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Healthy Pumpkin Bread (Lower Sugar, SO Good!)

This bread has the classic flavor and moist crumb of a traditional Pumpkin Bread, but with half the sugar. It stores well too! (Heads up: There's a full can of pumpkin puree In this, so it takes a little longer to bake.)
Course Breakfast
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour 15 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 25 minutes
Servings 10
Calories 231kcal


  • 14.5 ounces pumpkin puree
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter (melted and slightly cooled; 1 stick)
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 cups whole wheat flour
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt


  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F and grease a 9x5-inch loaf pan with nonstick spray. (I use classic Pam.)
  • Add the pumpkin, butter, eggs, and vanilla to a large bowl. Stir to combine.
  • Stir in the flour, sugar, baking soda, cinnamon, pumpkin pie spice, and salt.
  • Pour batter into the prepared pan and smooth the top with a spatula so it's even. Bake for 60 minutes, then place a piece of foil or parchment on top. Bake for another 15 minutes, or until a cake tester inserted Into the center comes out cleanly. (The foil or parchment will prevent over-browning while the bread continues baking.)
  • Cool in the pan for 5 minutes, then remove from pan (carefully) and let cool on a wire rack completely.
  • Slice and serve.


  • Store any leftovers, once fully cooled, wrapped in plastic wrap and stored in an airtight container at room temperature for 3 days, in the fridge for 5 days, or freeze slices, once cooled, and freeze in a zip top storage bag with as much air removed as possible for up to 6 months. Thaw in the fridge or at room temperature.
  • Serve chilled or slightly warmed or toasted. (If it's been a few days and the bread is getting a little dried out, toast it!)
  • Add 1/2 cup chocolate chips to the batter if desired.
  • Use homemade pumpkin puree or canned puree.
  • Spread on a thin smear of nut butter or cream cheese if desired.


Serving: 1slice | Calories: 231kcal | Carbohydrates: 31g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 11g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 3g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 57mg | Sodium: 242mg | Potassium: 190mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 12g | Vitamin A: 6732IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 30mg | Iron: 2mg