Healthy Pumpkin Bread Recipes

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

Staff Picks

Pumpkin-Oat Mini Muffins

Rating: 5 stars 15
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.
By Carolyn Malcoun

Pumpkin-Oatmeal Muffins

Rating: 4.5 stars 7
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.
By Pam Lolley

Pumpkin Banana Bread

Rating: 3.5 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.
By Carolyn Casner

Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Muffins

Rating: 5 stars 2
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.
By Carolyn Casner

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.
By EatingWell Test Kitchen

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.
By Ivy Odom

Pumpkin Doughnuts

Rating: 4.5 stars 2
These festive pumpkin doughnuts are baked rather than fried. They hold well at room temperature for several hours, but are most delicious when they are still warm.
By EatingWell Test Kitchen

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.
By Carolyn Casner

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.
By Carolyn Casner

Pumpkin Bread

Rating: 4 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.
By Patsy Jamieson

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.
By Breana Killeen

Pumpkin Muffins

The secret to these delicious low-calorie muffins is a combination of moist, rich pumpkin and flavorful buckwheat. They're also rich in fiber.
By Diabetic Living Magazine
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Inspiration and Ideas

One Can of Pumpkin, 6 Delicious Recipes
As the leaves on the trees change from green to yellow and red, the cooling weather can mean only one thing: it's pumpkin time.
Picking the Right Pumpkins for Cooking
Get the lowdown from Vermont farmers on how to find the right types of pumpkins for delicious recipes for baking and more!
Vegan Pumpkin Muffins with Chocolate Chips

These vegan pumpkin muffins are studded with chocolate chips and can be enjoyed for breakfast, dessert or snack time. Be sure to buy unseasoned pumpkin puree, not pumpkin pie filling, to make these vegan muffins.