Pumpkin Bread Made Healthy

With the cold air settling in this week, I think this pumpkin bread may be calling my name!  Who doesn’t love the smell of freshly baked bread and when you add in pumpkin it just makes things even better!

  • 1 1/2 cups pumpkin puree (homemadeor canned)
  • 1 1/4 cups unbleached all purpose flour
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 2 tsp pumpkin pie spice
  • 1/2 tsp nutmeg
  • 1/4 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 2 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 2 large egg whites
  • 1 1/2  tsp vanilla extract
  • baking spray
  • 2 tbsp pepitas

Directions:

Preheat oven to 350°. Spray a 9 x 5 inch loaf pan with baking spray.

In a medium bowl, combine flour, sugar, baking soda, pumpkin spice, nutmeg, cinnamon, and salt with a wire whisk. Set aside.

In a large bowl mix oil, egg whites, pumpkin puree and vanilla; beat at medium speed until thick. Scrape down sides of the bowl.

Add flour mixture, then blend at low speed until combined. Do not over mix

Pour batter into loaf pan, top with pepitas and bake on the center rack for 50-55 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.

Source:  www.skinnytaste.com

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