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?...so with this in mind i thought i'd bake up something healthy to add to the jump start of my day.
PUMPKIN BREAD (Low fat)
2 c. canned pumpkin
1 1/4 c. sugar
1 c. applesauce
2/3 c. water
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.