Pumpkin Cream Cheese Bread Recipe fluffy, rich, moist and dripping with notes of pumpkin, spice, and everything nice! This bread has a marvelous texture, so much so that it's been in the family recipe vault for years, minus the cheesecake-like center.
Preheat the oven to 350°F/175°C and grease and flour a 9x5 inch loaf pan, set aside.
Add the egg, sugar, room temp cream cheese, vanilla extract, and flour to a glass bowl.
Beat on medium-high speed until well combined and silky.
Add the flour, light brown sugar, baking powder, cinnamon, and sea salt to a glass bowl whisk to combine. Add the chilled butter and cut in with a pastry cutter or fork until peas sized lumps form. Add the oats and mix until clumps form into crumb topping. Place in the fridge until needed.
Combine the egg, allspice, nutmeg, cinnamon, Greek yogurt, pumpkin puree, vanilla extract, dark brown sugar, and unsweetened applesauce.
Whisk to combine thoroughly.
Then add the baking soda, baking powder, flour, and sea salt.
Stir gently with a rubber spatula until just combined. Do NOT beat the batter it likes to be treated gently!
Pour or scoop about ⅔ of the batter into the bottom of the prepared loaf pan.
Evenly pour the Cream Cheese Filling on top, smooth with a rubber spatula or the backside of a spoon.
Then pour the rest of the Pumpkin Bread Batter over the top, gently smooth the batter so it covers the top of the cream cheese filling. Again we are being gentle here so we don't disturb the Cream Cheese Filling. Top with Cinnamon Oatmeal Crumble.
Bake for 40 minutes and then test the center with a toothpick inserted in the center, it should come out clean, or with just a few moist cooked crumbs, not raw batter. The top should be domed and golden and the edges golden brown too. If golden and not cooked then tent with foil and cook an additional 10 minutes. Remove from the oven, and cool bread in the pan on a rack for about 15 minutes. Turn out on a wire rack and cool for another 15 minutes if needed.
Slice to desired thickness and serve with a pat of butter or drizzle of icing.