Pumpkin Omega-3 Loaf

    1 hour 20 min

    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.

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    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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    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


    It's been a long time since I posted this recipe. I'm glad others are enjoying it! These days I make it without any applesauce and just use the whole 15 oz can of pumpkin. Add a few spoons of water if it needed but keep in mind this batter is thick. I also add 1/3 cup chopped walnuts and 1/3 cup dried cranberries (Craisins). I cut the sugar back to 1 cup as well.  -  08 Nov 2007  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)