Pumpkin Bread (Less Sugar and Less Oil - Still Amazing!)

"This is delish! Moist and full of flavor. What makes it even better? It has half the sugar and half the oil than most other recipes. NOTE: This bread becomes moister after a day or two. Enjoy!"
Pumpkin Bread (Less Sugar and Less Oil - Still Amazing!) created by npollard
Ready In:
1 loaf or 3 small loaves




  • Preheat oven to 350°F.
  • Cream sugar, oil and applesauce together.
  • Add eggs. Mix well.
  • Add spices, vanilla and pumpkin.
  • Mix flour, baking soda and salt.
  • Alternately add flour mixture and water or apple juice. Mix well.
  • Pour into 3 greased small bread loaf pans or 1 greased large bread pan.
  • Bake at 350F degrees for 30 minutes for smaller loaves or 45-55 minutes for large loaf.

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  1. KKirshner
    Easy and Delightful -- came out perfect..........really enjoyed the lower sugar and fat. So I didn't feel any guilt adding some chocolate chips, walnuts and .......... Tip: 1 cup of Pumpkin Puree 240g very important!
    • Review photo by KKirshner
  2. marshann212
    Addendum: I also use 1/2 cup of sugar rather than 3/4. Marshann212
  3. marshann212
    Healthiest and tastiest by far. I do a few tweaks according to my likes. I use orange juice rather than water or apple juice, extra virgin olive oil, 1 tbsp cinnamon, 1 tbsp vanilla and whole wheat flour. Works for me. Occasionally I top it with brown sugar. Pat it in with your hand as it soaks in nicely and makes a great crust.
  4. npollard
    Pumpkin Bread (Less Sugar and Less Oil - Still Amazing!) Created by npollard
  5. npollard
    Very flavorful, moist with a great texture! Solid basic recipe for anyone who is looking for a simple way to cut down on sugar. I added 1/4 clove and 1/4 ginger to mine and it turned out great. So much so that my pickiest eater (8 year-old asked for seconds and thirds!) this never happens!


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