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Favorite Pumpkin Bread Recipe - Lightened Up

This is one of my all-time favorite pumpkin bread recipes, lightened up to make it more Weight Watchers Friendly.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time1 hr
Total Time1 hr 15 mins
Servings: 28
Calories: 148
Author: Martha | Simple Nourished Living


  • 1 can (15 ounces) pumpkin puree (not pumpkin pie filling)
  • 4 eggs
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 1/2 cup low-fat buttermilk
  • 2/3 cup water or apple cider
  • 1-1/2 cups sugar
  • 3-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground allspice


  • Preheat oven to 350F degrees. Grease and flour 2 9x5-inch loaf pans.
  • In a large bowl, mix together pumpkin puree, eggs, oil, buttermilk, water and sugar until well blended.
  • In a separate bowl, whisk together the flour, baking soda, baking powder, salt, cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves and allspice.
  • Stir the dry ingredients into the pumpkin mixture until just blended. Pour batter into the prepared pans.
  • Bake for 60 to 70 minutes in the preheated oven. (Loaves are done when toothpick inserted in center comes out clean.)
  • Remove from the oven and place on a wire rack to cool. After about 10 minutes, remove the pumpkin breads from their pans and place on wire racks to cool completely.
  • Yield: Makes 2 loaves. 14 slices per loaf.

Recipe Notes

Weight Watchers PointsPlus: *4
Weight Watchers Freestyle SmartPoints: *5
Nutrition Facts
Favorite Pumpkin Bread Recipe - Lightened Up
Amount Per Serving (1 slice)
Calories 148 Calories from Fat 43
% Daily Value*
Fat 4.8g7%
Carbohydrates 24g8%
Fiber 1g4%
Protein 2.7g5%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Course: Bread, Breakfast, Brunch
Cuisine: American
Keyword: favorite pumpkin bread, healthy pumpkin loaf