Say hiya to the wholesome pumpkin bread of your desires (and mine too!)

I contemplate myself the muffin queen, however as I used to be going by means of my recipes I noticed I’ve been slacking within the bread division, so I made a decision to make a fall-inspired bread that was wholesome sufficient to get pleasure from for breakfast, but nonetheless indulgent sufficient to really feel like a deal with. You know the way I do.

Please permit me to introduce you to this HEALTHY PUMPKIN BREAD. TOPPED WITH A MAPLE GLAZE.

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Wholesome pumpkin bread substances

Honestly, this straightforward, wholesome pumpkin bread recipe could possibly be one among my favourite pumpkin recipes of all time (moreover my gentle pumpkin cookies and wholesome pumpkin pie.) It’s moist, infused with maple taste, tender, full of cozy spices and so scrumptious that it’s certain to turn out to be a eternally household favourite. Right here’s what you’ll must make it:

  • Pumpkin Puree: my favourite half about this pumpkin bread is that it makes use of a complete (15 ounce) can of pumpkin puree. Most pumpkin bread recipes name for 1 cup of puree, however with this recipe you don’t have to fret about having leftover pumpkin! Be happy to make your personal pumpkin puree utilizing this tutorial too.
  • Butter: more often than not I’m utilizing coconut oil in recipes, so I assumed, why not use butter for moisture and texture? When you use butter, I extremely counsel browning the butter for a toasty, nutty taste that provides wonderful depth to this pumpkin bread. When you don’t wish to use butter, you too can use melted and cooled coconut oil, and even olive oil!
  • Pure maple syrup: my favourite pure unrefined sweetener to make use of. When you don’t really feel like utilizing pure maple syrup, honey may also work properly.
  • Eggs: you’ll want two eggs for fluffy texture within the bread.
  • Vanilla: the one and solely vanilla extract.
  • Entire wheat pastry flour: that is one among my favourite entire grain flours to make use of as a result of it retains baked items gentle as a substitute of dense. When you don’t have entire wheat pastry flour, you should utilize white entire wheat flour OR be happy to sub 1 cup all objective flour and three/4 cup entire wheat flour.
  • Baking soda: to assist the bread rise!
  • Pumpkin spices: I desire to make use of my very own mix of pumpkin spices as a substitute of utilizing pumpkin pie spice. This pumpkin bread makes use of cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger and allspice.

mixing batter for healthy pumpkin bread

The addictive maple glaze

Not solely is the maple glaze for the selfmade pumpkin bread straightforward to make, however you’ll end up wanting to place it on absolutely anything and every little thing. After all, the glaze is totally optionally available however I discover that it provides just a little uniqueness to the bread. All you’ll want is powdered sugar, pure maple syrup and almond milk. Yum.

unbaked pumpkin bread in a loaf pan

What makes this pumpkin bread wholesome?

  • It’s a terrific supply of entire grains. We’re utilizing entire wheat pastry flour as a substitute of standard, white refined flour for the proper enhance of fiber and entire grains.
  • It’s full of nutritional vitamins and fiber. As a result of we’re utilizing an entire can of pumpkin on this wholesome pumpkin bread recipe you’re getting a scrumptious supply of vitamin A, vitamin C and antioxidants.
  • It’s naturally sweetened. We’re simply utilizing a little bit of pure maple syrup as a substitute of refined sugars to naturally sweeten this bread. Be happy to make use of my paleo powdered sugar for the glaze, too!
  • It’s simply dairy free. Whereas I like the moisture that good outdated butter provides to this pumpkin bread, be happy to make use of coconut oil or vegan butter to maintain the bread dairy free.

healthy pumpkin bread in a loaf pan

Suggestions for making this wholesome pumpkin bread

  • Observe the recipe. The easiest way to make sure the success of this straightforward, wholesome pumpkin bread is to comply with the recipe and use the precise substances as written (until I be aware particular substitutes).
  • Be sure your eggs are at room temperature. In case your eggs are too chilly you threat the butter coagulating. To convey your eggs to room temp, merely place them in a bowl of heat water for 3-5 minutes earlier than you utilize them.
  • Don’t overmix the batter. When you overmix batter you’ll find yourself with a bread that’s extra dense and gummy as a substitute of fluffy and gentle.
  • Use recent baking soda. In case your baking soda is older than 3 months, I counsel grabbing a brand new one for greatest baking outcomes.
  • Line your loaf pan. I like to recommend lining your loaf pan with parchment paper AND spraying it with nonstick cooking spray in order that your pumpkin bread comes out simply.

pouring a glaze onto the best healthy pumpkin bread

Learn how to make pumpkin bread into muffins

I do know I’m going to get questions on if this wholesome pumpkin bread might be made into muffins and the reply is YES.

