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Pumpkin Spice Challah with Cinnamon Streusel

Pumpkin Challah

This pumpkin spice challah with cinnamon streusel brings comfort and coziness during cold fall days. It tastes great with cream cheese or as is. It is also perfect for French toast.



Cinnamon Streusel 

  • 1/3 cup brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup flour
  • 1tbs cinnamon 
  • 2 tbs butter 
  • 1/4 tsp salt 



  • 8 am mix pumpkin purée, condensed milk and an egg. 
  • Dissolve dry yeast in water.
  • Add pumpkin mixture and dissolved yeast with water to the flour.
  • Mix dough on low speed of your mixing machine for 2-3 minutes, or KitchenAid on speed 3 for 3-4 minutes until well incorporated.
  • Add salt and spices, mix for a couple more minutes. The dough should form a ball.
  • Add soft butter, mix for 10-15 more minutes until the dough is well incorporated and comes up together.
  • Cover and let it proof for 3-4 hours at 76-80F/ 24-28C.
  • The dough should become puffy and bigger.
  • Divide the dough in 3 or 4 parts, roll it into a ropes and braid the way you like.
  • Transfer challah on a tray covered with parchment paper, cover and let proof for about 2 hours until doubled.
  • Meanwhile prepare the streusel by mixing all ingredients together in food processor on pulse setting to get wet sand consistency.
  • Preheat the oven to 375F.
  • Egg wash the challah, generously sprinkle cinnamon streusel on top.
  • Bake for 25-28 min until golden brown.


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12 thoughts on “Pumpkin Spice Challah with Cinnamon Streusel

  1. So excited to try this!

  2. Looks enticing

  3. Wow!!! I’ll bake it.
    Is it possible to substitute yeast with sourdough? If yes, how? Thank you!

    1. I have the exact same question:)

  4. Это фантастика!! Необыкновенное тесто. Работать с таким сплошное удовольствие) Спасибо большое ❤️

  5. This was so good. The crunchy topping perfectly complemented the soft and pillowy interior. This was the perfect fall treat!

    1. Thank you 🙏

  6. Hi!
    Can you please share egg replacement, I don’t eat eggs, but wanna try this recipe.

    1. Hi!
      You can skip the eggs

      1. Thank you for your quick response

  7. I made this Challah and it came out tastings delicious and my family and friends love it! Thank you for sharing this recipe.

  8. Would love to try this but with my sourdough starter. Can you please tell me how I could use my sourdough starter instead of the yeast? Thank you

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