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Easy Pumpkin Spice Homemade Bread

Holy pumpkin season! It seems everywhere I turn there is pumpkin flavored something or other. But most of those pumpkin mixes for treats and homemade breads are not that healthy. They are not natural and clean most of the time. You really need to read the labels and know what you are buying and putting into your body. That’s why I love this Pumpkin Spice Homemade Bread because not only is it natural and clean, it’s super easy and quick!

Easy Pumpkin Spice Homemade Bread for Natural and Clean Baking

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Flaxseed is Amazing!

I love using flaxseed in my baking because it takes the place of oil and adds a bounty of health benefits. The oil that is used in this pumpkin applesauce spice bread recipe calls for coconut oil, which in itself is healthy! Personally I would add nuts or chocolate chips to give it some texture but not everyone likes it that way.

Most nutrition experts recommend ground over whole flaxseed because the ground form is easier to digest. Whole flaxseed may pass through your intestine undigested, which means you won’t get all the benefits.

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Benefits of Flaxseed
According to Dr.Axe, these are the best and most important benefits of flaxseed:

  1. High in Fiber, but Low in Carbs
  2. Healthy Skin and Hair
  3. Helps with Weight Loss
  4. Lowers Cholesterol
  5. Flaxseeds are Gluten-Free
  6. Flaxseeds are High in Antioxidants (Lignans)
  7. Aids in Digestion
  8. Flax Seeds Helps Prevent Cancer
  9. High in Omega-3 Fatty Acids
  10. Helps with Menopausal Symptoms

Pumpkin health benefits

Health Benefits of Pumpkin

According to Daily Burn, these are the best benefits of pumpkin:

  1. Feel Fuller – Pumpkin seeds pack about 1.7 grams of dietary fiber per ounce, while mashed pumpkin has only 50 calories per cup and 3 grams of fiber.
  2. Boost Vision – Lots of vitamin A, which promotes good vision. Vitamin A also helps form and maintain healthy skin, teeth and bones.
  3. Lower Blood Pressure – Pumpkin seed oil is full of phytoestrogens, which research shows are beneficial for preventing hypertension.
  4. Sleep Better – Pumpkin seeds are rich in tryptophan which is responsible for helping the body make serotonin, the feel-good neurotransmitter that helps you relax and unwind.
  5. Pumpkins are rich in beta-carotene and other antioxidants with cancer protective properties
  6. Extra Fiber keeps your heart healthy

easy healthy pumpkin bread

Pumpkin Spice Homemade Bread

  • 3 tablespoons flaxseed (ground)
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened applesauce
  • 1/2 cup coconut oil
  • 2 cups fresh pumpkin puree
  • 3 cups flour (whole wheat)
  • 1 teaspoon each cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon fresh nutmeg
  • 1 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup walnuts (loosely chopped)
  • Oats for garnish
  1. Heat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
  2. Stir together flaxseed and water until thick. Add flax mixture to sugar, applesauce, oil, and pumpkin in a large bowl.
  3. In a medium bowl, mix flour, spices, baking soda, baking powder, and salt together. Add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients. Gently stir in the walnuts.
  4. Lightly coat 2 loaf pans with grease or cooking spray.
  5. Split the mixture into two regular loaf pans. Toss oats or sugar on top to garnish.
  6. Bake the loaves for about 55 minutes. Allow to cool 20 minutes in pans before removing to wire cooling rack.

Check out the other healthy homemade bread ideas on this site!

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live22

Friday 2nd of August 2019

I made this pumpkin bread Sunday night and ohh my goodness it was so yummy!!!!! So moist and full of flavor. It taste even better than the pumpkin bread from starbucks! I'm deffinetly gonna save this recipe for my favorites. Thanks so much for sharing your amazing recipes:)

Jennifer

Tuesday 11th of June 2019

I made pumpkin bread over the weekend and had the same recipe however, I added a few teaspoons of allspice and half a teaspoon of ginger which gave it a wonderful flavor....my family and friends asked me to bake more this weekend...lol

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Miz Helen

Monday 6th of November 2017

Your Pumpkin Applesauce Spice Bread look fabulous! Thanks so much for sharing with us at Full Plate Thursday this week. Hope you are having a great week and come back to see us real soon! Miz Helen

Antonia

Monday 6th of November 2017

I love healthy versions of baked goods. I think my family will really enjoy this! Thank you for bringing your pumpkin spice bread to the party! Happy Fiesta Friday!

Jhuls @ The Not So Creative Cook

Sunday 5th of November 2017

I love the sound of this bread! Thanks for sharing at Fiesta Friday party!