This is recipe that I modified several years ago to lower the calories and fat. Also, by using 3 medium loaf pans instead of one regular loaf pan, the bread is eaten before it dries out. I freeze the other two loaves.

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Ingredients

24
Original recipe yields 24 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease three 7 1/2 x 3 1/2-inch loaf pans.

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  • In a large mixing bowl combine the flour, soda, salt, baking powder, sugar, cinnamon, and pumpkin pie spice. Stir well. Add applesauce, eggs, pumpkin, and water. Mix batter until well combined. Stir in nuts. Pour batter into prepared pans.

  • Bake until tester inserted in the center of each loaf comes out clean, 50 to 60 minutes.

Nutrition Facts

201.9 calories; 3.5 g protein; 42 g carbohydrates; 31 mg cholesterol; 267.1 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 5 stars
01/31/2004
This is a great pumpkin bread recipe. I used two whole eggs and the other two I only used the egg whites and it still turned out great. Next time I will reduce the sugar by 1/2 cup to make it even healthier:-) Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
12/09/2005
Others had said this was bland so I doubled the spices but I still thought it was pretty flavorless. I did forget to add the nuts so maybe it would have been better with those. I made muffins instead of loaves which decreased the bake time to about 20 minutes. Read More
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182 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 128
  • 4 star values: 41
  • 3 star values: 6
  • 2 star values: 6
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 5 stars
01/31/2004
This is a great pumpkin bread recipe. I used two whole eggs and the other two I only used the egg whites and it still turned out great. Next time I will reduce the sugar by 1/2 cup to make it even healthier:-) Read More
(101)
Rating: 5 stars
02/02/2004
I was very happy to find a healthy recipe and still have the bread be very moist and tasty! This recipe is also very versatile for substitutions. I changed a few things just for my personal diet. I followed the advice of another reviewer and used two egg whites in place of two of the eggs. I eliminated totally one cup of the sugar and replaced one with brown sugar (i.e. 1 cup white 1 cup brown) and the recipe was still sweet enough for me. I also baked it in a bundt pan for 55 minutes. After it cooled I inverted it onto a decorative plate and sifted a small amount of confectioner's sugar over the top it was a huge hit and guest couldn't believe how low fat it was and still tasted great! Thanks for the recipe! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/19/2006
We loved it! I used cinnamon applesauce instead of plain applesauce. To keep the bread from drying out just seal it in a zip lock bag along with a slice of bread. The pumpkin bread will absorb the moisture from the bread slice. Just be sure to change out the slice daily. Great recipe! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/05/2006
this is an amazing recipe...i did edit it a little bit I used: 1/2 whole wheat flour instead of all white...i used splend for the sugar...added some flaxseed meal and a dash of vanilla... Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/29/2005
Fantastic recipe! I shared with it with everyone in the family. I used egg whites instead of whole eggs and still came out incredible. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/02/2005
I usually hate anything made with pumpkin but this was so good! It was also the first time I used applesauce as a butter substitute. I'd reduce the baking time to around 50 mins though; it was a little too crispy for me after an hour of baking. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/10/2002
I was very happy Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/10/2002
I received several compliments on this recipe Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/10/2002
The recipe is easy and the kids love it. I like the modified version. THANKS!!!!! Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
12/09/2005
Others had said this was bland so I doubled the spices but I still thought it was pretty flavorless. I did forget to add the nuts so maybe it would have been better with those. I made muffins instead of loaves which decreased the bake time to about 20 minutes. Read More
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