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a pumpkin bread sliced on a cooling rack

Healthy Pumpkin Bread

  • Author: Jessica Hoffman
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 55 minutes
  • Total Time: 1 hour 5 minutes
  • Yield: 12 slices 1x
  • Category: Breakfast
  • Method: Bake
  • Cuisine: American
  • Diet: Vegetarian


The BEST Healthy Pumpkin Bread that is naturally sweetened with maple syrup. YUM!


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  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees and spray a 8×4 inch loaf pan with cooking spray.
  2. Mix the flour, baking soda, baking powder, cinnamon, nutmeg and orange zest together in a bowl. Set aside.
  3. In a separate bowl, whisk the eggs, pumpkin puree, coconut oil, orange juice, maple syrup and vanilla together.
  4. Pour the wet ingredients into the dry and mix together until combined.
  5. Pour the batter into your loaf pan filling 3/4 of the way full and sprinkle with crushed pecans.
  6. Bake for 45-55 minutes, or until a toothpick comes out clean.
  7. Let cool for at least 30 minutes before serving.


Store lefotvers covered on the counter for up to 4 days or in the fridge for up to 1 week.

Make sure to use canned pumpkin puree and not pumpkin pie filling. The only ingredient on the can should be “pumpkin.”

 You can subsistute spelt flour for whole-wheat flour, or do half regular flour and half whole-wheat flour if you prefer. 

Don’t overmix your batter. Mix just until incorporated. If there are a few tiny lumps in the batter that’s fine. 

Optionally add some pecans or walnuts mixed into the batter if you like nuts inside your bread. 


  • Serving Size: 1 slice
  • Calories: 167
  • Sugar: 9g
  • Fat: 12g
  • Saturated Fat: 8g
  • Carbohydrates: 14g
  • Fiber: 1g
  • Protein: 2g

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