Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Pumpkin & Spice

Fall is in the air and it has gotten me in the mood for some seasonal treats! When I do cook or bake which isn't too often I like to keep things simple and healthy. I found this recipe for Pumpkin Bread online and gave it a go. It turned out really well and I have made it several times in the past few days. 

The recipe was pretty healthy to begin with and uses egg whites and yogurt, however it called for oil which I substituted with apple sauce. I think this recipe is a keeper for sure, it's easy to make, turns out nice and moist and has a great flavor of pumpkin and spice. 

I made a second loaf and added chocolate chips as a sweet treat! 

The Recipe

1 cup packed brown sugar
2 large egg whites
1 cup pure pumpkin (not pumpkin pie mix)
1/4 canola oil *substitute with apple sauce
1/3 cup low-fat plain yogurt * I used non-fat vanilla yogurt
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 cup all-purpose flour
3/4 cup whole wheat flour
1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
* 3/4 cup chocolate chips = sweet treat!

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F
Spray metal loaf pan with nonstick spray
Mix brown sugar, egg whites, pumpkin, apple sauce, yogurt and vanilla
Add flour, wheat flour, baking powder, cinnamon, nutmeg, baking soda
Stir until combined
Pour batter into pan and bake 45-50 minutes
Let cool 10 minutes

from Good Housekeeping somewhere online :) 


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