Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Pumpkin Bread

In a standing mixer cream:
2 cups brown sugar
4 large egg whites
1 over-ripe banana
2 cups pumpkin
1/4 cup oil
1 cup plain yogurt
2 tsp. vanilla

1 Tablespoon baking powder
2 tsp. cinnamon
1 tsp. nutmeg
a dash of cloves
1 tsp. baking soda
1 tsp. salt
3/4 cup wheat flour
3 cups white flour
1/2 bag semi-sweet chocolate chips

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spray two pans and one mini loaf pan with Pam and then flour.

In a standing mixer with whisps,  wisk,  brown sugar and egg whites. Add banana, pumpkin, oil, yogurt, and vanilla Stir to combine.
In a 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.
Add chocolate chips and stir just until mixed.

Pour batter into prepared pans. Bake at 350 degrees for 45-50 minutes or until toothpick comes out clean. Cool in pan 10 minutes. Invert pumpkin bread onto wire rack; cool completely.

This is a recipe from Good Housekeeping November 2009 (Pumpkin Bread). It is a fabulous bread that is low-fat but moist, and tastes great. It bugged me that it only made one loaf--who makes just one loaf of bread? My challenge was, could I keep the fat low, but turn this into a three loaf recipe? I've tried to keep the oil low and add more yogurt and  so it stays low-fat. I've also added chocolate chips, a must, in my opinion.

If you need just one loaf, use the Good Housekeeping recipe but add chocolate chips. If you need more than one, try this one.  I gurantee moisteness,  and flavor.  This is an excellent recipe. Probably one of the best low fat recipes I've ever tried.

Original recipe had 1/4 cup applesauce and 3/4 cup yogurt. But I've tried eliminating the applesauce and adding the 1 cup of yogurt and it worked very well.

This recipe makes 2 decent sized loaves and  one mini loaf.

It can make three, but that third loaf is pretty small, or two nicely full bread pans. I tried to convince myself it would make three, but the loaves were too tiny.

Okay, I figured out how to make three full loaves: One full can of pumpkin, (29oz.) 4to 4 and 1/2 cups flour. An entire bag of chocolate chips. Whew!

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