Pumpkin-Pecan Bread

This recipe is a more wholesome version of pumpkin bread, but is still thick, moist, and delicious. The chocolate and pecans add a wonderful flavor!

Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
50 mins
Additional Time:
15 mins
Total Time:
1 hrs 25 mins
1 9x5-inch loaf


  • 1 cup all-purpose flour

  • cup whole wheat flour

  • ¼ cup whole wheat flour

  • ½ teaspoon baking powder

  • ½ teaspoon baking soda

  • ½ teaspoon salt

  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

  • ¼ teaspoon ground nutmeg

  • ¼ teaspoon ground ginger

  • ¼ teaspoon ground cloves

  • 1 cup pumpkin puree

  • 1 cup white sugar

  • ½ cup applesauce

  • 2 eggs

  • ½ teaspoon vanilla extract

  • cup toasted chopped pecans

  • ¼ cup mini chocolate chips


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease a 9x5-inch loaf pan.

  2. Combine all-purpose flour, 1/3 cup plus 1/4 cups whole wheat flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger, and cloves in a medium bowl.

  3. Mix pumpkin, sugar, applesauce, eggs, and vanilla extract together using an electric mixer in a large bowl until well blended. Add pecans and chocolate chips and mix until evenly distributed. Pour into the prepared pan.

  4. Bake in the preheated oven until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean, 50 to 55 minutes. Let cool in the pan for 15 to 20 minutes before transferring to a wire rack to cool completely.

Cook's Notes:

Using a 9x5-inch loaf pan makes a 2 1/2-inch tall loaf. Use a slightly smaller loaf pan for a taller loaf; adjust baking time.

To make muffins, pour batter into 12 muffin cups that are greased or lined with baking cups. Bake for about 20 minutes.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

187 Calories
5g Fat
35g Carbs
4g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 12
Calories 187
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 5g 6%
Saturated Fat 1g 6%
Cholesterol 31mg 10%
Sodium 232mg 10%
Total Carbohydrate 35g 13%
Dietary Fiber 2g 9%
Total Sugars 21g
Protein 4g
Vitamin C 1mg 6%
Calcium 31mg 2%
Iron 1mg 8%
Potassium 125mg 3%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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