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.)
1/2cupunsalted butter(melted and slightly cooled; 1 stick)
2cupswhole wheat flour
1teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
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.