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Healthy Pumpkin Bread

This entry is part 13 of 26 in the series Feed the Fam

pumpkin breadIt’s that time of year — PUMPKIN time!  Every year I break out my Mom’s old pumpkin bread recipe.  My mom is the traditional type of baker that believes in full sugar and white flour to make lovely baked treats.  I, however, am really striving to make these traditional recipes a bit healthier for my own family.

I just love the way my house smells when I bake up a batch of this pumpkin bread.  I’ve found that using apple sauce or Greek yogurt as a replacement for half of the oil makes for a super moist loaf.  Sometimes I bake this recipe as muffins, as it makes for an easy addition to a lunch box!

Warning:  this bread can get devoured VERY fast!



1t ginger

2 t soda

1t cloves

1 t nutmeg

1 t cinnamon

1 t salt

3 ½ cups white whole wheat flour

3 c coconut sugar

1 can pumpkin (2 c)      pumpkin muffins

½ c coconut oil (melted)

1/2 c no sugar added apple sauce OR 1/2 cup non-sweetened Greek Yogurt

2/3 c water

4 eggs

Optional add-ins:  Dark chocolate chips, raisins or walnuts.

Directions: Mix all dry ingredients together in a bowl and set aside.  In a mixer or a separate bowl, mix in all wet ingredients and pumpkin.  Add in the dry ingredients slowly and mix until combined.  Bake @ 350 degrees for 45 minutes or until a knife comes out clean. Makes 2 loaves.  You can also throw this into a muffin tin and bake for about 20 minutes.




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About Lynnette Bellin

Lynnette Bellin
Lynnette Bellin is the owner and site manager of the Reno Moms Blog. She is a married mother of a tween girl and a rambunctious little boy. Lynnette moved to Reno in 2001 after choosing to live in a place that she loved for its natural beauty. Lynnette has written four children's books, including The Kindness Ninja and a series of three books called Adeline’s Magical Moments Collection. She has been obsessed with blogging since 2002. She is also on the board of Think Kindness, a local non-profit that inspires measurable acts of kindness. Lynnette loves to experience the outdoor adventures in our area, including skiing, hiking, camping, and open water swimming. She is especially thrilled to have her kids starting to love the same hobbies, and spends a lot of time shuttling them to the pool, Lake Tahoe or the ski area depending on the season. Lynnette’s life is a blur of kid activities, mediating sibling arguments, making homemade meals, and hugs and kisses, mixed with days of working in content marketing.


  1. Jessica Locke

    This looks delicious! I can’t wait to try it out 😉

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