This pumpkin bread is wonderfully moist, and you'll love the smell of it baking in the oven. The carbs can be further reduced by using a sugar substitute; just make sure to use one that works with baking.

Pumpkin Bread

Makes: 12 servings
Serving size: 1 slice

Cooking spray
1 15-ounce can pumpkin
1/3 cup low-fat buttermilk
1/4 cup canola oil
1 egg
2 egg whites
2 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 cup sugar
2 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg

1. Preheat over to 350 degrees F. Coat a 9-inch loaf pan with cooking spray.
2. In a medium bowl, combine the pumpkin, buttermilk, oil, egg, egg whites and mix well. Set aside.
3. In a large bowl, sift together the remaining ingredients.
4. Make a well in the center of the dry ingredients. Add pumpkin mixture all at once. Mix well.
5. Pour batter into loaf pan. Bake 50-60 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean.

Calories 172, Protein 4g, Total Fat 5g, Saturated Fat 1 g, Carbohydrate 28g, Cholesterol 18 mg, Sodium 286 mg, Dietary Fiber 2g

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Last Modified Date: June 17, 2013

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