Pumpkin Spice Nut Bread Recipe

8 Servings – 60 minutes, includes cooking time

This bread is perfect for a fall or holiday morning. I know there are a lot of ingredients, but the taste is worth it. Makes an excellent gift.


  • ¾ C all-purpose flour
  • ½ C whole wheat pastry flour
  • ½ tsp ground nutmeg
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tsp pumpkin pie spice
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • ½ tsp baking soda
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ½ C old-fashioned oats
  • ¼ C non-dairy milk
  • ¼ C applesauce
  • 2 flax eggs or egg replacer
  • ½ C chopped dates or dried fruit
  • 1/3 C maple syrup
  • ½ C sweet potato or pumpkin pureé
  • ¼ C raisins
  • ¼ C chopped walnuts


  1. Preheat oven to 400°. Oil and flour a 9×5 bread pan.
  2. In a large bowl, combine flours, all spices, baking powder, baking soda and salt. Whisk to combine.
  3. Add dates and oats, and toss to coat.
  4. In another bowl, whisk together the milk, applesauce, eggs, syrup and pureé.
  5. Stir in raisins.
  6. Add liquid ingredients to dry, folding to incorporate.
  7. Pour into bread pan.
  8. Bake for 25 minutes, then lower heat to 300° and bake another 15 minutes.
  9. When baking is done, check doneness with a toothpick. It should come out clean. Take out pan and let sit for at least 15 minutes before attempting to serve

Note: Feel free to use any other dried fruit or nuts. You can also use any leftover cranberry sauce as a jam for this.

Abbreviations: C = cup; oz = ounce; Tbsp = tablespoon; tsp = teaspoon

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