Spice, spice baby! A healthy pumpkin bread recipe

Kelly Fong/Staff

Fall is over, which means that many of our favorite pumpkin spiced treats are out of season. But don’t let this stop you from falling in love with your favorite fall treats once again! Pumpkin bread is extremely easy to make, and there aren’t many ways you can completely mess up the recipe (unless you end up baking it for more than two hours). Naturally sweetened with honey, this recipe will leave you begging for more!


1/3 cup melted coconut oil

1/2 cup honey

2 eggs

1 can pumpkin purée (15 oz)

1/4 cup water

2 teaspoons pumpkin spice blend

1 teaspoon baking soda

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

1/2 teaspoon salt

1 3/4 all-purpose flour


Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit and grease a 9×5-inch loaf pan.

In a large bowl, combine the coconut oil, honey, eggs, pumpkin purée, vanilla extract and water. After it’s well-mixed, stir in all the dry ingredients (pumpkin spice blend, baking soda, salt and flour). Evenly pour the batter into the loaf pan and bake for about 60 minutes. (Make sure that when you stick a toothpick into the loaf, it comes out clean.)

Allow the loaf to cool for about 20 minutes before devouring.

Have you fallen back in love with pumpkin bread? We hope so! Happy baking, Golden Bears!

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