Pumpkin Pecan Bread

Friday, November 14, 2014

I know everyone is looking forward to Christmas, and the holiday season in generally, but despite all that excitement fall isn't quite over yet. Which is why today I am back with another fall themed recipe for pumpkin pecan bread. Think banana bread minus the bananas and packed with pumpkin spice and a pecan crunch on top. Is your mouth watering yet? Let's begin.


1 1/2 cups of whole wheat flour
1/2 cup brown sugar
1 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice (or 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon, 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg & 1/4 teaspoon all spice)
3/4 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 large eggs
a splash of vanilla extract
3/4 cups pumpkin puree
2/3 cup unsweetened applesauce
1/2 cup vegetable oil (I substituted coconut oil)
1/3 cup of chopped pecans


Preheat your oven to 350°F.

In a large mixing bowl, mix together the whole wheat flour, brown sugar, pumpkin pie spice, baking powder, baking soda and salt.

Next create a well in the center and add the eggs, vanilla extract, pumpkin, applesauce and oil. Mix until the batter becomes smooth.

Now pour the mixture into a well greased loaf pan, top with pecans and bake for about 20-25 minutes.

Cool & Enjoy.

This is a super easy and delicious recipe, I honestly had no idea how simple it was until I started making it. You literally just combined all the ingredients in one bowl, which I guess I forgot what a novelty that is. I've grown used to using a bunch of different tools in the kitchen that it's a nice to just throw everything in the kitchen aid and mix; and because of that this recipe will definitely make a reappearance next fall. And if applesauce isn't exactly a staple in your household you can make a super easy version by blending a microwaved apple, that has been pealed and sliced obviously, with a splash of water. Oh and before I forget if you don't have pumpkin pie spice you can just use 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon, 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg & 1/4 teaspoon all spice. As always let me know what you think of this recipe.