Pumpkin Omega-3 Loaf

Pumpkin Omega-3 Loaf


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About this recipe: This is a moist and delicious quick bread, which is also vegan-friendly and low fat. The linseed replaces the egg and also brings with it the additional essential fatty acid, omega-3. It's perfect for breakfast, brunch, lunch or afternoon tea.


Makes: 1 loaf

  • 2 tablespoons milled linseed
  • 6 tablespoons water
  • 300g sugar
  • 250g pumpkin puree
  • 125g apple sauce
  • 165g plain flour
  • 40g wholemeal flour
  • 1 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves

Prep:10min  ›  Cook:1hr10min  ›  Ready in:1hr20min 

  1. Preheat oven to 180 C / Gas 4. Lightly grease one 23x13cm loaf tin.
  2. Whisk together linseed and water. Mix in sugar, pumpkin puree and apple sauce.
  3. In a large bowl, stir together plain flour, wholemeal flour, bicarbonate of soda, cinnamon, salt, baking powder, nutmeg and cloves. Add flour mixture to pumpkin mixture; stir until smooth. Pour batter into prepared tin.
  4. Bake in preheated oven for 65 to 70 minutes or until a skewer inserted into centre of the loaf comes out clean.


Linseed is also known as flax seeds. Milled (or ground) linseed can be purchased at health shops or online.

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Reviews (2)


its tasty - 07 Dec 2011


Lovely! I added more spice as I like it like that but it doesn't really need it. Very nice! - 04 Mar 2014

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