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Cinnamon Pecan Ice Cream Bread

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This recipe is inspired by a new favorite snack: cinnamon pecans.

I know, I know. Cinnamon pecans are nothing new. I’ve seen them everywhere, especially during the holidays. But I’ve never had them until recently when Oh! Nuts offered to provide me some to bake with this holiday season. And they are so so addicting. Pecans coated with crunchy cinnamon sugar. I couldn’t stop eating the bag.
photo of slices of Cinnamon Pecan Ice Cream Bread on a plate
So I decided to quickly make something them before devouring the entire bag. I had already been planning a two ingredient pecan ice cream bread using some pecan pie ice cream I had picked up from Trader Joe’s. The ice cream has sweetened pieces of pecan, cinnamon swirls and some spattering of shortbread crust, to resemble pecan pies. I thought it would be perfect for those two ingredient ice cream breads I’ve been making, which are just ice cream and self rising flour.
close-up photo of two slices of bread
To take it up a notch and incorporate these wonderfully crunchy cinnamon pecans, I added some directly into the batter and then also did a streusel covering  the bread with the crunchy cinnamon pecans mixed with a little brown sugar and butter.
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photo of a handful of cinnamon pecans
I absolutely loved tasting the crunchy sweet pecan top. It balances out the pecan bread which is only mildly sweet. As with any streusel dessert, the streusel topping was my favorite part and I made sure every crumb that fell off my slices did not go to waste.
overhead photo of a loaf of Cinnamon Pecan Ice Cream Bread

This bread is easy to make and great for pecan lovers- especially if you love munching on cinnamon sugar pecans!
Cinnamon Pecan Ice Cream Bread

You might like my 2-ingredient quick bread, too!

Cinnamon Pecan Ice Cream Bread

Servings: 10 slices
Prep Time: 30 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour
Total Time: 1 hour 30 minutes
Course: Breakfast, Dessert
Cuisine: American
This bread is easy to make and great for pecan lovers- especially if you love munching on cinnamon sugar pecans!


  • 3 cups full fat pecan pie ice cream regular pecan ice cream works too
  • 2 1/4 cups self rising flour
  • 1/2 cup cinnamon pecans chopped (optional)

For streusel

  • 1/2 cup cinnamon pecans chopped
  • 1/4 cup cold butter chopped into small cubes
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar


  • Let ice cream sit until softened, half melted. Combine ice cream with flour in large bowl. Mix with a wooden spoon until no ice cream chunks remain. (Batter will be thick). If using, add in cinnamon sugar pecans and stir until combined.
  • Grease a 9 x 5 loaf pan. Preheat oven to 350°F. Scoop batter into loaf pan and spread evenly.
  • While oven is preheating, make streusel topping. Combine all ingredients in a food processor until it becomes a crumbly mixture. You can also mix by hand with a fork. Sprinkle streusel over surface of bread.
  • Bake 50-60 minutes until toothpick inserted comes out clean.

The nutrition information provided are only estimates based on an online nutritional calculator. I am not a certified nutritionist. Please consult a professional nutritionist or doctor for accurate information and any dietary restrictions and concerns you may have.

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