The best ever Healthy Pumpkin Bread is bursting with fall flavors and made with lots of healthy ingredient swaps. This Yogurt Pumpkin Bread with yogurt can be made with or without chocolate chips.
Course Dessert, Snack
Keyword healthy pumpkin bread
Prep Time 15minutes
Cook Time 50minutes
Cooling Time 1hour
Total Time 1hour5minutes
1/2cupvanilla Greek yogurt(must be Greek yogurt)
1/3cupcoconut oil,measured when melted
3/4cupbrown sugar,lightly packed
1teaspoonpumpkin pie spice
1cupflour,all-purpose white or white-whole wheat (regular whole wheat not recommended)
1/2cupoat flour(blended up old fashioned oats)
1/2cupdark chocolate chips or chopped nutsoptional
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Grease and flour a bread pan (I use 4.5 x 8.5-inch pan) and set aside.
In a large bowl, stir together the pumpkin, Greek yogurt, egg, vanilla, coconut oil (measure when melted and slightly cooled), and brown sugar until well combined.
In another bowl, stir together the baking soda, salt, cinnamon, pumpkin pie spice, nutmeg, flour, and oat flour. (Measure oat flour after blending the oats. To make oat flour, put old-fashioned or quick oats in a blender and pulse them until they resemble flour.) Stir in chocolate chips or nuts if desired. You don't need to use chocolate or nuts for this bread, but if you leave them out I recommend adding 1 additional teaspoon pumpkin pie spice.
Mix the wet and dry ingredients together until just combined (overmixing will yield a dense bread). Increase spices if desired.
Pour into the prepared bread ban and bake for 40-55 minutes or until a fork when inserted into the center comes out clean, or the bread starts to pull away from the edges. If needed, tent the top with foil if the top of the bread is browning faster than the rest.
Store in an airtight container in the fridge. (I microwave a piece for 10-15 seconds before enjoying.) Best eaten within 2-3 days; otherwise, tightly wrap individual pieces and freeze.
Note 1: Make sure you are using regular canned pumpkin puree and not pumpkin pie filling. Also, make sure to only use 1 cup and not an entire can! To ensure the best bread, make sure you are using high-quality and not watery pumpkin.