Skip to Content

Pumpkin Bread that won’t ruin your waistline

This pumpkin bread is a fall favorite of ours!! It’s lower in fat than most out there and super yummy to boot!  We love the cream cheese hidden inside… this pumpkin bread is moist and delicious.  I found the recipe in a magazine while waiting at a doctors office a few years ago, the receptionist was super nice and photocopied the page for me!   I honestly don’t remember which magazine it came from??  I slightly adapted this pumpkin bread recipe and have since lost the original but it’s a keeper.  WOW!! you’re going to love this bread… 

pumpkin bread
Pumpkin Bread with Cream Cheese Filling

Pumpkin Bread with Cream Cheese Filling

1 C canned pumpkin
1 C sugar
1/2 C brown sugar
3 egg whites
1/2 C milk
1/4 C canola oil
2 C flour
2 1/2 tsp baking powder
1 1/2 tsp cinnamon
1/4 tsp nutmeg
1/4 tsp ginger
1/4 tsp salt

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Spray a 9×5 bread pan. Set aside.  Mix sugar and eggs; cream well. Add pumpkin and oil. Combine flour and baking powder, alternate dry mix and milk until combined.  Add spices.

Cream Cheese filling

1 egg white
2 Tbsp sugar
1 package 1/3 fat cream cheese (neufchatel)

Cream together. Pour half of batter in loaf pan, layer in the filling, pour remaining batter on top.  Bake at 350 degrees for 1 hour and 15 minutes.  Cover with a foil tent at 1 hour so the top doesn’t get overly browned.

Note:  It is difficult to test this bread for doneness… it gets a semi crusty top and therefore the toothpick or touch test doesn’t work.  Just trust the time for your first round and adjust as necessary for future batches.
pumpkin bread
Ingredients for pumpkin bread
pumpkin bread
Mix sugar and eggs; cream. Add pumpkin
pumpkin bread
Alternate dry mix
pumpkin bread
and milk until combined
pumpkin bread
In a small mixing bowl cream together egg white and sugar for filling
pumpkin bread
Add 1/3 fat cream cheese
pumpkin bread
Mix until creamy and lumps are gone. Filling’s ready!!
pumpkin bread
Batters ready!!
pumpkin bread
Pour half of batter into sprayed loaf pan
pumpkin bread
Spoon on cream cheese filling and attempt to make it even 🙂
pumpkin bread
Pour on the remaining batter. Bake 350 degrees for 1 hour and 15 minutes
pumpkin bread
Cover with a foil tent at about an hour so the top doesn’t get too browned
pumpkin bread
Let cool 10-15 minutes on a rack
pumpkin bread
Enjoy!!

My kiddos call all the neighbor friends to come over for a taste of this pumpkin bread when it comes outta the oven!!  It’s gotten a reputation of it’s own… give it a try, it’ll soon be a fall favorite of yours too! 

Yield: 8

Pumpkin Bread that won't ruin your waistline...

Img 7000

Ingredients

  • Pumpkin Bread:
  • 1 C canned pumpkin
  • 1 C sugar
  • 1/2 C brown sugar
  • 3 egg whites
  • 1/2 C milk
  • 1/4 C canola oil
  • 2 C flour
  • 2 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp nutmeg
  • 1/4 tsp ginger
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • Cream Cheese filling:
  • 1 egg white
  • 2 Tbsp sugar
  • 1 package 1/3 fat cream cheese, neufchatel

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Spray a 9x5 bread pan. Set aside.
  3. Mix sugar and eggs; cream well.
  4. Add pumpkin and oil.
  5. Combine flour and baking powder, alternate dry mix and milk until combined.
  6. Add spices.
  7. Filling:
  8. Cream together ingredients.
  9. Pour half of batter in loaf pan, layer in the filling, pour remaining batter on top.
  10. Bake at 350 degrees for 1 hour and 15 minutes.
  11. Cover with a foil tent at 1 hour so the top doesn't get overly browned.

 

pumpkin bread
AND don’t forget to lick the beater!! YUM!

Chef Ruthie

Owners at Cooking With Ruthie
Chef Ruthie is a professionally trained chef who specializes in bringing cuisines, cultures and culinary adventures to your kitchen. Chef Ruthie inspires readers to create in the kitchen, explore the world and find joy in all the many aspects of living!
  1. Ruthie says:

    Scarlet… Thanks so much for your kind words! I'm so glad you like my blog! I'm a pretty lovable person and I love to cook, I'm defiantly open to ideas…

  2. Scarlet Swallow says:

    I love you Ruthie, and we haven't even met yet! Let's get you in print and we'll sell your cook book on my websites to Brides and their Moms! Scarlet

Comments are closed.
Skip to Recipe