Eggless Pumpkin Bread

This pumpkin bread recipe is my go to favorite for two reasons. The first reason is that when I was in my twenties, I developed a severe egg allergy! I could eat nothing that had an egg in it, or I would be extremely sick.

Most of my recipes contained eggs, so I coped by eating no baked goods! At the time there was no internet, and recipes that were eggless were hard to find. No one knew anything about egg substitutions either.

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I ended up finding this recipe in a cookbook called Delectable Collectibles, which was a recipe collection submitted by various people. This recipe was credited to four people, Toya Rennick, Karen Kuhne, Nan Green, and Billie Thurman, so I figured it was worth a try, if 4 people loved it. I tried it, and it was amazing.

The second reason I love it is because it's simple and it makes 3 loaves. I have changed it a bit by adding whole wheat pastry flour, and I usually add in a bag of tiny chocolate chips! I follow healthy diet habits most of the time, but fruit breads are my one area of splurge, although I try to make them healthy if I can.

Ingredients for Eggless Pumpkin Bread:

  • 5 cups flour or whole wheat pastry flour

  • 4 cups sugar (You can use one of the sugar substitutes that are good for baking like Stevia or Monk Fruit)

  • 4 t. baking soda

  • 1 t. salt

  • 2 t. cinnamon

  • 1 t. cloves

  • 1 cup oil (your choice) (Or use 1/2 cup oil and 1/2 cup unsweetened applesauce)

  • 1 large can pumpkin (29 oz)

  • 1 bag of small chocolate chips (recipe does not call for this, but I add them often) - (Lily's chocolate brand has some sugar free chocolate chips)

Directions for Eggless Pumpkin Bread:

  • Sift dry ingredients together

  • Make a well in the middle of the dry ingredients and add the oil and pumpkin

  • Mix together thoroughly

  • Pour into 3 loaf pans greased loaf pans

  • Bake at 350 degrees for 1 hour and 15 minutes until a toothpick inserted comes out clean

Eggless Pumpkin Bread Recipe by Healthy Diet Habits

I love the simplicity of this pumpkin bread recipe and that it is delicious. I also love that it uses an entire large can of pumpkin. Many recipes use a strange amount of pumpkin, and if I am going to open a can, I would prefer to use the entire can, rather than wasting food, which usually happens.

Feel free to experiment with the recipe. I have cut the oil in half and substituted in applesauce and it's great. I have used different types of oil, depending on which oil I think is healthiest at the time. It is one of those no fail recipes that everyone always loves.

I usually bake and try to freeze a loaf or two for later use. I have boys in my family, so that's not always possible. I take it often to events that I attend and it's always gone. It just a simple fruit bread that everyone enjoys!

I know on the quest for lifestyle solutions for health, many people try to deprive themselves of desserts. I love fruit breads because a little piece goes a long way in satisfaction. I am not tempted to grab a piece every time I pass the kitchen, which is not the case with home-made cookies, which are more of a trigger foodHealthy eating is about learning to include foods that you enjoy into your life!


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