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Easy Pumpkin Bread Recipe



  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/4 cup oil
  • 1/3 cup applesauce
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1/3 cup water
  • 1 15 ounce pumpkin puree
  • 1 3/4 cups white whole wheat flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoons cinnamon
  • 2 teaspoons pumpkin pie spice

Optional Topping

  • 2 tablespoons crystal sugar
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon


  • Preheat oven to 325 degrees F.
  • In a large bowl, combine your brown sugar, eggs, oil, vanilla and applesauce until well mixed. Add in water, mix until well combined. Add in pumpkin puree, mix well. Add in dry ingredients and stir until just combined, do not over mix.
  • Spray a standard size loaf pan with non stick cooking spray. Pour mixture into pan.
  • Combine crystal sugar and cinnamon in a small bowl. Sprinkle over top of mixture in pan.
  • Bake for approximately 50-60 minutes or until knife inserted into the center comes out clean.
  • Remove from oven and allow to cool.
  • Wrap with plastic wrap or foil once cooled if not eating right away.
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