Healthier Double Crumb Cinnamon Roll Pumpkin Bread is moist and filled with a double sugary cinnamon roll filling! It is the best of both worlds that is easy to make, delicious and guilt free!
It goes something like this. I love cinnamon rolls. And I love pumpkin.
In all honestly, the most appealing part of the cinnamon roll is the cinnamon, sugary filling that is gooey and finger licking good. The gooey the better.
A few memories arise when I think of cinnamon rolls. And I am not talking about being summoned by Cinnabon’s aroma while walking through the airport. Rather, the times when my mom and I would go out to dinner at a favorite restaurant, to only eat dessert first as they serve mini cinnamon rolls with their bread baskets. Um, yes please. Over and over. Upon arriving at the table, we would dig into the basket to snag a the piping hot cinnamon. The flakey and buttery bread all encasing the prized filling. I learned from those moments that you promptly eat the gooey brown butter filling first as that is what dreams were made of.
Then when fall rolls around, I start to crave all things butternut squash and pumpkin. Pumpkin bread in particular. In my barista days at Starbucks, beyond learning how to make one killer latte and iced coffee, I found my first pumpkin obsession. Their pumpkin bread. Soft, moist and full of spice. Perfection. But probably not the friendliest with my swimsuit.
Fast forward to today, where I collide the two worlds with one epic treat that is sure to please the cinnamon roll lovers and the pumpkin lovers all in one bite. Much like my brown butter apple bread, I subbed out the oil and butter with pumpkin puree, and forgo the white sugar for coconut sugar. The puree not only elevates the pumpkin spice flavor but it also provides moisture so oil and butter are not needed.
Then the filling. The best part if you ask me. With double the amount of cinnamon, sugary crumbs, each and every bite is loaded with the gooey and crystallized sugar filling to warm you mouth and send your taste buds dancing.
The only way to top this bread, is to serve a piece warmed up and slathered with cinnamon maple butter. Oh lawdy!
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