Pumpkin Bread Makes A Great Gift

Several people have asked me for my pumpkin bread recipe recently. Even though I put it up on the blog last year, I decided to post it again, adding the nutritional data and unit information at the end. If you are looking for a recipe you've seen on the blog before, simply find the "Search" bar at the upper left side of the Mind-full Motivator homepage. Write the words best describing what you are looking for, and it should pop right up!  


Enjoy this easy, healthier version of a seasonal favorite...


Pumpkin Bread
      -Makes 2 loaves
In a large bowl, whisk together until well mixed:
     2 cups sugar
     2 cups all-purpose flour
     1 1/3 cup whole wheat flour
     2 tsp. baking soda
     2 tsp. baking powder
     1 tsp. salt
     1 tsp. cinnamon
     1 tsp. nutmeg
     1/2 tsp. allspice or 1/4 tsp. cloves
 In a separate bowl, blend together:
     3/4 cup low fat buttermilk*
     1/4 cup canola oil
     4 eggs
     1-15 oz. can pumpkin

Add liquids to dry ingredients, and mix with a whisk until just blended, being careful not to over stir (it will get tougher the more you mix it.)

Pour into 2 loaf pans (9" X 5") that have been coated with cooking spray.

Bake at 350 degrees for 55 minutes.  Test for doneness by inserting a dry spaghetti noodle into the middle of the loaf, making sure it comes out clean.

Let rest five minutes in the pan, then turn out to cool on a rack.
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*Substitutes:
       1) Put 2 tsp. vinegar or lemon juice in a measuring cup, and add non-fat milk until it gets to the 3/4
            line. 
       2) 3/4 cup non-fat plain yogurt
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Nutrition data:
      1 slice (55 g.)= 1/16th of a loaf, 124 calories,3 g fat, 0 g saturated fat, 27 g carbohydrate, 195 mg sodium, 1 g fiber, 3 g protein.  2 1/2 Units.