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Healthy Pumpkin Bread Recipe

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"I love pumpkin bread so much, I had to find a way to make it healthier. This one is lower in sodium (no salt), and one-quarter the fat of my traditional recipe, plus it's much higher in fiber... and deliciously moist! The whole-grain, coarse-grind cornmeal gives it a little crunch." — Food Fanatic

Servings: 18

Active time: 10 minutes

Total time:

Light and Healthy recipe


  • 4 Davidson's Safest Choice® pasteurized egg(s)
  • 1/4 c canola oil
  • 2/3 c water
  • 22 oz canned pumpkin (one and a half cans)
  • 2 1/2 c flour
  • 1 1/2 c whole-grain, coarse grind cornmeal
  • 1 3/4 c sugar
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 1/2 tsp nutmeg
  • 1/2 tsp cloves
  • 1/4 tsp ginger


  1. Preheat oven to 350° F
  2. Whisk eggs, water, oil, and pumpkin until smooth. Set aside.
  3. In a separate bowl, whisk all remaining ingredients together.
  4. Pour the moist ingredients over the flour mixture, and fold until mixed. (Do not overmix.)
  5. Pour into two standard loaf pans (greased) and bake at 350° F for 65 minutes.
  6. Remove from oven and turn onto a cooling rack. When cool, turn each loaf on its side and slice into 8 slices.

by Sarah Highlen on 01/15/13
Substituted whole wheat pastry flour for the regular flour. Cornmeal sounds like a funny idea but it's not! Delicious.

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Nutrition Facts

Serving Size (1 slice)
Total Servings 18

Amount Per Serving:

Nutrition Category Amount
Calories 230
Calories from Fat 45
Total Fat 5g (8% DV)
Saturated Fat .5g (3% DV)
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 40mg (13% DV)
Sodium 120mg (5% DV)
44g (15% DV)
Dietary Fiber 3g (12% DV)
Sugars 21g
Protein 4g
Vitamin A 0%
Vitamin C 2%
Calcium 4%
Iron 10%

Percent Daily Values (DV) are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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