Light and Easy Recipes and Meal Ideas

Pumpkin Bread

Calories: 115
Pumpkin Bread

This pumpkin bread makes a very festive and delicious fall breakfast or snack. It's moist, soft, slightly sweet and easy to make.


Notes: when measuring flour, don't scoop or dunk the measuring cup into the bag. You will get an over-measure of flour that way which will result in a higher amount of calories, and the loaf may come out a drier than expected. Instead, lightly spoon the flour into the measuring cup. Level off the top of the measuring cup using the back of a knife.

Yield/Servings: 12 slices Serving Size: 1 slice Total Cook/Prep time: 1 hour, 15 minutes


  • 1 1/2 cups pumpkin (puree in a can)
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/3 cup unsweetened applesauce
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp baking SODA
  • 1/4 tsp baking POWDER
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp ground cloves


Move oven rack to a lower position (1 rack below the middle)

Preheat oven to 350

Spray a loaf pan with cooking spray

In a medium size bowl, mix the pumpkin, sugar, applesauce, vanilla and eggs until well combined

In a separate bowl, mix the flour, baking soda, baking powder, salt, cinnamon and cloves

Add the dry ingredients to the wet pumpkin mixture

Mix to combine all ingredients

Spoon the thick batter into the loaf pan

Level it evenly with a spatula

Bake for about 50 minutes

Remove the loaf from the pan onto a rack to cool

Allow the loaf to cool at room temperature for at least 1 1/2 hours before slicing (it will still be cooking during the cooling process)

Store in a ziplock bag (or plastic wrap) at room temperature for up to 3 days, or freeze.

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