Pumpkin Cornbread

Course: Bread
Cuisine: American
Keyword: cornbread, pumpkin
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 45 minutes
Servings: 8 servings
Calories: 299 kcal

This is a really delicious cornbread recipe that is perfect for dunking in chili.



  • 1/2 cup all purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup whole wheat flour
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1 cup cornmeal
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 cup unsweetened pumpkin puree
  • 2/3 cup packed light brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup canola oil
  • 1 tablespoon molasses


  1. Preheat the oven to 400°F. Spray a 10-inch glass pie pan or 9-inch square baking pan with nonstick spray.

  2. Sift the flours, baking powder, salt and spices into a large mixing bowl. Whisk in the cornmeal.

  3. In a separate bowl, beat the eggs lightly. Whisk in the pumpkin, brown sugar, oil and molasses.

  4. Make a well in the dry mixture. Add the pumpkin mixture and blend the batter with a few quick strokes (just until blended- don't over-mix).

  5. Pour the batter into the prepared pan. Bake for 30 minutes, or until the cornbread is browned and the surface has a slightly springy feel.

Recipe Notes

Nutrition Facts
Pumpkin Cornbread
Amount Per Serving (1 piece)
Calories 299 Calories from Fat 81
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 9g 14%
Saturated Fat 1g 5%
Cholesterol 46mg 15%
Sodium 318mg 13%
Potassium 392mg 11%
Total Carbohydrates 49g 16%
Dietary Fiber 3g 12%
Sugars 21g
Protein 5g 10%
Vitamin A 96.7%
Vitamin C 1.6%
Calcium 10.3%
Iron 12.5%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.