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Pumpkin bread with slices stacked in front. There is a bite out of the top slice.

Applesauce Pumpkin Bread (Or Applesauce Pumpkin Muffins)

Soft, tender, and moist pumpkin bread is full of comforting fall spices. You won't believe that it has less fat and calories than your traditional pumpkin bread!
5 from 5 votes
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 1 hr
Total Time 1 hr 15 mins
Course Breakfast
Cuisine American
Servings 24
Calories 208 kcal


  • 3 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1/4 teaspoon clove
  • 1/4 teaspoon ginger
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 4 eggs
  • 2 1/2 cups sugar
  • 1/2 cup canola or vegetable oil
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened applesauce
  • 2/3 cup water
  • 15 ounces pumpkin puree


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spray two loaf pans with nonstick spray.
  • Mix dry ingredients together in a medium bowl and set aside.
  • Beat eggs on medium-high speed for 3-4 minutes, until light-colored and fluffy.
  • Add sugar and beat on high an additional minute.
  • Add oil, applesauce, water, and pumpkin to the egg mixture and stir on low speed until combined.
  • Stir in dry ingredients on low speed until just combined and no flour is visible.
  • Bake for 50-60 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in center comes out clean.
  • Allow bread to cool completely before removing and slicing.


For muffins, bake for 18-23 minutes. Yield: 24 muffins  
For mini-muffins, bake for 12-15 minutes. Yield: 60 mini-muffins


Calories: 208kcalCarbohydrates: 37gProtein: 3gFat: 6gSaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 27mgSodium: 200mgPotassium: 70mgFiber: 1gSugar: 22gVitamin A: 2797IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 13mgIron: 1mg
Keyword bread, fall recipes, pumpkin, quick bread
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