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Low-Fat Pumpkin Bread


Recipe Notes

  • Try adding chopped nuts.
Cooking for a Crowd

Cooking for a Crowd

Use these recipe sheets to prepare for larger groups:

Photo of Low-Fat Pumpkin Bread
Prep time: 15 minutes
Cook time: 60 minutes
Makes: 16 slices
Nutrition Facts: View Label


1 ½ cups whole-wheat flour
1 ⅓ cups all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
½ teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon cinnamon
½ teaspoon cloves
¼ teaspoon ground ginger
¼ teaspoon nutmeg
4 eggs
1 cup canned pumpkin
1 cup applesauce
¾ cup packed brown sugar
¾ cup sugar


  1. Wash hands with soap and water.
  2. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Lightly grease an 8 ½ x 4 ½ -inch bread pan.
  3. In a large bowl, combine flours, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon, salt, cloves, ginger and nutmeg.
  4. In another bowl, combine the eggs, pumpkin, applesauce, brown sugar and sugar. Mix until well combined.
  5. Add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients. Stir until the dry ingredients become moistened. Be careful not to over mix.
  6. Pour batter into loaf pan and spread into the corners.
  7. Bake for about 60 minutes or until a wooden pick inserted into the center of the loaf comes out clean.
  8. Remove from oven and let cool in pan for 10 minutes.
  9. Remove from pan and let cool completely on a rack. Slice to serve.
  10. Wrap in plastic or foil to store for several days or freeze for up to a month.


I made this into delicious pumpkin-pecan muffins. I omitted the 1 cup of white sugar and added about 1/2 cup chopped pecans. Tastes like fall!

Great recipe!  Took it into my daughters kinder classroom for her birthday treat and every kido loved it!  Our family loves it too, from the 2 year old through to the grandparents...  I used the recipe version cooking for a crowd - 32 people.

We have revised this recipe to use part whole wheat flour, applesauce instead of prune puree, and reduce the sugar slightly.  We like it better so we hope you will too!

Food Hero Team

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