This Pumpkin Walnut Bread is a delightful Fall treat that is not overly sweet and made with seeds, nuts and whole wheat flour!

Savor the season with a daily slice of pumpkin walnut bread paired with pumpkin spice shake for a tasty and nourishing combination that you’ll surely fall in love.

Slices of Pumpkin Walnut Bread on a  chopping board with a sweet spread in a small container with a teaspoon

It’s that time of the year when all the pumpkin-flavored everything (even floss!) are flooding the store shelves and taking over the internet. It is the biggest food-frenzy during these months and luckily it can come in many forms too!

We are food lovers at heart. Not because we need to eat to live, but rather because we live our lives madly in search for the next best meal. But when pumpkin season arrives, the craziness gets multiplied and goes far beyond the food isle.

What’s So Special About Pumpkin Walnut Bread?

Hmm… the flavor itself!

And the flexibility to infuse this delicious pumpkin flavor into so many things!

It doesn’t take much. Pumpkin has a very distinct flavor, color and odor which makes it very easy to manipulate our favorite recipes into fall-inspired ones like this pumpkin roasted cauliflower, which adds quite a bit of flavor to what would otherwise be, a bland vegetable. And of course, all the baked goods like pumpkin cookies, pumpkin muffins, and pumpkin donuts!

Now with this Pumpkin Walnut Bread, the list is complete!

A loaf of healthy bread topped with nuts in a loaf pan
Bread with nuts and seeds

This Pumpkin Walnut Bread Recipe includes your basic cake with fall inspired flavors such as cinnamon, ginger, walnuts, flaxseed, pumpkin seeds and of course pumpkin!

Not overly sweet and made with whole wheat flour, this delicious pumpkin snack bread has walnut pieces in every bite, and a super soft and moist texture with deep flavors. Perfect for an afternoon snack, paired with a delicious pumpkin latte!

Slices of Pumpkin Walnut Bread
A slice of healthy bread with nuts and seeds spread evenly with a sweet concoction

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5 from 3 votes

Pumpkin Walnut Bread

by Silvia Ribas
This Pumpkin Walnut Bread is a delightful Fall treat that is not overly sweet and made seeds, nuts and whole wheat flour!
Prep: 10 minutes
Cook: 45 minutes
Servings: 10 slices


  • 9 x 5 loaf pan


  • 1 3/4 cup whole wheat flour
  • 2 tbsp flaxseed
  • 1 tsp each cinnamon, baking powder and baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp sea salt
  • 1/4 tsp ground ginger
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1/3 cup olive oil
  • 1/2 cup maple syrup
  • 1 tsp lemon zest
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 3/4 cup pumpkin puree
  • 1 cup walnuts
  • 2 tbsp pumpkin seeds


  • Pre-heat oven to 350F degrees. Line a 9 x 5 loaf pan with parchment paper. Set aside.
  • In a medium bowl add in all the dried ingredients and whisk to combine.
  • In a large bowl whisk together the eggs, oil, and maple syrup until combined. Stir in lemon zest, vanilla and pumpkin puree.
  • Pour flour mix into egg bowl and stir until no white streaks remain. Fold in 1/2 cup walnuts.
  • Pour batter on to loaf pan and add remaining walnuts and pumpkin seeds on top. Bake for 45-48 minutes or until toothpick comes out clean when inserted into the center.
  • Remove from oven and allow it to cool down before serving.

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

Keyword: Pumpkin Bread
Course: Breakfast, Dessert
Cuisine: American
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  1. This pumpkin bread looks SO moist and delicious! Love the addition of the walnuts! I’m pinning for later!

  2. This bread is amazing. I never leave recipe reviews, but I had to let others know that it is easy to make, has good ingredients, and is delicious. Thanks for providing this recipe.

  3. If you use self rising flour you can ommit the baking powder and salt, also the 3 eggs add the extra moisture you could just do 2 large eggs if you prefer. This is pretty much the basic base recipe for banana bread, just add in the special spices and change the pumpkin to bananas;)
    2 eggs, flour, brown sugar for the maple syrup and 4 bananas:))nuts, cinnamon & vanilla are optional

  4. Easy to make and came out great. I will use a full cup of pumpkin next loaf. I will also press the topping into the batter a bit. It’s super out of the oven with butter too. I will also try using a glass loaf pan. It the parchment paper necessary if I grease and flour the pan. I am always trying new things.

    1. That’s wonderful John, I am so glad to hear that you enjoyed my pumpkin bread! Thanks for sharing your feedback and I hope to see you back for more!