High Calorie Bread [Fall Pumpkin]

High Calorie Bread [Fall Pumpkin]

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High Calorie Bread [Fall Pumpkin]

Pumpkin season is upon us! This High Calorie Bread [Fall Pumpkin] is a delicious way to kickstart the fall season. 

Pumpkin is a versatile and delicious fruit, (yes fruit!), that can be used in savory or sweet dishes. This High Calorie Bread [Fall Pumpkin] is just one of the many ways you can eat for the fall season!  

Eating for the Season

This High Calorie Bread [Fall Pumpkin] is a great way to use seasonal produce! 

Eating for the season ensures that you are getting your produce at peak ripeness, and they usually taste much better than out of season produce. Foods that are in season are also more nutritionally dense than those out of season.  

Another benefit of eating for the season is that it is easier to eat locally. Stopping by your local farmers market is a great way to pick up seasonal produce from your area. 

You can also go to your local grocery store and choose produce that is in season! Choosing seasonal produce is better for the environment because it travels a shorter distance to get to your grocer. 

Some examples of fall seasonal produce include: pumpkins of course!, squash, apples, brussel sprouts, raspberries, lemons, spinach, and many others!

Nutritional Benefits of Pumpkin

Pumpkin has many nutritional benefits and can be used in smoothies, desserts, and even coffee! 

You can find pumpkin fresh or canned at the grocery store. If you buy fresh, it can be roasted and enjoyed, or roasted and pureed for use in other recipes. 

Not only is pumpkin a delicious addition to recipes like this High Calorie Bread, but it is low calorie and a great source of vitamin A and fiber! Fiber is important to maintain a healthy gut and vitamin A helps to keep your skin healthy.

Pumpkin is also a good source of potassium, making this High Calorie Bread a great option as part of your post workout snack! Potassium plays an important role in muscle contraction and preventing muscle cramping. 

Why is Pumpkin a Fruit?

Our favorite fall vegetable is actually considered a fruit! Why is that? According to botanists, anything that starts from a flower is considered a fruit. This is also the reason why tomatoes are considered a fruit! 

We usually categorize pumpkins as a vegetable because they have a more mild, savory flavor. As you can tell from this recipe, they are also a great option for sweets and baking! Pumpkins are such a popular option for fall produce because they are so versatile and nutritious. 

How to Store Pumpkin 

There are a few ways to properly and safely store canned pumpkin, or pumpkin you have roasted and pureed. 

Fridge: Place your canned pumpkin in an airtight container and store safely in the refrigerator for about 1 week. You can also store roasted pumpkin the same way. 

Freezer: If you have leftover canned pumpkin that you want to use at a later date, it can be stored in ziplock bags or even an ice cube tray! Be sure to store pumpkin flat in the ziplock bags and choose an ice cube tray with a lid, or cover with saran wrap. 

What to Eat with High Calorie Bread [Fall Pumpkin]

This High Calorie Bread [Fall Pumpkin] is delicious with your coffee in the morning or as an afternoon snack! Try these different pairings for a well rounded breakfast or snack.

  • Paired with eggs, bacon, and fruit for breakfast.
  • Topped with cream cheese and a side of fruit and nuts as a snack.
  • On the side of a protein smoothie as a post workout snack.
  • Alone with a cup of herbal tea in the afternoon! 

High Calorie Bread [Fall Pumpkin] Ingredients

This High Calorie Bread [Fall Pumpkin] is simple to make and a fall staple! You may already have most of these ingredients in your pantry.

  • Eggs
  • Vegetable oil
  • Pumpkin puree
  • Sugar
  • All-purpose flour
  • Instant vanilla pudding mix (3oz)
  • Baking soda
  • Cinnamon
  • Salt

How to Make High Calorie Bread [Fall Pumpkin]

Preheat your oven to 350 degrees fahrenheit and grease a standard size loaf pan with cooking spray or butter. In a mixing bowl, mix the eggs, oil, pumpkin puree, and sugar with a whisk until smooth. 

In another large bowl, whisk together the flour, pudding mix, baking soda, cinnamon, and salt. Pour the wet mixture into the dry mixture and stir to combine. Pour the batter into the prepared pan and bake in the oven for 1 hour, or until a toothpick comes out clean.

Let cool for 30 minutes before slicing. Enjoy!

How to Store High Calorie Bread [Fall Pumpkin]

To enjoy your bread at a later date, slice and place in an airtight container for up to a week. You can also freeze your loaf in slices or as a whole loaf. 

Place slices in a freezer safe ziploc bag, release all air from the bag and store in the freezer for up to a month. To store a whole loaf, saran wrap the loaf tightly and then wrap in tinfoil before placing in the freezer for up to a month.  

This delicious fall staple also travels well! Wrap your loaf in saran wrap and mail, or in paper packaging and a bow to give to a neighbor. This high calorie bread [fall pumpkin] is also a fantastic option for fall bake sales!

In need of more high calorie bread recipes? Check out our Date and Walnut Loaf!

Let’s Check Out the Recipe!

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High Calorie Bread [Fall Pumpkin]

This delicious high calorie bread is a staple of the fall season!
Course Breakfast, Dessert, Snack
Servings 8 slices
Calories 398 kcal


  • 2 medium eggs
  • 3/4 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 cup pumpkin puree
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup all purpose flour
  • 1 package instant vanilla pudding mix 3 oz package
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp salt


  • Preheat oven to 350°F. Grease standard loaf pan with cooking spray or butter.
  • In a mixing bowl, combine the eggs, oil, pumpkin puree, and sugar. Using a whisk or electric mixer, beat until smooth.
  • In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, pudding mix, baking soda, cinnamon, and salt.
  • Pour the liquid mixture into the dry ingredients and gently stir to combine.
  • Pour the batter into the prepared pan and place in preheated oven. Bake for approximately 1 hour, or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
  • Let cool for at least 30 minutes before slicing. Serve warm or at room temperature.


Serving: 1 sliceCalories: 398kcalCarbohydrates: 49gProtein: 3gFat: 22gSaturated Fat: 4gPolyunsaturated Fat: 12gMonounsaturated Fat: 5gTrans Fat: 0.1gCholesterol: 41mgSodium: 614mgPotassium: 96mgFiber: 1gSugar: 26gVitamin A: 4826IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 18mgIron: 1mg
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