Whole Wheat Pumpkin Bread


Lighten up classic pumpkin bread by swapping in oil and low-fat yogurt. Give it a fiber boost by using whole wheat flour.

Whole Wheat Pumpkin Bread
Photo: Andy Lyons
Prep Time:
25 mins
Bake Time:
45 mins
Cool Time:
10 mins
Total Time:
1 hrs 20 mins
2 to 4 loaves


  • ¾ cup granulated sugar

  • ¾ cup packed brown sugar

  • 1 6 ounce carton plain low-fat yogurt

  • ¼ cup vegetable oil

  • 4 eggs

  • 2 ⅓ cup whole wheat pastry flour or white whole wheat flour

  • 1 cup all-purpose flour

  • 2 teaspoon baking soda

  • 1 ½ teaspoon salt

  • 1 ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon

  • 1 teaspoon ground nutmeg

  • cup water

  • 1 15 ounce can pumpkin


  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Grease the bottom and 1/2 inch up the sides of two 9x5x3-inch, three 8x4x2-inch, or four 7 1/2x3 1/2x2-inch loaf pans; set aside. In an extra-large bowl beat granulated sugar, brown sugar, yogurt, and oil with an electric mixer on medium speed until combined. Add eggs; beat well.

  2. In a large bowl stir together whole wheat pastry flour, all-purpose flour, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, and nutmeg. Alternately add flour mixture and the water to egg mixture, beating on low speed after each addition just until combined. Beat in pumpkin.

  3. Spoon batter into the prepared loaf pans; spread evenly. Bake for 45 to 50 minutes for 9x5-inch loaves, 40 to 45 minutes for 8x4-inch loaves, 35 to 40 minutes for 7 1/2x3-inch loaves, or until a toothpick inserted near the centers comes out clean.

  4. Cool in pans on wire racks for 10 minutes. Remove from pans. Cool completely on wire racks. Wrap and store overnight before slicing.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

117 Calories
3g Fat
21g Carbs
3g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 32
Calories 117
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 3g 4%
Saturated Fat 0.5g 3%
Cholesterol 24mg 8%
Sodium 203mg 9%
Total Carbohydrate 21g 8%
Total Sugars 11g
Protein 3g
Vitamin C 0.6mg 3%
Calcium 23mg 2%
Iron 0.5mg 3%
Potassium 60mg 1%
Folate, total 12mcg
Vitamin B-12 0.1mcg

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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