Healthy Pumpkin Bread


This is a moist, healthy pumpkin bread recipe that has the perfect amount of flavor. No butter or oil added. My family loves it. Sprinkle a brown sugar and cinnamon mixture over the top before baking, if desired.

Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
45 mins
Additional Time:
5 mins
Total Time:
1 hrs 5 mins
1 loaf


  • cooking spray

  • 2 ½ cups whole wheat flour

  • ½ cup wheat germ

  • ½ cup semisweet chocolate chips

  • 1 teaspoon baking soda

  • 1 teaspoon baking powder

  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

  • ½ teaspoon ground cloves

  • ¼ teaspoon ground ginger

  • ¾ cup applesauce

  • ¾ (15 ounce) can pumpkin puree

  • ½ cup white sugar


  1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Spray an 8 1/2 x 4 1/2-inch loaf pan with cooking spray.

  2. Combine flour, wheat germ, chocolate chips, baking soda, baking powder, cinnamon, cloves, and ginger in a large bowl.

  3. Mix applesauce, pumpkin, and sugar together in a small bowl. Add wet ingredients to dry ingredients; mix until well combined. Transfer to the prepared loaf pan.

  4. Bake in the preheated oven until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean, about 45 minutes. Cool on a wire rack for 5 minutes. Run a table knife around the edges to loosen. Invert carefully onto a serving plate or cooling rack. Let cool completely.

Cook's Note:

You can use white flour instead of whole wheat, if preferred.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

221 Calories
4g Fat
45g Carbs
6g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 10
Calories 221
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 4g 5%
Saturated Fat 2g 9%
Sodium 255mg 11%
Total Carbohydrate 45g 16%
Dietary Fiber 6g 22%
Total Sugars 18g
Protein 6g
Vitamin C 2mg 9%
Calcium 54mg 4%
Iron 2mg 13%
Potassium 286mg 6%

* 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.