This is the time when pumpkin (and all sorts of treats and concoctions made with that flavor) seems to be everywhere. So why not give your bread a seasonal flair? Pumpkin bread is delicious and filling, and can go with a wide variety of meals and snacks. And when you use this healthy recipe, it can also be a smart diet choice. This particular take on pumpkin bread has a little extra kick, thanks to the special blend of spices and flavorings. (Recipe courtesy of Cooking Light)
- 3 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
- 2 teaspoons baking powder
- 1 teaspoon ground allspice
- 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1 teaspoon ground nutmeg
- 3/4 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/2 teaspoon ground cloves
- 1 1/3 cups packed brown sugar
- 3/4 cup fat-free milk
- 1/3 cup vegetable oil
- 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
- 2 large eggs $
- 1 (15-ounce) can pumpkin
- Cooking spray
- 1/3 cup chopped walnuts
- Preheat oven to 350°.
- Lightly spoon flour into dry measuring cups; level with a knife.
- Combine flour and the next 7 ingredients (flour through cloves) in a large bowl; make a well in center of mixture.
- Combine sugar and the next 5 ingredients (sugar through pumpkin) in a bowl, and stir well with a whisk until smooth.
- Add to flour mixture, stirring just until moist.
- Spoon batter into 2 (8 x 4-inch) loaf pans coated with cooking spray, and sprinkle with walnuts.
- Bake at 350° for 1 hour or until a wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean.
- Cool loaves in pans 10 minutes on a wire rack; remove from pans.
- Cool loaves completely; cut each loaf into 12 slices.
Each slice of this tasty bread has 160 calories and 4.7g of fat.
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