Pumpkin Nut Bread Recipe (and a Fit Body Bakery Giveaway!)

Disclaimer: Through my affiliation with Fit Approach, I received two boxes of Fit Body Bakery products in exchange for this recipe and review.  As always, all opinions are my own.

pumpkin nut bread

Its no secret that I love cooking and baking.  I don’t bake as often as I’d like to, partly because the time and effort it takes to bake from scratch, and then clean up the mess that pulling out the flour, sugar, and other baking ingredients makes, is sometimes just not worth it.  While I could always rely on boxed mixes, most mixes are very high in calories, sugar, and preservatives.

So when I got the opportunity to try out two boxes of Fit Body Bakery products, I immediately jumped at the chance.


Photo Credit: Fit Body Bakery

Fit Body Bakery currently has four different mixes on the market: a cookie mix, a brownie mix, a muffin mix, and a pancake mix.  All four mixes are low in fat and sugar, and are also gluten free.  They are 100% natural, meaning they don’t contain any preservatives or artificial ingredients.  Each mix is also high in protein, making them a great treat to have while trying to live an active and healthy lifestyle.

I received two of the four mixes, the Motivator Muffin and Power Up Pancake mixes.  Using the muffin mix, I decided to make another bread recipe, incorporating many people’s favorite fall flavors: pumpkin, cinnamon, and nutmeg.

bread ingredients


1 box Fit Body Bakery Motivator Muffin Mix
1/2 cup unsweetened applesauce
1 can pure pumpkin (15 oz)
1 cup milk
4 egg whites
2 tsp ground cinnamon
1 tsp nutmeg
3/4 cup chopped pecans


  1. Heat the oven to 350 degrees.
  2. In a large bowl, mix together the muffin mix, applesauce, pumpkin, milk, egg whites, cinnamon, and nutmeg.  Stir in the chopped pecans.
  3. Using shortening, grease an 8-by-4-inch loaf pan. Pour the batter into the greased pan.
  4. Bake for about 50 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center of the bread comes out clean.
  5. Cool the bread in the pan for 15 minutes, then continue cooling on a baking rack until cooled completely.

Eager to give Fit Body Bakery a try?  Be sure to head over to their website to place your order, and use discount code SP15 to save 15 percent off your order.  Discount code expires November 30, 2015.

Want a chance to win a box of the Fit Body Bakery mix of your choosing?  Be sure to head over to my Rafflecopter giveaway for your chance to win a box in the flavor of your choice.  Giveaway ends on Wednesday, November 4th at 11:59 p.m. EST, and is open to residents in the United States.  (One prize per person.  If you win this giveaway, and have already won another prize from Fit Body Bakery through another blog, please disclose that you have already won so we can choose another winner.)

QOTD: Which mix from Fit Body Bakery would you like to try?

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22 Responses to Pumpkin Nut Bread Recipe (and a Fit Body Bakery Giveaway!)

  1. Karen :0) says:

    Oooh yum that was a great idea to add pumpkin!! This sounds delicious! I would love to try the muffin mix! 🙂

  2. I’d want to try the Brownie mix first, then the pancake mix with pumpkin 🙂

  3. This looks absolutely delicious! Great way to enhance a boxed mix to make it more flavorful!

  4. mkadens1 says:

    That sounds great! Ooooh I love protein pancakes but those brownies are calling to me.

  5. I’d love to make PROTEIN PANCAKES with this!! Thanks for the chance to win!

  6. I have never heard of fit body bakery. But that looks so good. I have been eating some pumpkin bread that was given to me all this wk and every time I eat a slice I know it’s not healthy and keep thinking there has to be a way to make this healthier. Now I can.

  7. ooooo I think I’ll make this with my muffin mix!

  8. Cookies would be my choice, for sure!!

  9. Ooh, all those mixes sound so yummy. I’m a cookie girl myself…

  10. Sue @ This Mama Runs For Cupcakes says:

    Oh yum! Great idea! I made cookies with my mix!

  11. Melinda says:

    It’s so hard to find baking mixes that are gluten free AND don’t contain any potato flour/starch! This makes me really happy to read. YAY!

  12. I REALLY need to bake more!!!! Those look amazing, I am freezing today and the thought of warm bread sounds so beyond fabulous to me right now. If I get the energy this evening, I am totally making some of this bread, I think I even have all the ingredients in my cupboards right now too, which is rare for me:) LOL

  13. Cassie says:

    i’d love to try this muffin mix. my hubby loves fresh blueberry muffins

  14. Pumpkin Nut Bread sounds divine! I can’t wait to start back baking more during the holiday season! Is it wrong to say I want to try them all? Lol! 🙂

  15. jillconyers says:

    I love pumpkin bread! Great take on the muffin recipe.

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  18. looks like your bread came out great. this is a really awesome recipe!

  19. yum I want to try the brownie mix!

  20. This sounds all sorts of delicious! I’d go for the muffin one! :]

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