Easiest Pumpkin Spice Loaf

Let’s talk about the EASIEST Pumpkin Spice Loaf you will ever make. When I say easy I mean it, the loaf itself only has 3 ingredients…Yes I said 3- spice cake mix (ain’t nothing wrong with box cake mix), pumpkin puree, and chocolate chips. The Pumpkin Spice Loaf is delicious on its own, it is so moist and who doesn’t love chocolate chips in their pumpkin bread. Then the brown sugar streusel that tops it is what makes this pumpkin spice loaf so mouth wateringly good and over the top. The streusel brings a buttery, crisp, brown sugar goodness that can’t be beat.

Speaking of things that can’t be beat, the VANDALS won their 6th game this season last weekend and are officially BOWL GAME ELIGIBLE! I am so so proud and excited for the team and the coaches for all their hard work, late nights, and team work that has made this season so successful! I can barely contain my excitement!

Ok now back to this literally Easiest Pumpkin Spice Loaf and with Thanksgiving 1 week away from today, it is the perfect treat to make and share with your loved ones. If you’re not in charge of making a Thanksgiving feast dish, this is a great gift to bring to the host or have for guests who may be staying with you for the long holiday weekend. Bake it up, wrap it in parchment paper, tie a bow on it and deliver it with a hug, whoever you share it with will be so thankful to have a yummy treat they can enjoy for breakfast, dessert or nibble on throughout the day. Processed with VSCO with a5 presetI love a big slice of this with a cup of coffee, a fire in the fireplace and some holiday catalogs to get me excited for the holiday season. The streusel topping makes me so happy, I’d like to bake it by itself and put it on top of everything.
After I took these pictures I used that fork to eat these slices 😀 It’s just soo good. I ate almost the entire thing in 5 days by myself! Not sure if I’m proud of that, but I couldn’t resist. Make this and thank me later! Also if you’re looking for more thanksgiving inspiration here’s a few recipes for thought:

Easiest Pumpkin Spice Loaf

  • Servings: 10-12
  • Difficulty: easy
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The easiest Pumpkin Spice Loaf you will ever make with chocolate chips and a brown sugar streusel topping.


  • 2/3 cup old fashioned oats
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon pumpkin spice
  • 1/4 cup salted butter, cold
  • 1 tablespoon chocolate chips
  • 16.5 ounce box spice cake mix
  • 15 ounces pumpkin puree
  • 1 cup chocolate chips


Preheat oven to 350º F

Begin by making the Brown Sugar Streusel topping, in a mixing bowl combine the oats, brown sugar, flour, and pumpkin spice. Cut the butter into small cubes and toss into the streusel mixture, using a pastry cutter, a fork or your hands to combine the butter into the streusel mixture until it resembles coarse crumbs. Stir in the 1 tablespoon of chocolate chips and set the mixture aside.

Next for the Pumpkin Spice loaf, in a separate large mixing bowl combine the spice cake mix and pumpkin puree until thoroughly mixed together and then fold in the 1 cup of chocolate chips. Spray a 9 by 5 inch loaf pan with cooking spray and spread the pumpkin spice mixture evenly into the pan. Place in the oven and bake for 20 minutes initially.

Remove the pumpkin spice loaf from the oven at the 20 minute mark and top it with the streusel topping, lightly pressing it into the top of the loaf, covering it evenly in a thick layer. Put the loaf with the streusel topping back in the oven and continue to bake for an additional 40-45 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the middle of the loaf comes out clean.

Let the loaf cool completely before removing it from the loaf pan. Cut into thick slices and serve.

It may seem like the streusel won’t all fit on the top of the loaf, but by lightly pressing it will stick to itself as well as the loaf and should remain in place while baking (plus the more streusel the better). If the streusel starts getting too brown while baking lightly tent the loaf with foil and continue baking until the loaf itself is done. Store in the loaf pan or container covered with foil for up to a week.

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xo CB

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