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pecans and perfect amount of spices in this pumpkin pecan coffee cake for breakfast or delicious snack.

Pumpkin Pecan Coffee Cake

Keyword breakfast, cake, snack
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Author Kristen | Ella Claire & Co.


Coffee Cake

  • 2 cups flour spooned, leveled
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 tsp. baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1 T pumpkin pie spice **see below for link to recipe for homemade pumpkin pie spice
  • 1 cup pumpkin puree
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1/2 cup oil vegetable or canola
  • 1 tsp. vanilla


  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 2 T butter melted
  • 2 T flour
  • 2 tsp. cinnamon
  • 1/2 cup pecans chopped


For Cake

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

  2. Whisk together dry ingredients in a mixing bowl. Dump in pumpkin puree, milk, oil, and vanilla and then mix until well incorporated.

  3. Pour into a lightly greases 9x9 pan. 

For Streusel

  1. Melt butter in a microwave safe bowl. Add brown sugar, flour, and cinnamon and mix until incorporated. Mix in chopped pecans. 

  2. Sprinkle evenly on top of cake batter. Note: You can leave it on the top when cooking, or I prefer to lightly poke it (with a finger- poke, do not stir) into the batter in several places. I like the taste of having the streusel areas within my cake. The texture is so good. 

  3. Bake for 30-40 minutes or until toothpick inserted in the middle comes out with just a few moist crumbs. 

Recipe Notes

**Homemade pumpkin pies spice is super easy to make and better than store-bought! See recipe HERE.

Store covered for 2 days, or refrigerate for longer. Can Freeze in an airtight container or bag for up to a month.