Tuesday, September 17, 2013

{Clean Eating Pumpkin Bread}

I am a HUGE fan of pumpkin bread!! Love it! Every year when September hits....I am craving pumpkin bread!! I will have to say though...all of the pumpkin bread recipes that I used to eat were LOADED with sugar!!! Oh and loaded with oil!! Although that bread was delicious...I like to stay away from white sugar and vegetable oil these days!! I decided to come up with my own recipe for pumpkin bread and it turned out FABULOUS! The kids have been devouring this bread as well which is awesome! Every ingredient is nutritious! You can feel great about eating this and serving it to your family! Eat for breakfast, for a snack, or topped with some organic whipped topping for dessert!!



Clean Eating Pumpkin Bread

  • 2 cups oats (Processed into a flour consistency using a food processor)
  • 3/4 cup pumpkin puree
  • 1 large banana (mashed) **about 3/4 cup
  • 4 oz. unsweetened applesauce
  • 1/2 cup honey
  • 1 1/2 tsp. baking powder
  • 1 tsp. cinnamon
  • 1 tsp. pumpkin pie spice
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 2 eggs
Pre-heat oven to 375 degrees.

Combine all ingredients in medium bowl and stir until combined. 

Place batter in loaf pan sprayed with coconut oil/ olive oil spray. **Can top loaf with a sprinkle of oats before baking to make it pretty!!**

Bake for 30-40 minutes or until toothpick inserted in the middle comes out clean.



30 comments:

  1. Such a great recipe! I just made pumpkin muffins last night but I am definitely gonna need to make this too

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  2. Yum! Love pumpkin bread but you're so right, most recipes are loaded with sugar! We actually bought my son a slice last weekend from Starbucks as a little treat and he didn't even like it. I tried a bite to see why and it was so sweet! Both my hubby and I agreed it was too sugary and couldn't eat it.

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    1. It's crazy how your tastes change when you eliminate packaged/processed foods! I can't handle the sweetness of many treats that I used to love!

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  3. Yum, I can't wait to try this!!! And the best part is that I actually have all the ingredients in my kitchen--that never happens :)

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    1. That's great! And it is so easy to whip up!! Hope you love it!

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  4. What size loaf pan do you use? , Made the cake, delicious but a little mushy in center,
    Thanks

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    1. I used a 9 x 5 loaf pan. Some ovens vary...I always check with a toothpick in the center of the loaf once the timer goes off and make sure that it comes out clean. If not...I put it back in for 5 more minutes. Hope that helps!!!

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  5. Is there anything I could sub for the bananas? I'm allergic :(

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    1. I would think more applesauce or vanilla Greek yogurt should work!!

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  6. I'm curious to try making this recipe with molasses instead of honey or half and half...my mother uses it quite often for baking.

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    1. I think molasses would probably work just fine! You will definitely have to let me know how it is!!

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  7. I tried it but instead of doing baking powder, I did baking soda....seems more like banana bread on my end, but still taste great. thanks for the recipe.

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    1. You know I have made it three times and only once did I taste the bananas....I think it depends on how ripe your bananas are. I would say if you have really ripe bananas...you could try using applesauce instead so that the banana doesn't over power the bread! Glad you enjoyed it!! :)

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  8. I just made this tonight and it is great! I was wondering how you stored this....even though, after tasting it, I don't think it will last that long! Does it need to be in an air tight container, or just wrapped up on the counter?

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    1. Yay! So glad you like it! I always store mine in an air right container or plastic wrap in the fridge. My whole family loves this bread cold! :)

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  9. Just found this recipe on Pinterest and got the ingredients to try tomorrow! Sounds amazingggg!! Will let you know how I like it :)

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  10. Can i sub the honey for brown sugar? All outta honey :(

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    1. I would sub the honey for maple syrup or agave. It's usually best to sub liquid for liquid or dry for dry. You certainly could try it out though! Let me know how it goes!!

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  11. are the 2 cups oats measure before pulsing?

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    1. Great question! Haha. That explains why my loaf took over an hour and was really dense.
      Noted for next time!

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  12. This sounds yummy, but not for diabetics. Is there any way it could be changed for us?

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    1. You could use agave nectar in the place of honey. It has a lower glycemic index. Stevia is also a great substitute but I would add a little more applesauce to add in a little more liquid. Hope that helps!

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  13. Trying this right now.... currently baking the oven. I have high hopes. ;-) Was looking for a recipe like this that doesn't use regular flour/butter. Impatiently waiting

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  14. What I like most about this clean eating recipe is that it doesn't require a lot of obscure ingredients. Can't wait to try it. Thanks for posting.

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  15. I made this last night and it was amazing! i was a little nervous while it was in the oven, because alot of times "healthy replacement recipes" that use bananas and applesauce instead of butter and oil turn out tasteless and bland. But not this one! This pumpkin bread is better than any I've ever tasted. It is moist, and EXCELLENT warmed up with melted almond butter or light spread butter. Thanks so much!

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  16. Steel cut oats vs quick oats...does it matter??

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    1. I usually use old fashioned oats in my bread recipes. Afraid steel cut may give you a different texture. I think quick oats would be a similar consistency. :)

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