Prep 20 mins
Cook 1 hr 10 mins
This may be the most delicious pumpkin bread recipe I've ever baked. I came up with this for my brother's 18th birthday and it has been devoured in just two days. I believe the applesauce in the recipe is what makes it so ooey-gooey moist. It's also low in fat as the applesauce replaces the oil that would normally be used. The recipe makes two loaves, one of which can be frozen or given to a friend.
- 2 cups pumpkin puree
- 2 cups applesauce
- 4 eggs
- 1 cup water
- 2 cups sugar
- 3 1⁄3 cups flour
- 2 teaspoons baking soda
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 2 teaspoons cinnamon
- 3⁄4 teaspoon nutmeg
- 3⁄4 teaspoon ground cloves
- 1 teaspoon salt
- Preheat oven to 350.
- Grease two 9 x 5 inch loaf pans and dust with a little flour.
- In a large mixing bowl, beat together pumpkin, applesauce, sugar, water, and eggs until well blended.
- Measure the flour, baking soda, baking powder, cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves, and salt, into a separate bowl and stir until combined.
- Slowly add the dry ingredients to the pumpkin mixture, beating until smooth.
- Divide the batter evenly between the two pans.
- Bake for 60-70 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in center comes out clean.
- Allow bread to cool for 10-15 minutes before removing from pans.
- Slice and serve plain, buttered, or with cream cheese.
Fantastic seasonal bread that doesn't make you feel guilty after eating too much of it! Plus you get all your vitamin A. I'm favoriting this and sending it to my friends and mother in law : )
I LOVE healthy recipes that end up tasting better than any other ones close! God this bread turned out moist. I think it's the applesauce that makes it retain the moisture and bounce. yummmyyyyy
Soooo healthy and SOOOOOOOO yummy! This has to be the best pumpkin recipe I've ever used! I would recommend this to anyone : )