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Spiced Pumpkin Bread

12 slices (1 loaf) servings

Source: Power Foods for the Brain by Neal Barnard, MD; recipe by Christine Waltermyer

This moist, delicious bread is spiced to perfection.

About the Recipe

140 Calories · 3 g Protein · 4 g Fiber
Breakfast · Snack

Pumpkin is high in vitamins A and C, which can help boost your immune system.


Makes 12 slices (1 loaf) Servings

  • whole-wheat pastry flour, sifted (2 cups)
  • baking powder (1 tsp.)
  • baking soda (1 tsp.)
  • sea salt (1/4 tsp.)
  • flaxseed meal (1 1/2 tbsp.)
  • ground cinnamon (1 tsp.)
  • ground ginger (1 tsp.)
  • pumpkin pie spice (1/2 tsp.)
  • rice milk OR non-dairy milk of your choice (1/2 cup)
  • canned pumpkin puree (1 cup plus 2 tbsp.)
  • maple syrup (1/2 cup)
  • brown rice vinegar (1/2 tsp.)
  • pure vanilla extract (1 tsp.)
  • raisins (1/2 cup)


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 F and grease a 1 1/2 quart loaf pan.

  2. In a large bowl, whisk together the dry ingredients (flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, flaxseed meal, cinnamon, ginger, and pumpkin pie spice). 

  3. In another bowl, whisk together the rice milk, pumpkin puree, maple syrup, vinegar, and vanilla.

  4. Fold the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients to combine. Fold in raisins. 

  5. Pour the mixture evenly into the loaf pan. 

  6. Bake for 1hour (60 minutes), or until the center springs back to the touch and a toothpick comes out clean. 

  7. Let cool. Store in a covered container. 

Nutrition Facts

Per serving (1 slice)

Calories: 140
Protein: 3 g
Carbohydrate: 32 g
Sugar: 13 g
Fat: 1 g
     Calories from Fat: 6%
Fiber: 4 g
Sodium: 203 mg

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