In a large mixing bowl whisk together the dry ingredients (from the flour down to the salt).
Make a well (hole) in the center and throw in the eggs, oil, honey, and vanilla. Stir together thoroughly with a fork, but do not overmix.
Fold in the pumpkin puree and nuts (if using).
Generously grease a large loaf pan or to turn this into pumpkin muffins, place muffin liners in a muffin pan and then pour in the batter.
For a loaf bake for approximately 30 – 40 minutes and for muffins bake for approximately 18 - 22 minutes. Check for doneness by making sure a toothpick inserted comes out clean.
Let the loaf (or muffins) cool in the pan for about 10 minutes, then turn out on a wire rack to cool completely.
If the individual spices aren't available to you, substitute them with 3 teaspoons of pumpkin pie spice.You can try your hand at making your own pumpkin puree with this recipe - 2 Easy Ways To Make Pumpkin Puree.For an extra treat, drop in a half cup of chocolate chips (I like Enjoy Life brand) and, voila, pumpkin chocolate chip bread (or muffins)!Nutrition Facts
Whole-Wheat Pumpkin Bread
Amount Per Serving
Calories 226Calories from Fat 117
% Daily Value*
Saturated Fat 9g56%
Vitamin A 3215IU64%
Vitamin C 0.9mg1%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.