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Pumpkin-Oat Bread

Points® value
Total Time
1 hr
15 min
45 min
This bread is a fabulous fall snack. You get a generous piece of cake that's topped with crunchy walnuts and features an underlying hint of sweet caramel flavour. You can also spice up the batter with a dash of cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves, pepper, ginger, or allspice; feel free to use whatever spices you have on hand. It couldn't be easier to make—all you have to do is cream the butter, light brown sugar, eggs, and canned pumpkin together, then stir in the dry ingredients, and your batter is ready to be baked. You'll find yourself reaching for a piece for both dessert and breakfast.


Cooking spray

1 spray(s)


½ cup(s), softened

Packed light brown sugar

1½ cup(s)


3 large, beaten

Pumpkin puree

2 cup(s), canned

Table salt

¼ tsp(s)

Pumpkin pie spice

1 tsp(s), or more to taste

All-purpose flour

1½ cup(s)

Uncooked quick oats

1½ cup(s)

Baking soda

2½ tsp(s)


24 half/halves, cut into pieces


  1. Preheat oven to 350ºF. Coat a 10- X 15-inch baking dish with cooking spray.
  2. Using an electric mixer, in a large bowl, cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Add eggs and pumpkin; beat well. Add salt, pumpkin pie spice, flour, oats and baking soda; mix thoroughly. Pour batter into prepared baking dish and place walnut halves on top so there will be 1 walnut in the center of each piece of cake. Bake until a toothpick inserted in center of cake comes out clean, about 40 to 45 minutes.
  3. Cool in pan and cut into 24 pieces.
  4. Yields 1 piece per serving.