Pumpkin Zucchini Spice Bread

The delicious autumn flavors of pumpkin, zucchini, and warm cinnamon make this spice bread irresistible.

September 29, 2011

Cinnamon, a pronounced flavor in this bread, not only tastes great but is also good for you. Studies have found that cinnamon may help control blood sugar levels.

Serves: 16
Prep:  15 min
Cook: 1 hr 10 min
Total: 1 hr 25 min

NOTE: Ingredients for a changed serving size are based on a calculation and are not reviewed by the author or tested. Please also consider scaling up or down cooking containers as needed.



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  • 1 1/2 cups whole-grain pastry flour
  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1 cup canned solid-pack pumpkin
  • 1 cup packed brown sugar or 1/2 cup honey
  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) trans-free margarine, softened
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 2 cups shredded zucchini
  • 1/2 cups finely chopped pecans


1. Preheat the oven to 350°F. Coat a 9" x 5" loaf pan with cooking spray.
2. In a large bowl, combine the flours, cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves, salt, baking powder, and baking soda.
3. In a medium bowl, whisk together the eggs, pumpkin, brown sugar, margarine, and vanilla until
light and fluffy. Stir in the zucchini. Stir into the flour mixture just until blended. Fold in the pecans.
4. Pour into the prepared pan. Bake for 60 to 70 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in
the center comes out clean. Cool on a rack for 10 minutes. Remove from the pan and cool completely.

Nutritional Facts per serving

Calories     227.6 cal
Fat     9.5 g
Saturated fat     2.6 g
Cholesterol    39.7 mg
Sodium    294.3 mg
Carbohydrates     31.9 g
Total sugars     14.5 g
Dietary fiber    2.3 g
Protein     4.3 g

Courtesy of Rodale Healthy Recipe Finder.