Whole Wheat Pumpkin Bread

Brain blocks.

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Very real, very annoying, and very unfortunate.

This weekend I specifically finished all of my homework, chores, and various to-do’s early in order to set some much-needed time apart for college essays.

However, the minute my fingers hit the keys of my keyboard I suddenly froze.

I had no idea how to start an essay that may or may not decide my future.

So- I took a much-needed break to post about something I can easily ramble on about for days- food!

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This morning I created the best bread recipe that’s ever come out of my kitchen: this recipe for Pumpkin Bread.

Seriously people, you would never realize this pumpkin bread was healthy unless you read the ingredients list. It tastes that good.

I blame the pumpkin. Pumpkin just adds a layer of richness to anything it’s combined with, and in fact gives this bread its moist texture without the addition of a cup of vegetable oil or two sticks of butter.

On the other hand, I’m sure the multiple teaspoons of fall-themed spices I incorporated only increased the delicious factor! 😉

In my opinion, the inclusion of cinnamon in any recipe makes it that much better.

Looking for a lower calorie option to a favorite fall snack? Or maybe an excuse to put off thinking about college essays for the rest of the evening? This recipe is your answer!

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Just don’t blame me when you eat it all in one sitting! 😉

Whole Wheat Pumpkin Bread

  • 1 1/2 c whole wheat flour
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp pumpkin pie spice
  • 1/4 tsp cloves
  • 3 tbs molasses
  • 1 c stevia
  • 1/2 c egg whites
  • 1 c pumpkin puree
  • 1/4 c natural applesauce
  • 1/4 c melted coconut oil
  • 1/3 c water

Preheat oven to 350°F. Combine dry ingredients in a large bowl. Then add molasses, stevia, egg whites, pumpkin puree, and applesauce and stir until smooth. Add coconut oil and water and stir until combined. Pour into a greased and floured 9 in x 5 in loaf pan. For 1 hour- 1 hour 15 minutes, or until a toothpick comes out clean. Let cool for 15 minutes, then slice and enjoy!

Nutrition Information (from myfitnesspal.com)

Calories: 106

Fat: 4g

Carbs: 15g

Protein: 3g

(Yields 15 servings)

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