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Healthy Pumpkin Bread with Walnuts in a Cute Basket with Butter and Spices

Healthy Pumpkin Bread with Walnuts

Easy and Healthy Pumpkin Bread recipe, made with whole grain flour, chia seeds, maple syrup, walnuts, beer and malt. Delicious, vegan and packed with nutrients!
Course bread
Cuisine European
Keyword beer bread, healthy pumpkin bread, pumpkin beer bread, yeast pumpkin bread
Prep Time 1 hour
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 45 minutes
Servings 10 slices
Calories 305kcal


  • 200 grams or 7 oz draff or soaked malt
  • 4 cups whole wheat flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 42 g or 1.5 oz fresh yeast (alternatively, two 7 grams packages or 1 ½ tablespoons instant dry yeast)
  • 5 tablespoons maple syrup
  • 60 ml or ¼ cup beer
  • 250 grams or 1 1/8 cup pumpkin puree
  • 2 tablespoons chia seeds
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons pumpkin spice mix (1 tsp cinnamon, ¼ tsp nutmeg, ¼ tsp ginger, 1/8 tsp cloves)
  • 30 grams or 1/4 cup walnuts chopped


  • PREPARE YOUR DRAFF: If you use the home brewing dry malt (see the notes above), soak it overnight and boil in water for 40 minutes. Let it cool, drain it and it's ready for use.
  • MAKE THE DOUGH: Mix all the ingredients in a large bowl. Cover and let rest for 1 hour in a warm place. Preheat the oven to 200 °C or 400 °F. Transfer the dough to a rectangular loaf pan and let sit for 10 more minutes.
  • BAKE THE BREAD: Bake for around 40-50 minutes. Insert a wooden toothpick in the middle of the loaf to check whether it's done. If it comes out dry, your healthy pumpkin bread is ready! Let it cool and enjoy.


Store the loaf in an airtight bag for up to 3 days or refrigerate for up to a week. You can freeze it for up to 3 months.


Calories: 305kcal | Carbohydrates: 60g | Protein: 11g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 238mg | Potassium: 296mg | Fiber: 10g | Sugar: 7g | Vitamin A: 3890IU | Vitamin C: 1.1mg | Calcium: 63mg | Iron: 3.2mg