Oat Flour Pumpkin Bread

By: Renown Wellness Team

October 18, 2021

Pumpkin bread loaf hot out of the oven

Who knew that pumpkin bread can be nutritious and delicious? Caitlin Bus, Registered Dietitian with the Renown Healthy Heart Program shares her expertise on how to make a healthy and hearty pumpkin bread with homemade oat flour and natural substitutes for sugar. Give it a try!

Oat Flour Pumpkin Bread

  • Course: Guilt-Free
  • Cuisine: American

  • Servings 1 slice (1 loaf yields 12 slices)
  • Prep Time 10 mins
  • Cook Time 40-45 mins


  • 2 1/4 cups old fashioned oats (makes 2 cups oat flour)

  • 1 tbsp pumpkin spice

  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon

  • 1 tsp baking soda

  • 1/2 tsp baking powder

  • 1/3 cup avocado oil

  • 1 1/2 cup canned 100% pure pumpkin (not pie filling)

  • 1/2 cup unsweetened apple sauce

  • 1/2 cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk

  • 1/2 cup honey or pure maple syrup

  • 2 eggs

  • 6 dates, chopped (optional) 


  1. Preheat the oven to 350F 
  2. Using a food processor or blender, grind the old fashioned rolled oats into fine flour. If you are using store bought oat flour, use 2 cups. Set aside in a large bowl 
  3. In a large bowl whisk together pumpkin puree, avocado oil, applesauce, almond milk, honey/maple syrup, eggs, and dates if using them.
  4. Add pumpkin pie spice, cinnamon, baking soda, and baking powder to the oat flour. Mix to combine evenly. 
  5. Next add the wet mixture to the flour mixture and stir until totally combined. 
  6. Spray with cooking spray a line bread loaf dish 9x5. Pour batter into the loaf pan. Sprinkle rolled oats on top, about 2 tablespoons. 
  7. Bake for 40-45 minutes until inserted toothpick comes out clean 
  8. Let cool completely before wrapping for storage. 

Notes: If you would like to keep this recipe egg free/vegan you can replace the eggs with "flax eggs" by mixing 2 tbsp ground flax meal with 6 tbsp water and let sit for 5 minutes before adding to your recipe. 


Recipe Note

Nutrition Facts: 
Calories 185
Total fat 8g 
Saturated fat 1g
Sodium 116mg 
Total Carbohydrate 26g 
Sugars 13g 
Dietary Fiber 3g 
Protein 3g 

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