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Trader Joe’s Pumpkin Bread: Bypass or Buy It?

Forkful of Trader Joe's pumpkin slice

Trader Joe’s Pumpkin Bread: Bypass or Buy It?

We've all seen the memes … the moment the calendar flips from September to October, the world is overcome with pumpkin spice fever. Indeed, pumpkin is the official flavor of fall … or so it seems. If you're looking for a flavorful way to get your pumpkin on, then we recommend picking up a box of Trader Joe's pumpkin bread mix. Requiring just four ingredients, it's a total winner in our book so much so that we keep several boxes on hand throughout the year when we just need a quick pumpkin fix!

Trader Joe's Pumpkin Bread Ingredients

Trader Joe's Pumpkin Bread ingredients
All you need is mix, oil, eggs and water to make this tasty pumpkin bread.

When it comes to whipping up a batch of this bread (or muffins if you prefer), all you need is the mix (obviously), two eggs, a half-cup of vegetable oil and a cup of water. We're willing to bet you have all of that on-hand — or at least everything but the mix at this point.

Speaking of the mix, the ingredients in the mix itself include just a handful of ingredients. It is worth noting, though, that those with gluten, soy, or dairy intolerances or allergies should likely opt out as the warning on the box indicates there may be even trace amounts.

Trader Joe's Pumpkin Bread ingredients list
If you or your loved ones have gluten, soy or dairy intolerances or allergies, you may want to skip this mix.

How to Make It

This mix gets a 10/10 on a scale of 1 to easy. You literally mix up all four ingredients, folding the dry mix into the wet, and then pour it into your bread pan. Pop it in the oven for 55-60 minutes at 350 degrees F, and soon you'll be smelling the heavenly pumpkin wafts throughout your home.

Trader Joe's pumpkin bread
Can you smell it?! SO GOOD!
Forkful of Trader Joe's pumpkin slice
Melt a bit of butter on your warm pumpkin bread for maximum enjoyment.

Trader Joe's Pumpkin Bread Nutritional Info

One box of Trader Joe's pumpkin bread mix contains 16 servings, and a serving is one 1/2-inch slice. Once serving size yields 190 calories and 26g of carbohydrates. While there is little in the way of nutritional value other than the scant 6 percent of your daily iron needs, the emotional boost you'll get from this tasty treat helps offset what is lacking in vitamins.

Trader Joe's Pumpkin Bread nutritional information
Each half-inch slice of Trader Joe's pumpkin bread contains 190 calories.

Potential Modifications

If you like to think outside the ingredient box, here are some potential add-ins and modifications for Trader Joe's pumpkin bread.

  • Chocolate chips
  • Dried cranberries
  • Pecan bits
  • Shredded coconut
  • Peanut butter chips
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