Wednesday, September 30, 2009


low fat

low cal


AND tasty!

well, it does have the fats from the walnuts, but we all know those are the good omegas, so not to worry.

if you glanced at a bit of my blog lately, you might be stumped as to why i all the sudden am throwing you a curve-ball with the healthy bread. believe it or not, i am actually a health conscious person.
AND, i believe in the Yin and Yang theory...sweet and savory, crunchy and smooth...a little bit good with a little bit o' bad...most of all...a little angel with a kiss of the devil..

should i admit now that i have a chocolate dipped, peanut rolled, carmel coated, piece of bacon in the morning? with this in mind i thought i'd bake up something healthy to add to the jump start of my day.


2 c. canned pumpkin
1 1/4 c. sugar
1 c. applesauce
2/3 c. water
2 eggs
2 egg whites
2 c. whole wheat flour
1 1/2 c. all-purpose flour
2 tsp. soda
1 1/2 tsp. nutmeg
1/2 tsp. ginger
1 1/2 tsp. cinnamon
i added 1 c. chopped walnuts and 1 c. dried cranberries

i put the oven at 330 convection and baked 'till tookpick came out clean...time varies due to size AND COLOR of loaf pans.
i also used 2 med. 8 1/2 x 4 1/2 loaf AND 1 small 5 3/4 x 3" loaf pan

In a large bowl, blend pumpkin, sugar, applesauce, water, eggs and egg whites. Add flours, soda, nutmeg, ginger and cinnamon. Blend at low speed until moistened, then beat 1 minute at medium speed.
Pour batter into 2 non-stick sprayed and floured (bottom only) loaf pans (9x5 inch). Bake until toothpick inserted comes out clean. Cool 5 minutes and remove from pans. Cool completely on wire rack.

the bread comes out very moist, not cakey like a sweet full-fat type loaf bread/cake. you just have to feel a bit righteous while eating it because it oozes health BUT it still tastes GOOD. not like some health breads. i think the walnuts and craisins are a must...might add some calories, but really adds to the flavors and texure. it might be kind of "one-note", if you will, unless you add some extra goodies. so feel free to add your own combo of extras. i think you'll be pleased with the base recipe. one nice slice along with your regular breakfast, be it normal or a bit decadent, will keep your head on straight at least 'till lunch time.


Valerie said...

I cannot wait to make this! Thanks for the lovely recipe!

Catherine said...

Thanks for the Low Fat Pumpkin Bread recipe.
I'll create one for sure, my kids are gonna like it :)
If you don't mind, can I submit your Low Fat Pumpkin Bread photo in ?
It's a food photography site full of all DIY food pictures from members around the world. Or perhaps you'd like to submit by yourself? Let me know when you did, so I can share it.

Jules and Ruby said...

hi Catherine...i'm late getting back to you, but by all means please post this on foodporn. i have another pumpkin bread you might like with chocolate's healthy and low cal. i was gonna make it again today. i just added the search gadget so that might help. it's titled low fat pumpkin bread with chocolate chips. thanks so much for the great comment.

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