Pumpkin Cornbread

Fall is officially in full swing, and like everyone else, I’m on a pumpkin craze. There are SO many amazing pumpkin flavored goodies and treats available right now, it’s insane! In addition to trying out some tasty looking products I find at the store, I’ve also been in the kitchen whipping up some homemade, healthy pumpkin recipes too. Though it’s been over 100 degrees here this week (boo for California in the fall!), I’ve been working on a Pumpkin Cornbread Recipe that I hope you love as much as I do! Moist, delicious, slightly sweet cornbread that bakes up light and tender boasting a traditional corn flavor, but with a hint of pumpkin and spice. Goes AMAZINGLY well with chili or soup, and if you want to spend the extra points, is best when topped with hot butter. So get on the pumpkin craze bandwagon and give my Pumpkin Cornbread recipe a try this fall. Each serving is just 4 Points!

Pumpkin Cornbread

Moist, tender, light cornbread with a touch of pumpkin and fall spices. It’s a great way to add a seasonal twist to a traditional dish.


  • 1 cup whole wheat flour
  • 1 cup cornmeal
  • 1 cup canned pumpmin puree
  • 1 cup fat free milk
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 1/4 cup coconut oil (melted)
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 tbsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp allspice


  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Spray a square (7” x 7”) baking dish with nonfat cooking spray.
  2. Mix the flour, cornmeal, baking powder, salt, and spices in a bowl.
  3. In another bowl, combine the oil, honey, egg, pumpkin puree, and milk. Mix well.
  4. Combine the wet and the dry mixtures together and mix well.
  5. Spoon only into the baking dish, and bake in the oven for 25-30 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
  6. Let cool, then remove from pan, cut into 12 squares, and serve.

Preparation time: 10 minute(s)

Cooking time: 30 minute(s)

Diet type: Vegetarian

Diet tags: Low calorie, Reduced fat

Number of servings (yield): 12

Culinary tradition: USA (Southern)

Calories: 155

Fat: 5g

Protein: 3.5g

Entire recipe makes 10 servings
Serving size is about 3/4 cup
Each serving = 7 Points
PER SERVING: 248 calories; 5g fat; .9g saturated fat; 42g carbohydrates; .4g sugar; 7g protein; 2g fiber


  1. have you made on new smart pts program? If yes, do you know the new points value?

  2. Yet another yummy looking /sounding recipe we will try !!! We are not at all fond of sweet cornbread –how would leaving out the honey entirely affect the outcome of the recipe ??would we need to substitute another liquid ingredient and if so what would you suggest ? Iastly, how would the nutritional info change without the honey and /or with other liquid ingredients used to replace the honey ??? thanks so very much !

    • In the recipe you say, “Mix the flour, cornmeal, baking powder, salt, and spices in a bowl.” You do not have salt in the ingredient list.

      How much salt is needed?

  3. Can you please specify the size of the can of pumpkin? I’m assuming you mean the smaller 15 oz one, but I wanted to make sure. Thanks!

    • Wendy Zitzman

      It’s actually 1 cup of canned pumpkin, not a whole can of pumpkin :).