Healthy Spicy Pumpkin Gingerbread


  • 6 egg whites
  • 4 ounces of sugar
  • 1 cup pumpkin puree
  • 1 ¾ cup whole wheat flour
  • ½ cup coconut oil
  • ¼ cup butter
  • ½ cup buttermilk
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon ginger
  • ½ teaspoon allspice
  • ½ teaspoon cinnamon
  • ½ teaspoon nutmeg
  • coconut oil

As the fall season approaches, I like to start baking with pumpkin and spices. This healthy snack goes perfect with a cup of hot tea or coffee in the morning. It also makes for an easy snack to take with you when you’re on the go.

Before I get started, I preheat the oven to 350 degrees and I grab a 9×12 inch baking pan. I place a small amount of coconut oil in the bottom of the pan to lightly grease it.

Then I grab my large mixing bowl and add 6 egg whites, 4 ounces of sugar, 1 cup of pumpkin puree, ½ cup coconut oil, 1 tablespoon of lemon juice, and ½ cup buttermilk. I blend it together with my hand held mixer.

Once the ingredients are combined thoroughly, I set that bowl to the side. I grab a second mixing bowl and add 1 ¾ cup whole wheat flour, baking soda, ginger, allspice, cinnamon and nutmeg to the bowl. I gently stir these ingredients together with a wooden spoon.

Next, I take the bowl with the egg whites and other wet ingredients and pour it into this bowl. I turn my hand held mixer on low and gently combine the ingredients.

Finally, I pour the mixture into the baking pan and let it bake for 30-35 minutes. I can usually tell when it is close to being done by the way it smells. I take a toothpick and poke the center of the bread. If the toothpick pulls out clean, I know it is done. If not, I let it bake for a few more minutes.

When the bread is done, I take it out of the oven and place it on a cooling rack. Sometimes I cut it while it is still warm. Nothing beats a slice of pumpkin gingerbread, right out of the oven on a cold day with a cup of hot coffee.

Nutritional information per serving

Serves 18
Serving size 1 square

  • 144 calories
  • 2 grams of protein
  • 15 grams of carbohydrates
  • 9 grams of fat

Recipe Notes

You could also add almonds, raisins or walnuts to the mixture. Another alternative is to top the bread with nuts before you put it in the oven to bake.

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