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Healthy Pumpkin Oat Bread

This Healthy Pumpkin Oat Bread is moist and delicious and packed with real pumpkin, applesauce, and whole grain oats!
Course Snack
Cuisine American, Baking, Bread, Fall, Harvest
Keyword Healthy Pumpkin Bread, Pumpkin Oat Bread
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 50 minutes
Total Time 1 hour
Servings 12 slices
Calories 180kcal
Author Chrissie (thebusybaker.ca)


  • 1 cup pumpkin puree (canned is best)
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened applesauce
  • 2/3 cup brown sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 1/2 cup all purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup rolled oats plus a few tablespoons for sprinkling
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp ground cloves
  • 1/2 tsp powdered ginger
  • 1/2 tsp ground nutmeg
  • 1/2 tsp sea salt
  • 1/4 cup raw pumpkin seeds for sprinkling on before baking


  • Preheat your oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Prepare a standard loaf tin by greasing it with oil or butter, and lining the bottom and sides with parchment paper (for easy removal).
  • To a large bowl, add the pumpkin, applesauce, brown sugar, eggs, vanilla and canola oil. Whisk these ingredients together with a wire whisk until they're combined.
  • To the wet ingredients, add the flour, oats, baking soda, salt and spices. Mix the dry ingredients together a little bit with your fingers before using a rubber spatula to fold the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients. Don't over-mix here, but stop as soon as you see the flour disappear.
  • Spoon the batter into the loaf pan you've prepared. Sprinkle a few oats and a few pumpkin seeds onto the top of the loaf before putting it in the oven to bake.
  • Bake for about 50-55 minutes at 350 degrees Fahrenheit, or until a toothpick inserted into the middle of the loaf comes out clean.
  • Let the loaf cool in the pan for about 10 minutes before removing it to a wire rack to cool completely.



This bread makes a great after school snack or a snack for school lunches! It keeps well in an airtight container for several days at room temperature.
Each slice contains approximately 180 calories each without the added pumpkin seeds, and approximately 220 calories each with the added pumpkin seeds.


Serving: 1slice | Calories: 180kcal | Carbohydrates: 29g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 6g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 27mg | Sodium: 218mg | Potassium: 105mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 14g | Vitamin A: 3217IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 27mg | Iron: 1mg