Nutrients per serving

  • Calories  212
  • Protein  3 g
  • Carbohydrates  32 g
  • Fat  8 g
  • Cholesterol  22 mg
  • Sodium  205 mg
  • Potassium  54 mg
  • Phosphorus  33 mg
  • Calcium  11 mg
  • Fiber  0.8 g

Pioneer Pumpkin Bread

Pioneer Pumpkin Bread is the perfect kidney-friendly recipe to bake on a cool autumn day.

Diet types:

  • CKD non-dialysis
  • Dialysis
  • Diabetes

Recipe provide by DaVita patient, Kathy, who shares this bread during the holidays and submitted by DaVita dietitian Allison from Colorado.

Portions: 30 (3 loaves)     Serving size: 1/10 slice of a loaf


    • 3-1/2 cups all-purpose white flour 
    • 3 cups sugar              
    • 3 teaspoons baking soda
    • 1 teaspoon salt                    
    • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon           
    • 1 teaspoon ground nutmeg
    •  1 cup oil  
    •  2/3 cup water
    •  4 eggs
    •  one 15-ounce can pumpkin


    1. Preheat oven to 350° F.
    2. Mix dry ingredients together in a large bowl. Add oil, water, eggs and pumpkin.  Stir until well blended. Add nuts, if desired.
    3. Pour batter into loaf pans, lightly sprayed with nonstick cooking spray.
    4. To makes 3 regular-sized loaves, bake for 1 hour or until a toothpick inserted in the middle comes out clean. To make 6 mini loaves, bake 45 minutes.
    5. Cool loaves on a rack for 10 minutes in pans; then invert, remove from pans and turn right side up and continue cooling. Wrap in aluminum foil when totally cool.

Renal and renal diabetic food choices

    • 2 starch
    • 1 fat

Carbohydrate choices


Helpful hints

    • One cup chopped pecans (optional) added to this recipe increases potassium to 70 milligrams and phosphorus to 40 milligrams.
    • One cup walnuts (optional) added to this recipe will increase potassium to 86 milligrams and phosphorus to 57 milligrams.
    • Make loaves ahead and freeze until ready to share or enjoy.

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Pioneer Pumpkin Bread

valnieboer65 says:


Serving size is 1/10 of a slice?? Dietitian comment: No it is 1/10 of a loaf.

Sep. 30, 2014, 7:06 PM - Inappropriate review?

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AskDrKris says:


Another egg substitute is banana. One large banana will replace 2 eggs. It will give the same binding consistency of eggs. Dietitian comment: For people on a low potassium diet I would not recommend banana as a substitute due to the potassium content.

Apr. 19, 2014, 9:46 AM - Inappropriate review?

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Ramanjee26 says:


I am a vegetarian.I do not want to include eggs in my diet . I also can not understand this containing 3 cups of sugar as it's in gradient good for diabetes. Dietitian comment: I don't think this recipe would work without the eggs, but you could substitute a low calorie sweetener like stevia or Splenda instead of the sugar to reduce the carbs.

Apr. 12, 2014, 8:09 PM - Inappropriate review?

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bech says:


I made this for my dialysis unit's annual Halloween party, the patients and staff loved it!

Nov. 08, 2011, 6:49 AM - Inappropriate review?

Pioneer Pumpkin Bread

rubyred13 says:


I love this recipe. I added 1 to 2 tsp of vanilla extract as my secret ingredient. Just brings out something extra.

Nov. 03, 2011, 12:58 PM - Inappropriate review?

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Really good bread!! Added orange zest and made a cream chese, honey and cinnamon spread to go on top! De-lish!

Jun. 28, 2011, 3:59 AM - Inappropriate review?

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