Monday, October 8, 2007

pumpkin bread

totally craving it the past few days. I guess it's just the October thing. And then whenever I visit Kate's blog I totally think pumpkin!

I saw pumpkin ice cream at the store on Saturday. And they had the slow churned, half the fat. I bought some. I thought it might be the end of me, but I had one giant scoop Saturday evening (with the kids) and haven't touched it since. Of course, it's still in there so I won't brag too much yet. I could end up any night on the couch with the half gallon and the spoon! But I won't...because I don't really want to go back there.

Anyway. I've been craving pumpkin bread. The recipe I normally make is totally yummy, but I know it's high in points. I didn't want to go there this time. And I've tried Roni's carrot pumpkin bread that's only 2 points. But hers starts with a cake mix and I am just really going through a personal thing with processed foods. Save that for another day.

So I cruised around on all recipes for a while looking for ideas. I combined some ideas and tried to choose low fat options whenever I could. I put it through the recipe builder and it came out to 2 points per slice, 12 slices from the loaf. I did actually double all this when I did it and just used a small can of pumpkin (15 oz). And I added some dried cranberries, too. It's really orange-y and different from my other pumpkin bread. It's yummy, but definitely has a low fat texture. For me, it's totally a keeper.

Orange Pumpkin Bread

Mix and Set Aside:
1 cup flour
1 cup whole wheat flour
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp baking soda
2 1/2 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp allspice
2 tsp cinnamon

In another bowl, beat together:
1/2 cup applesauce
3/4 cup brown sugar
1/4 cup egg substitue (eg Egg Beaters)
1 cup canned pumpkin
1 orange (quarted, then pulsed in a food processor)

Add wet ingedients to dry, mix till just combined.

Bake at 350 for 50 minutes.


Kathy said...

I like the idea of the orange with the pumpkin...I've also seen bananas used with it. And kids love breads made with these vegetables...a real plus.

Speaking from experience...BEWARE the ice cream...haha!

Law student said...

I saw the pumpkin ice cream too. . .and then someone on WW msg boards posted about it. Did you like it? I've tried to stay away from "regular" ice cream. . .Skinny Cow is my guilty pleasure these days.

Thanks for posting the pumpkin bread receipe! Sounds delicious! 2pts per slice. . .how big is a "slice"?. . .for me it could be the whole thing! :P

CaRoLyN said...

Mmmm Sounds yummy! I'll have to give it a try! Thanks for the recipe!

Kate said...

I was scoping for the Edy's Pumpkin Ice Cream myself, I haven't caved in and bought some yet, although my real weakness is the Edy's Peppermint Ice Cream, I used to go through a TON of that pre-weight watchers, I don't even know if I can buy it and contain myself this year.

The Pumpkin Bread sounds really yummy, I might have to try it.

I am also going through the processed foods thing, so I'm right there with ya kiddo.