Healthy Pumpkin Bread Recipes

Find healthy, delicious pumpkin bread recipes, from the food and nutrition experts at EatingWell.

Staff Picks

Mini Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Muffins

Rating: 5 stars 1
This sweet little treat is made with good-for-you whole wheat flour, but even the pickiest of eaters won't notice. These mini pumpkin and chocolate chip muffins are also incredibly easy to make--just stir all of the ingredients together, no mixer required. For a more filling and indulgent snack, smear your bite-size piece with almond butter or Nutella.

Pumpkin-Oat Mini Muffins

Rating: 4.73 stars 12
These gluten-free pumpkin muffins are packed with oats and chocolate chips. Plus, these mini pumpkin muffins are made entirely in the blender, making cleanup a breeze. If you'd rather make 12 regular-size muffins, bake for 18 to 20 minutes and let cool for 10 minutes before turning them out of the pan.

Pumpkin-Oatmeal Muffins

Rating: 4.5 stars 6
These healthy pumpkin-oatmeal muffins will get you in the mood for fall. Sprinkling the muffins with pecans adds a nutty crunch to every bite. Serve them for breakfast or as a grab-and-go snack.

Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Muffins

Rating: 5 stars 1
What could possibly make pumpkin muffins even better? Mini chocolate chips! Our healthy pumpkin chocolate chip muffins are made with white whole-wheat flour instead of all-purpose flour and are sweetened with just the right amount of brown sugar to make them sweet without being cloying.

Pumpkin Banana Bread

Rating: 3.67 stars 4
Two favorite quick breads come together in this healthy pumpkin banana bread recipe. Pumpkin puree and mashed banana add sweetness to help cut down the amount of added sugar while ensuring this 100-percent whole-wheat loaf stays moist and tender.

Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Bread

Plenty of bittersweet chocolate chips and pumpkin pie spices make this pumpkin bread recipe extra special. But this moist bread requires just 15 minutes of active prep time, so it doesn't have to be just a special-occasion treat. Serve it warm with a cup of coffee or a glass of milk.

Pumpkin Bread

Rating: 3.56 stars 6
Canned pumpkin puree and whole-wheat flour come together in this healthy homemade pumpkin bread. The canned pumpkin helps keep the bread moist and tender. If you like the flavor of pumpkin pie spice, feel free to add a pinch or two to season the bread.

Pumpkin Spice Bread

Rating: 5 stars 1
This pumpkin spice bread recipe is a snap to pull together. Pumpkin puree and maple syrup add sweetness to help cut down the amount of added sugar while ensuring this healthy loaf stays moist and tender. This easy quick bread is finished off with a sweetened cream cheese spread over the top to complement the spices.

Chocolate Pumpkin Swirl Bread

Rating: 4.5 stars 2
Layers of pumpkin and chocolate batter swirl together to make this equally beautiful and delicious quick bread. A big bonus: you'll use a whole can of pumpkin, so no leftover bits to worry about when making this healthy pumpkin bread.

Double-Chocolate Pumpkin Bread

Rating: 5 stars 1
Pumpkin bread gets a chocolatey makeover in this healthy recipe that has cocoa powder in the batter and is studded with even more chocolate in the form of melty chips. This easy quick bread is so tasty, it could pass as a dessert.

Gluten-Free Pumpkin Bread

Rating: 5 stars 1
Now everyone can enjoy the essential fall quick bread with this easy gluten-free recipe. Pumpkin and pumpkin pie spice add tons of flavor, but stir in pecans or chocolate chips to take it a step further!

Orange-Date Pumpkin Muffins

Rating: 4 stars 7
A whole orange pulverized in the food processor gives these nutrient-rich date-pumpkin muffins a wonderful intense flavor.
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Inspiration and Ideas

One Can of Pumpkin, 6 Delicious Recipes
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Get the lowdown from Vermont farmers on how to find the right types of pumpkins for delicious recipes for baking and more!

Vegan Pumpkin Bread

Rating: 5 stars
1

Flaxseed meal, which develops a gelatinous texture when mixed with water, replaces the eggs and provides structure to this moist, flavorful loaf.