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Skinny Pumpkin Cream Cheese Loaf Recipe

Our Skinny Pumpkin Cream Cheese Loaf Recipe is a family favorite and a must-make every year when autumn comes around! We think you’ll agree that it doesn’t one bit “skinny” and every bit decadent! OMG. We love it so much.

Today’s pumpkin loaf is simple to make with the basics of flour, sugar or sugar replacer, coconut oil, eggs, and all the autumn favorite spices! The loveliest part is the cream cheese mixture that hides inside! You’ll wow all your guests with our Skinny Pumpkin Cream Cheese Loaf Recipe! Enjoy 🙂  

Happy day, it’s Fit Friday! We love hangin’ out with Miss Nichole from Pure Clean Fitness! She’s a been a part of our Friday’s for many years and we love her so much! Thank you, Nichole, for coming every week and sharing your awesome fitness knowledge with us! If you want check out more of our Fit Friday posts then CLICK HERE

Skinny Pumpkin Cream Cheese Loaf is a family favorite in the autumn!

We adore our Skinny Pumpkin Cream Cheese Loaf Recipe!

I’m so excited to share our Skinny Pumpkin Cream Cheese Loaf Recipe with all of you! It’s a fall tradition around our house. Honestly, as soon September is here I start craving some of this pumpkin cream cheese loaf. The whole experience is enjoyable for me- mixing it, baking it with the autumn aromas filling the entire house, and then sharing it with my family and friends!  

Ingredients for our Skinny Pumpkin Cream Cheese Loaf Recipe

  • pumpkin puree
  • sugar or sugar replacer
  •  brown sugar or replacer
  • eggs
  • coconut oil
  • flour
  • baking powder, cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger, sea salt
  • low-fat milk
  • Cream Cheese Filling:
  • egg white, sugar, and 1/3 fat cream cheese
  • raw pumpkin seeds, to garnish

Skinny Pumpkin Cream Cheese Loaf is a family favorite in the autumn!

We hope you’ll try a few of pumpkin recipes along with our Skinny Pumpkin Cream Cheese Loaf Recipe!

 Skinny Pumpkin Cream Cheese Loaf is a family favorite in the autumn!

Now, for Fit Friday with Nichole & our Skinny Pumpkin Cream Cheese Loaf Recipe!

I love to run, my friends and family all know this about me. I am often asked by my runner friends if I do weights. Yes! Your body needs it all in order for it to function at its best. And does ALL mean weights and cardio? No. Well those are included, but they do not encompass ALL. Don’t forget nutrition and flexibility. Let’s talk about why for a minute before we go in to this week’s workout.

Nutrition: a healthy diet throughout life promotes normal growth, development, and aging. It reduces risk of chronic disease. And generally just helps you feel better. When I talk about a healthy diet I don’t mean a life of counting macros or eating perfect, this is not life. But I do mean that you make healthy choices most of the time. Fruits and veggies are important, but it is ok to balance it all out and enjoy your treats.
Weights: Weight lifting isn’t just about bulking up and building muscle mass, the experts say. Its benefits include improved posture, better sleep, gaining bone density, maintaining weight loss, boosting metabolism, lowering inflammation and staving off chronic disease, among a laundry list of positives.
Cardio: Boost your mood through the release of endorphins, which are feel-good chemicals released by your brain. Help you sleep better at night. Reduce arthritis pain and stiffness through joint movement. Help prevent or manage high blood pressure, heart disease and diabetes. Pick whatever works for you. I enjoy running, but I also love teaching cycling classes and swimming. There is no best answer here, it is just whatever you enjoy so that you will actually do it.
Flexibility: Stretching keeps the muscles flexible, strong, and healthy, and we need that flexibility to maintain a range of motion in the joints. Without it, the muscles shorten and become tight. Then, when you call on the muscles for activity, they are weak and unable to extend all the way resulting in injuries.
This week’s workout is going to be a circuit workout, meaning it will include weights and cardio. Don’t forget to fuel for your workout (get in that nutrition) and stretch both before and after.
You will need a jump rope and a barbell, if you don’t have a bar you can use dumbbells for the high pull. For your run, I get that not everyone has access to a track or treadmill. If you do remember that a 400m run is the same as one time around a standard track or .25 on the treadmill. If you don’t you can run in place for 2 min, or something equivalent to that (around your house, to the corner and back, etc).

Skinny Pumpkin Cream Cheese Loaf is a family favorite in the autumn!

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Skinny Pumpkin Cream Cheese Loaf

Skinny Pumpkin Cream Cheese Loaf is a family favorite in the autumn!
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour 15 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 35 minutes


  • 1 cup canned pumpkin puree
  • 1 cup sugar or sugar replacer
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar or replacer
  • 2 eggs, room temperature
  • 1/4 cup coconut oil, melted
  • 2 cups flour
  • 2 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1/4 teaspoon ginger
  • 1/4 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1/2 cup low-fat milk
  • Cream Cheese Filling:
  • 1 egg white, room tmeperature
  • 2 teaspoons sugar
  • 1 package ⅓ fat cream cheese, neufchatel, room temperature
  • 1/2 cup raw pumpkin seeds


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Spray a 9x5 bread pan; set aside.
  3. Mix sugar and eggs; cream 3-5 minutes until light and fluffy.
  4. Slowly drizzle in coconut oil while mixing.
  5. Add pumpkin; mix to incorporate.
  6. In a separate bowl whisk together flour, baking powder, cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger, and sea salt.
  7. Add 3/4 cup dry mixture and alternate with milk until combined.
  8. Cream Cheese Filling:
  9. Cream together ingredients.
  10. Pour half of batter in prepared loaf pan, layer in the filling by dolloping down the center and then spreading to the edges, pour remaining batter on top.
  11. Evenly sprinkle batter with pumpkin seeds.
  12. Bake for 1 hour and 15 minutes and toothpick inserted removes clean.
  13. Top will crack while baking- it's expected.
  14. Cover with a foil tent at 1 hour if the top is getting overly browned.
  15. Cool on cooling rack in pan for 20 minutes, remove from pan to complete cooling.
  16. Slice, serve, and enjoy!

Skinny Pumpkin Cream Cheese Loaf Recipe will be a delicious addition to your autumn baking! 

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