Sunday, December 27, 2009

Healthy Makeover Pumpkin Bread

Instead of a Birthday cake this year, I made myself this deliciousness. I saw it in a magazine while waiting for an appointment. Yes I even ripped it out of it, in case I couldn't find it online. haha. I love anything pumpkin and since we didn't even have pie on Thanksgiving I thought this would cure my craving. Plus it being "healthier" and a start to another year, why not! Well that bread must be magic, because I had a birthday and lost my sweet tooth since! I haven't baked as much lately and have not craved much of anything sweet. Sweet! Anyways this was REALLY good bread, it was really moist too. I added a streusel topping to it and had it with some whipped cream topping. This will be my #1 recipe for pumpkin bread.

Healthy Makeover Pumpkin Bread
-as seen at Good Housekeeping

1 cup (packed) light brown sugar
2 large egg whites
1 cup pure pumpkin (not pumpkin pie mix)
1/4 cup canola oil
1/3 cup low-fat plain yogurt
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 cup all-purpose flour
3/4 cup whole wheat flour
1 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Spray 8 1/2" by 4 1/2" metal loaf pan with nonstick cooking spray with flour.
In large bowl, with wire whisk, combine brown sugar and egg whites. Add pumpkin, oil, yogurt, and vanilla extract; stir to combine.
In medium bowl, combine all-purpose flour, whole wheat flour, baking powder, cinnamon, nutmeg, baking soda, and salt. Add flour mixture to pumpkin mixture; stir until just combined. Do not overmix.
Pour batter into prepared pan. Bake 45 to 50 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center of loaf comes out clean. Cool in pan 10 minutes. Invert pumpkin bread onto wire rack; cool completely.

Makes 1 loaf


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3 Lovely Comments:

Tessa said...

Yum! This looks amazing. I still have a can of leftover pumpkin puree and may have found the way to use part of it up. Thanks!

Kathleen said...

This sounds like a de-lish recipe. I'm all about the lighter recipes after the holidays.

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