Friday, June 24, 2011

Egg-less Pumpkin bread with the goodness of dates

Pumpkin Bread

Pumpkin bread was something I tried for the first time last year when the whole pumpkin that I bought for vishukani was waiting for my mercy....Otherwise I used to buy only cut pumpkin pieces just to add in Sambar or make Erissery....Once I tried this divine bread, no more buying cut pieces of pumpkin....

I have tried different versions of pumpkin bread till now...with eggs, eggless , with n without milk etc...etc...etc...

But the one that I am sharing today is my favorite among them.......

In this I have reduced the sugar that I normally use and instead added some chopped dates which gave a natural sweetness to the bread....Also I have used whole wheat flour instead of plain flour......And landed up with a healthy way to enjoy Pumpkin for our breakfast....

Here comes the easy n simple recipe...

  1. Whole Wheat Flour              - 2 cups
  2. Sugar                                     - 1/3 cup
  3. Baking Powder                     - 1 tsp
  4. Baking Soda                          -  1 tsp
  5. Oil                                           - 1/2 cup [ I used Extra Virgin Olive Oil ]
  6. Yogurt                                    - 1/2 cup
  7. Pumpkin Puree                     - 1 cup
  8. Nutmeg powder                    - 1 tsp
  9. Pitted Dates [ chopped]       - 1/2 cup
  1. Pre heat the oven to 200°C.
  2. Blend together pumpkin puree, oil and yogurt to a smooth paste. You can use your hand mixer or a blender. 
  3. Add sugar and blend again until it all get dissolved and combined well. Keep aside this wet mixture.
  4. Mix together flour, baking powder , baking soda and nutmeg powder in a bowl.
  5. Now add the dry ingredients to the wet mixture and fold in without any lumps. 
  6. Finally add the chopped dates and mix uniformly.
  7. Tranfer to a 8'' x 4'' loafpan and bake for 55-60 mins or until a skewer inserted comes out clean.
  8. Allow it to rest in the pan for a few minutes before taking out. 
  9. Let the bread cool on a wire rack before slicing. 
  10. Pumpkin Bread is ready to be Sliced and Stored. Enjoy as and when you like.
Pumpkin Bread


  1. This looks yummy and healthy....Nice for breakfast...

  2. The first pic of sliced bread is absolutely gorgeous. Your recipe is perfect for me - eggless, whole wheat and low fat. Bookmarked.

  3. Wowwwwwwwww.. looks so soft and delicious.. love the recipe and presentation !!

  4. Omg, seriously bread looks super spongy,soft and super moist, simply love that texture..incredible;.

  5. Cake came out so well and sounds very healthy and it looks very moist too

  6. wow...sounds amazing..
    love d first click..just excellent dear..:)
    Tasty Appetite

  7. That looks so soft n fluffy:-) The first click is soo inviting

  8. Wow! Looks so yummy and tempting!

  9. Soft and moist..healthy and yummy breakfast

  10. I love the gorgeous yellow color n the the perfect texture ~ nicely done!
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  11. wow, pumpkin bread is new to me..this looks so soft n spongy..yummy bread..

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  12. bread looks yummy perfectly baked

  13. Love the healthier changes you've made, perfect texture and beautiful!

  14. a delicious bread and with one of the most sought after pumpkin seeds in the healthy world!!!!!

  15. the pumpkin loaf looks so good! interesting recipe!

  16. Pumpkin and dates sound are an interesting combination. And that's a lovely color!

  17. Everything in that bread sounds healthy and ofcourse looks the ingredients..great recipe..

  18. i love pumpkin bread..along with dates it would be awesome i presume

  19. Beautiful !!!! they looks so perfect , healthy and yummy!!

  20. Woww.. looks yummy and soft..

  21. Awesome bread..sounds yum and perfectly baked!


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