Healthy Pumpkin Bread Recipe

Lisa Grant | Jersey Girl Cooks

Healthy Pumpkin Bread makes two loaves. Enjoy one now, freeze one for later.

Healthy Pumpkin Bread Photo

I have always loved everything about fall. There is cool weather, sweaters, football and hay rides. The leaves are turning colors and the season just makes me feel warm and cozy. It's a great time of year to bake and I love that there is so many pumpkin recipes to go around.

While there is nothing better than a moist piece of pumpkin bread with a cup of coffee or tea, I am not fond of the empty sugar and fat calories that go with it. So I came up with this healthy pumpkin bread recipe that includes whole wheat flour, bananas and honey.

It's not a really sweet bread, but the perfect thing to eat for breakfast. It's great topped with just a small amount of apple butter, cream cheese or butter. The kids love to grab a slice in the morning while they walk out the door to school.

This recipe makes two loaves, so you can have one for now and one to keep in the freezer. I like to eat a slice warm, so I just heat it up in the microwave for a few seconds. If you want to make this a sweeter bread, you can always add chocolate chips or dried fruit to the batter at the end. Since my family eats this for breakfast, I like the fact that there is no added sugar and the bread is not too sweet. Since it is not too sweet, it is also perfect to serve with a bowl of chili.

Healthy Pumpkin Bread Picture

If you like pumpkin as much as I do, check out all our other pumpkin recipes. From pumpkin white chocolate chip cookies to an easy pumpkin pasta, and even pumpkin beer chicken tacos made with pumpkin ale, you will find recipes that your whole family will love. 

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Healthy Pumpkin Bread Recipe

    24 Servings


  • 3 cups White Whole Wheat Flour
  • 1 teaspoon Salt
  • 1 tablespoon Baking Powder
  • 1/2 tablespoon Baking Soda
  • 1 tablespoon Pumpkin Pie Spice
  • 2 medium Ripe Bananas, Peeled and mashed
  • 1 15 ounce can Pumpkin
  • 2 large Eggs, Beaten
  • 1 cup Honey
  • 1/2 cup Canola Oil


  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Lightly grease 2 loaf pans (8 by 5 inches).
  2. In a medium size bowl, mix together flour, salt, baking powder, baking soda, and pumpkin pie spice.
  3. In a large bowl, beat together bananas, pumpkin, eggs, honey and canola oil.
  4. Mix in flour mixture until well combined.
  5. Pour batter into prepared pans, dividing evenly. Bake for about 55 to 65 minutes, or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean.
  6. Let loaves cool in pan for about 10 minutes then remove to cool completely on a wire rack.


Cooking Method:
Whole Grain
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Author: Lisa Grant
Recipe Yields: 2 loaves
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 65 minutes
Total Time: 75 minutes

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 1 slice
Servings Per Recipe 24

Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat 41
Calories 155

% Daily Value*
Total Fat 5g
  Saturated Fat 1g
Sodium 104mg
Total Carbohydrate 26g
  Dietary Fiber 1g
  Sugars 14g
Protein 3g

* Percent Daily Value are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
** Nutrition Facts are estimated based on ingredients and data provided by Fat Secret. Please consult a doctor if you have special dietary needs.
Lisa Grant

About Lisa

Like all moms, Lisa needs quick and easy dinners during the week for her busy family. As our Easy Dinners Fanatic, she creates meals that you can make between soccer and band practice that are full of flavor and good for you too. You can see more from Lisa on Jersey Girl Cooks.

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