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Orange-Date Pumpkin Bread

Serve this spiced holiday bread with reduced-fat cream cheese flavored with a little grated orange peel.

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  • Makes: 32 servings
  • Serving Size: 1 slice
  • Yields: 2 loaves (32 slices)
  • Bake: 50 mins 350°F

Orange-Date Pumpkin Bread



  1. Preheat oven to 350 degree F. Grease the bottom and 1/2 inch up the sides of two 8x4x2-inch loaf pans; set aside. In a large bowl, stir together all-purpose flour, whole wheat flour, baking powder, nutmeg, salt, and baking soda. Set aside.
  2. In a medium bowl, stir together pumpkin, sugar, egg, honey, oil, orange peel, and orange juice. Using a wooden spoon, stir pumpkin mixture into flour mixture just until combined. Stir in nuts and dates or raisins. Divide mixture between the prepared pans.
  3. Bake about 50 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near centers comes out clean. Cool in pans on wire racks for 10 minutes. Remove from pans. Cool completely on wire racks. Makes 2 loaves (32 slices).

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*Sugar Substitutes:

Choose from Splenda Sugar Blend for Baking or Equal Sugar Lite. Follow the package directions to use the product amount equivalent to 3/4 cup sugar.

Prepare as directed. Place each loaf of bread in a freezer container or bag. Seal, label, and freeze for up to 3 months. To serve, thaw the wrapped bread at room temperature.

Nutrition Facts (Orange-Date Pumpkin Bread)

    Per serving:
  • 129 kcal cal.,
  • 4 g fat
  • (1 g sat. fat,
  • 0 mg chol.,
  • 87 mg sodium,
  • 22 g carb.,
  • 2 g fiber,
  • 3 g pro.
  • Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet



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