bread in a glass dish.

Pull-Apart Pumpkin Spice Bread with Cinnamon Icing

Yield: 16 pieces
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 45 minutes
Additional Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 10 minutes

Pull Apart Pumpkin Spice Bread with Cinnamon Icing is a great recipe to make with canned biscuits. The pull apart bread recipe is perfect for the fall and is made with all of the seasonal spices, including cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger, and cloves.

Ingredients

Bread

  • 1/2 cup pumpkin puree
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar (divided in half)
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 teaspoons cinnamon (reserve 1 tsp for cinnamon sugar blend)
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1/4 teaspoon ginger
  • 2 Tablespoons butter (melted)
  • 1 can flaky layer biscuits (8 count)

Cinnamon Icing

  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon vanilla
  • 3 Tablespoons cream (or milk)

Instructions

Preheat oven to 350-degrees

Spray and flour a 9x5-inch loaf pan

  1. Add the pumpkin puree, 1/4 cup sugar, 1 tsp. cinnamon, vanilla, cloves, nutmeg, and ginger to a medium bowl. Mix everything together.
  2. Add the remainder of the sugar and cinnamon to a small bowl and mix together.
  3. Break each biscuit in half, creating 16 biscuits. Butter each side. Spread the pumpkin puree mixture on the top side of the biscuit and sprinkle with a small amount of the cinnamon sugar mixture. Butter and add the next biscuit.
  4. Create four piles of biscuits. Be sure to leave the two end pieces, that will be at the end of the loaf, without pumpkin mixture.
  5. Bake for 45-minutes. If the top is getting too brown, cover with tinfoil for the remainder of the time.
  6. Let it cool for about 10 minutes.
  7. In a small bowl, mix the powdered sugar, vanilla, cinnamon, and cream. Pour over the pull apart spice bread.

Notes

If the pumpkin loaf starts to brown too much while baking, place a piece of aluminum foil over the top until it is done.

If the icing is too thick, add a small amount of cream to thin it out. If it's too thin, add a little more powdered sugar to thicken it.

Optional: You can line the loaf pan with some parchment paper to lift the pumpkin bread out easily.

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 16 pieces Serving Size: 1 piece
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 130Total Fat: 3.4gSaturated Fat: 1.5gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 4mgSodium: 261mgCarbohydrates: 23.7gFiber: 1gSugar: 12g

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Helen at the Lazy Gastronome

Friday 22nd of September 2023

This looks like a loaf of sweet french toast!! Visiting from the Full Plate Thursday party. I'd love it if you visited our party - What's for Dinner. https://lazygastronome.com/whats-for-dinner-sunday-link-up-437/

Rosalie Grodin

Wednesday 26th of September 2018

You can use it to make tea. This is 1 of the popular organic treatment for heartburn.

Julie Pollitt

Wednesday 26th of September 2018

Hi Rosalie! Are you talking about one of the spices?

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Wednesday 19th of September 2018

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Julie Pollitt

Thursday 20th of September 2018

Hi Marilyn, That's so exciting! Thank you so much. I was just over there visiting and loved the surprise.

Have a good day!

Miz Helen

Tuesday 18th of September 2018

What a great idea for this recipe, it looks delicious! Thanks so much for sharing with us at Full Plate Thursday, your post is awesome. Hope you are having a great week and come back to see us soon! Miz Helen

Julie Pollitt

Tuesday 18th of September 2018

Hi Mix Helen! Thanks!

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