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Braided Pumpkin and Cinnamon Brioche Bread

Moist braided Pumpkin and Cinnamon Brioche Bread. You will not be able to stop from eating it!

Grab a cup of coffee or tea and have a slice of my Braided Pumpkin and Cinnamon Brioche Bread. You will not resist the temptation of having a second one!

Braided Pumpkin and Cinnamon Brioche Bread

Fall is synonymous with everything pumpkin! More pumpkin dessert recipes not to miss include moist mini bundt pumpkin cakes, pumpkin chocolate bread, pumpkin pancakes, pumpkin and pear bundt cake, or creamy pumpkin flan!

We were in New York over the weekend and while walking through Central Park. I grabbed a cup of double espresso and a pumpkin brioche with it! That brioche has started everything…I loved it, was deliciously moist but was missing something….cinnamon 🙂 Spiced cinnamon and pumpkin is a perfect fall match. Got back home and started looking for the perfect pumpkin and cinnamon recipe. This Braided Pumpkin and Cinnamon Brioche Bread is hands down one of the best breads ever. Just delicious! Moist, full of pumpkin flavor and spiced cinnamon between the doughy layers. You will not be able to stop from eating it! Just as I writing this I am having my second slice this morning 🙂

Braided Pumpkin and Cinnamon Brioche Bread

The dough is really easy to work with and you have to let it sit just for a hour and a half. It doesn’t require a lot of ingredients, just pumpkin puree (I used  The Organic Pumpkin Puree), butter, flour, sugar, dry yeast and of course cinnamon and nutmeg.

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Braided Pumpkin and Cinnamon Brioche Bread

Braided Pumpkin and Cinnamon Brioche Bread


Pumpkin Brioche Bread

  • 5 tbsp pumpkin puree
  • 3 cups flour
  • 2/3 cups sugar
  • 3 tsp dry yeast
  • 2 large eggs at room temperature
  • zest from one lemon
  • 1/2 butter stick melted

Spiced Cinnamon

  • 1 stick butter, softened
  • 2/3 cups sugar
  • 4 tsp of cinnamon
  • 1 tsp nutmeg


  1. Put the pumpkin puree in a bowl together with the flour, dry yeast, sugar and zest from one lemon. Add one egg at a time and knead. Add the salt and continue to knead until the consistency is smooth and homogeneous. Add the melted butter a little at a time while continuing to mix until it is well absorbed. Adjust with more flour if needed.
  2. Shape into a ball, place in a lightly greased bowl, cover with plastic wrap and let rise in a warm spot for 1 ½ hours or until the dough has doubled in volume.
  3. Preheat the oven at 350F/ 180C.
  4. Deflate and roll out into a rectangle.
  5. Mix the softened butter with the sugar and spices and spread on the surface of the rectangle.
  6. Roll up, starting from the longest side.
  7. Cut the roll obtained in half lengthwise, leaving the top end united.
  8. Twist the two halves leaving the upper section of the cut, so that it has good sequence of folds.
  9. Compact and place in a baking pan. Bake for about 45 minutes.
  10. Remove from oven, allow to cool or serve warm.
  11. Enjoy!


This recipe was adapted from La formula Del Biscotto blog.

Nutrition Information:

Serving Size:

1 grams

Amount Per Serving: Unsaturated Fat: 0g





Sunday 5th of November 2023

Mine isn't rising at all and I'm curious about the lack of liquid. I added more puree and a smidgen of water just to get it to be dough of any sort. Is something missing off the recipe?

Adore Foods

Sunday 5th of November 2023

Hi Francine, not sure why yours is not rising, usually has to do with the dry yeast not being activated. It has to do with the temperature of the melted butter, if it's too hot, the yeast will be killed, if it's cold will not get activated. The melted butter has to be warm for the yeast to work its magic. Just to double check, you have added 2 large eggs to the mixture and 1/2 US butter stick (1/4 cup melted butter) Hope it works out for you :)


Thursday 23rd of April 2020

You have salt in the recipe instructions but not on the list of ingredients. Also,is the dough supposed to be very dense? I am in the proofing process at the moment and it took a very long time to get a cohesive dough to form. Is this typical or did I miss something? It smells divine!


Tuesday 28th of October 2014

What an absolutely incredible bread! Cinnamon and pumpkin are amazing together and this looks perfect.

Oana Iancu

Wednesday 29th of October 2014

Thank you so much!I really enjoyed this pumpkin bread, so moist


Thursday 23rd of October 2014

Nommm.... I love that it is a broiche with pumpkin. Looks super moist. I feel like I need to lie down in a pile of golden and orange leaves now. One hand with a slice of this bread, and the other hand with a cup of hot coffee. :)

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