The pumpkin shortage is over! Celebrate by making this easy pumpkin bread recipe. It’s a healthy pumpkin bread made with whole wheat flour, pure pumpkin and low-fat yogurt. Spiced with cinnamon, ginger and cloves- this pumpkin nut loaf is sure to be a favorite.
Whole Wheat Pumpkin Bread
1 1/2 cups whole wheat flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon table salt
1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
1 egg, beaten
3/4 cup packed dark brown sugar or sucanat
3/4 cup low-fat plain yogurt
3/4 cup canned pure pumpkin
3 tablespoon canola or safflower oil
1 1/2 teaspoons pure vanilla
1/2 cup chopped toasted walnuts or pecans
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spray bottom of 8×4-inch loaf pan with cooking spray.
In large bowl, mix flour, baking powder, cinnamon, baking soda, salt, ginger and cloves. Set aside.
In medium bowl mix egg, sugar, yogurt, pumpkin, oil and vanilla until well blended. Add to flour mixture, stirring until just combined. Stir in walnuts. Pour batter into pan.
Bake 50 to 60 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool in pan 10 minutes. Remove from pan and cool on wire rack.
Makes 1 loaf (16 slices)
Tip: You can use cooked fresh pumpkin puree in place of the canned pumpkin. Be sure to use a sugar (pie) pumpkin.