  1. Divide the pumpkin bread batter evenly between 12 greased muffin cups.
  2. Bake for 20-25 minutes till a tester comes out clear or with just some crumbs connected. Don’t neglect that scrumptious maple glaze!

healthy pumpkin loaf with glaze on a wire rack

Learn how to retailer & freeze wholesome pumpkin bread

  • To retailer: this bread will final for just a few days on the counter, however after that, I counsel wrapping it up and protecting it within the fridge.
  • To freeze: let the pumpkin bread utterly cool and wrap it tightly with aluminum foil. Then, place it in a freezer-friendly bag and pop it into the freezer. Bread will maintain within the freezer for as much as 3 months.

healthy pumpkin loaf sliced on a wire rack

Simply take a look at that texture! I can’t cease watching it. Or frankly baking this bread. I discover that in some way it continues to get higher as the times go on. My suggestion? Prime a slice with peanut butter or almond butter and a sprinkle of sea salt for the last word 3pm afternoon snack!

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Wholesome Pumpkin Bread with Maple Glaze

healthy pumpkin bread sliced on a wire rack

Whole Time 1 hour 20 minutes

The most effective wholesome pumpkin bread made with a complete can of pumpkin puree! This cozy, wholesome pumpkin bread recipe is loaded with pumpkin spices and naturally sweetened with pure maple syrup. It is completely moist, topped with essentially the most addictive maple glaze and may simply be made into pumpkin muffins!


  • For the moist substances:

  • cup
  • 1
    (15 ounce)
    can pumpkin puree
  • 1/2
    pure maple syrup
  • 2
  • 1
    vanilla extract
  • For the dry substances:
  • 1 ¾
    entire wheat pastry flour (or white entire wheat flour)
  • 1
    baking soda
  • ¼
  • 1 ½
  • ½
  • ½
    floor ginger
  • ½
  • For the glaze:
  • ½
    powdered sugar
  • 1
    pure maple syrup
  • 1
    unsweetened almond milk (any milk will work), if essential to skinny glaze


  1. Preheat oven to 350 levels Line an 8 ½ x 4 ½ inch loaf pan with parchment paper and spray with nonstick cooking spray. Put aside.

  2. Add butter to a saucepan and place over medium warmth. The butter will start to crackle after which foam. Be sure to whisk consistently throughout this course of. After a few minutes, the butter will start to brown and switch a pleasant golden amber coloration on the underside of the saucepan. Proceed to whisk and take away from warmth as quickly because the butter begins to brown and provides off a nutty aroma. Instantly switch the butter to a medium bowl to forestall burning. Put aside to chill for 5-10 minutes or till cool sufficient to the touch.

  3. Add pumpkin puree, pure maple syrup, eggs and vanilla to a big bowl. Whisk collectively till clean. Whisk in browned butter.

  4. In a separate giant bowl, stir collectively entire wheat pastry flour, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger and allspice till properly mixed. Add dry substances to moist substances and blend till simply mixed. Pour batter into ready pan and clean prime with a spatula. Bake for 50-65 minutes till a tester comes out clear or with just some crumbs connected. Enable bread to chill in pan for 10 minutes, then take away bread from pan and place on a wire rack to chill utterly.

  5. As soon as bread is totally cool, make the maple glaze: In a small bowl, combine collectively the powdered sugar, pure maple syrup and almond milk (provided that essential to skinny the glaze). Pour over the pumpkin bread, then reduce into slices and serve!

Recipe Notes

*Be happy to sub 1 tablespoon pumpkin pie spice as a substitute of the spices talked about.

Learn how to make pumpkin bread into muffins: Divide the batter evenly between 12 greased muffin cups and bake for 20-25 minutes till a tester comes out clear or with just some crumbs connected. Do not forget that scrumptious maple glaze.

See the total put up for ideas, methods and methods to customise this wholesome pumpkin bread!


Servings: 12 slices

Serving dimension: 1 slice (with glaze)

Energy: 202kcal

Fats: 7.2g

Saturated fats: 4g

Carbohydrates: 31.7g

Fiber: 3.4g

Sugar: 16.4g

Protein: 3.1g

This put up was initially printed on September nineteenth, 2019, republished on September thirtieth, 2020, and republished with new images on September twenty ninth, 2022.

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